Celebrated this year on June 3rd, National Doughnut Day or "Donut" day origins all the way back to 1938. This day is not so much about the tasty fried rings of dough but more about the people making the food... National doughnut day was launched in 1938 by Chicago branch of the Salvation Army. Their goal was to raise funds and awareness to the community. They would help those in need during the great depression during this day all while honoring the Salvation Army "Lassies". During World War I women volunteering for the Salvation Army would make doughnuts for soldiers serving oversees. The women contributing to the war effort and serving doughnuts to soldiers were known as "doughnut dollies".