Happy National Donut Day

What is the History Behind National Donut Day?

National Donut Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of June. The event was created by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938, as a fundraiser during the Great Depression, to honour members who served donuts to soldiers during World War One.

During World War One, roughly 250 volunteers from The Salvation Army traveled overseas to set up small “huts” to provide the U.S soldiers with writing supplies, stamps, a clothes mending service, and delicious baked goods.

Two volunteers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance, began frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets. According to the World War 1 Centennial Commission, “these delicious treats boosted morale and won the hearts of many soldiers.”

Although donuts were not the primary reason for The Salvation Army workers to be in the fighting zones, they were a great reminder of home for the soldiers and helped to provide moments of joy.

National Donut Day At CT Bakery:

At CT Bakery, donuts are more than decadent treats- to you and us -they’re a beloved tradition. Our mission is to create moments of joy through bakery fresh experiences.

From the beginning, it has been our goal to deliver our celebrated artisan donuts to as many people as possible. We started as a small family bakery in Toronto in 2005, quickly expanded to a 30,000 square-foot facility, and are opening up an additional 70,000 square-foot facility to continue to make our classic and gourmet donuts.

National Donut Day is especially important to us because we are able to celebrate our favourite desserts with YOU! Celebrate this day with us by enjoying your favourite CT Bakery donut, available at leading grocery stores across North America. There are many varieties to choose from, whether they’re coated in velvety chocolate, dusted with powdered sugar, or stuffed with cream or jelly, we create a taste experience that has given us a reputation for being an industry leader.

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