National Donut Day commemorates the women volunteers who cooked donuts on the World War I battlefield, providing nourishment and care for American G.I.s.  The pastries – virtually unknown in the States at the time – proved so popular that when the “doughboys” returned home, their demand for the sweet treat created the culinary phenomenon of the donut that has been embedded in American culture ever since.

Can't make it to a donut store, but still want to support our programs for veterans? Make an online donation today. 

You can also find free donuts at Krispy Kreme. Find locations here.

Dunkin Donuts is giving away a free donut with the purchase of a regular drink. Find the location nearest you by clicking here.