Walmart offering patrons free donuts on National Donut Day

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CHICAGO – SEPTEMBER 07: Glazed donuts are displayed at a Dunkin’ Donuts store September 7, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. In an effort to compete with Starbucks in the lucrative coffee market, Dunkin? Donuts has announced a goal of opening more than 10,000 new stores in the U.S. by 2020. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

 The world’s largest retailer wants you to come get your sugar rush on Friday as a tribute to National Donut Day.

Walmart plans to give away 1.2 million full-sized glazed donuts straight from its bakeries, while supplies last. 

All Walmarts across the country will be participating in the giveaway.

National Donut Day started in 1938 in Chicago as a tribute to the Salvation Army, with the goal to help those in need during the great depression. 

Salvation Army workers would serve donuts and coffee to soldiers in the trenches during World War I, according to The Salvation Army. 

During World War II, red cross women volunteers, later known as Donut Dollies, also served donuts to soldiers.

For more information on National Donut Day, click here. 

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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