Two groups deliver free donuts across Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. — A donut chain and a local organization partnered to deliver the sweet breakfast favorite.

In honor of National Donut Day, Dunkin Donuts donated over 70 dozen donuts for the Salvation Army to distribute throughout Tennessee.

Lt. Mark Cancia, with the Salvation Army, says the day is also to honor the donut lassies that delivered homemade donuts to World War I soldiers on the front lines.

“Ever since 1938, the Salvation Army and donut shops across the nation have taken this day to commemorate what was done there,” Cancia said.

He says while they can’t reach those fighting on the front lines, they can reach those that are serving the front lines in the community.

“We’re focusing on places that serve others, and so places that are on the front lines today. Either telling the story or meeting a need in whatever way that might look like. While we may not have access to soldiers on the front lines, we do have access to people that are serving the front lines,” Cancia said.

Cancia says they made stops at the Jackson Police Department, the Fire Department, and even at WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News!

He says they aim to head to the Red Cross, the sheriff’s office, and to many more places.

Dunkin Donuts will also give away a free donut with the purchase of any beverage.

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