Sweet National Donut Day! While this devilishly delicious treat is deserving of its own day based on its flavor merits alone, there is a story behind National Donut Day that may surprise you…

History of National Donut Day

National Donut Day historical images courtesy of The Salvation Army

National Donut Day was actually started by The Salvation Army during the Great Depression in 1938 to help raise funds and to bring awareness to the work and services the Salvation Army provides. The idea was inspired twenty years prior during World War I and commemorated the “donut lassies” – the roughly 250 female Salvation Army volunteers who provided services and products (especially donuts) to soldiers fighting the front lines in France. These women brought hope and a piece of home to soldiers by providing stamps, homemade meals and baked goods. Two of the volunteers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance, ¬†cleverly thought of frying the donuts in soldiers’ helmets! To this day, National Donut Day is an important fundraising day for The Salvation Army in Chicago.

Salvation Army Donut lassie for National Donut Day

How LeCroissant Celebrate National Donut Day

We celebrate National Donut Day in sugary style – with our colorful and festive Donut Action Station!

Artisan Donuts featured at LeCroissant Catering and Event's Donut action station!

Delicious artisan donut action station by Lux Catering and Events.

Our artisan donut action station features gourmet donuts prepared on site in front of you and our guests by our creative and talented bakery team. We can customize our donut flavors to meet your tasty needs and offer such flavors as chocolate ganache, berry, maple bacon, apple cinnamon, and vanilla bean glaze.

Maple bacon gourmet donuts offered by Lux Catering and Events.

Berry glazed donuts by Lux Catering and Events for National Donut Day

Apple Cinnamon gourmet donuts by Lux Catering and Events for National Donut Day

Call us to add our artisan donut action station to your next event or wedding – you and your guests will never forget it!


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