Started in 1938 by the Salvation Army in Chicago, the first Friday in June 1939 became the first of the recurring day of recognition for their aid during World War I. Salvation Aid workers served doughnuts, fried in helmets, as part of their mission to soldiers. Learn more at http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/metro/donutdayhistory/ .
Find out about the history of doughnuts at https://pediaview.com/openpedia/Doughnut .
Circa 1939 image of Van De Kamp’s Bakery at 12169 Ventura Boulevard. Photo by Herman J. Schultheis. Courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library via https://www.kcet.org/food-living/baked-goodness-the-story-of-van-de-kamps-holland-dutch-bakers . Click on the link to learn more about the famous bakery chain in southern California that offered doughnuts among many other items.