Entenmann’s Bakery announced that they are teaming up with The Salvation Army for a sweepstakes on June 5th to mark National Donut Day which will benefit the millions of people helped by that charitable organization.
The Salvation Army actually started National Donut Day to pay homage to the “Donut Lassies”, volunteers of the organization who provided donuts to the soldiers during World War I. That simple but important gesture of compassion and service to the men in combat became the impetus for the incorporation of the donut into the American snack food mainstream.
National Donut Day provides recognition to those who served our country then and those who live a life of service today whether it is through the military or in a charitable service capacity. The Salvation Army continues to strive to serve those who are underserved in our society.
The sweepstakes with Entenmann’s will feature a $1 donation by the bakery giant for each sweepstakes entry posted on June 5th going to The Salvation Army. The sweepstakes has a website set up with full details on the donations and how you can help The Salvation Army serve the disabled, the poor, the ill, and the homeless in our communities.
The Salvation Army provides services to 30 million Americans each year and is a vital resource for those who often have nowhere else to turn. The organization provides 10 million nights of shelter and 58 million meals to the hungry each year. They need your help to continue this critical service to those in desperate need throughout America.
The Salvation Army was particularly important in the Jersey Shore area following Hurricane Sandy in providing crucial services to those in need of food, clothing, shelter, and other basic necessities.
Entenmann’s Bakery was originally founded in 1898 in Brooklyn, NY and expanded rapidly over the years to become the preeminent bakery in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the Northeast. They are famous for their “all butter loaf cake” which they have sold over 700 million of that product since the inception of the company.
Entenmann’s has over 100 products and is currently part of Bimbo Bakery Systems. The company has numerous donut offerings including “Pop Ems” and the ubiquitous chocolate covered donut.
In order to learn more about how you can enter the sweepstakes or make a donation to The Salvation Army please visit www.entenmanns.com or visit www.salvationarmy.org to help make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate as well as honor those volunteers and service members from World War I.