A Salvation Army Food truck will be onsite at the Krispy Kreme, Westworth Village, Fort Worth distributing free doughnuts today, National Doughnut Day. The gesture is reminiscent of the service The Salvation Army performed during WWI on the front lines in France that helped popularize doughnuts in America. During the war Salvation Army volunteers used wine bottles as rolling pins and leftover flour to make doughnuts, which they fried in soldiers' steel army helmets. When the soldiers returned home from the war, the doughnut was virtually unknown in the U.S., but the demand created for them by The Salvation Army’s wartime efforts resulted in American bakeries adding them to their menus.
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army in Chicago as a depression-era outreach initiative. Celebrated each year on the first Friday of June, the special day pays tribute to the organization for distributing doughnuts to thousands of homesick soldiers during World War I.
Friday, June 3
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Krispy Kreme 6700 Westworth Blvd, Westworth Village Fort Worth, TX 76114
(214) 799-2622 – Cell
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