Mark your calendars.
On June 7 one of my favorite bakeries is giving away free donuts.
Yes, free donuts.
Regal Bakery will be shelling out free cake donuts at its newest location at 100 N. Beretania St. on Friday in celebration of The Salvation Army’s National Donut Day. (One per person, though.) A percentage of sales that day will be donated to The Salvation Army, as well.
Here’s the backstory: National Donut Day started in Chicago in 1938 to help raise money during the Great Depression and commemorate the “Donut Lassies,” those who fed donuts to American soldiers during World War I and catapulted the baked good into American mainstream. Today, National Donut Day raises funds and awareness to the social service programs offered by The Salvation Army.
Last year 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army’s 3,600 officers, 64,000 employees and 3.4 million volunteers.
So you’re not just indulging in a free treat — you’re helping a great cause.