National Donut Day began in 1938 as a way to honor the women of the Salvation Army who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. It began with the Chicago chapter of the Salvation Army and continues today around the country.
On Friday, June 6, several retailers will offer deals and free donuts to customers.
Russ's Market will sell fresh glazed donuts four for $1 and donating $.05 for each donut sold to the Salvation Army. The traditional red kettles will also be open for business, manned by bell ringers collecting donations.
Super Saver stores will again offer one free glazed donut fresh from the bakery to the first 200 customers beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, June 6. Each Super Saver store will also give away discount coupons for donuts.
LaMar's Donuts will give one free donut to each customer. There are two locations in Lincoln, one in Omaha. This applies to any donut with a hole, no purchase necessary!
Dunkin Donut stores will also give away free donuts. Must purchase any beverage. There are two locations in Omaha, one in Papillion and one in North Platte.
Krispy Kreme stores will give away FREE donuts, while supplies last. No purchase required. There are two locations in Omaha.