For National Doughnut Day today, hop on over to participating Krispy Kremes and grab a FREE donut! They are offering this complementary treat to all who drop in, with no purchase necessary. If you're more of a Dunkin' Donuts fan, all you need to do is purchase a drink, and the donut will be on the house. It's not every day you can get a sweet treat like this for free, so make sure you stop by while supplies last!

You can also celebrate with The Salvation Army and Entemann's! They're serving up a sweepstakes where you can win a year's worth of donuts just by signing up. (Plus, for every 'like' that Entemann's receives on Facebook, they will donate a dollar to the Salvation Army!)

History of National Donut Day

In order to bring a touch of home to soldiers during WWI, The Salvation Army volunteers wanted to provide the troops with freshly baked goods. Unfortunately, the materials needed to create most popular sweets at the time were difficult to come by in the field. The solution? Frying up hundreds of doughnuts! Such warm, homemade goods were a far cry from the soldiers' typical fare, so the gesture was well-appreciated. Since then, the Salvation Army has celebrated the occasion every year on the first Friday of June!

Other Ways to Celebrate

You should also feel free to fry up your own delicious donuts for this lovely holiday! Check out any one of these fabulous donut recipes, from mouthwatering jelly-filled donuts to glazed donut holes.

Or try one of these Yummly doughnut recipes!

Crispy, Creamy DoughnutsCrispy, Creamy Doughnuts

Doughnut Holes

Doughnut Holes

Jelly Doughnuts

Jelly Donut

  Photo Credits: HealthkickerWikipedia, Villager Voice

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