Doughboys And Salvation Army Celebrate National Donut Day

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RENO - A sweet deal on National Donut Day Friday, as customers of Doughboy's Donuts in Reno will receive one free glazed donut for each can of food donated, and can receive up to six free donuts in exchange for six cans of food.

Donations are being accepted at both Doughboy’s locations: 5115 Mae Anne Avenue #B in Northwest Reno and 57 Damonte Ranch Parkway #101 in South.

National Donut Day, held annually on the first Friday in June, was established in 1938.

During World War I, The Salvation Army women, referred to as “Donut Girls”, would serve these treats to the soldiers. The American infantrymen were commonly called “doughboys”.