National Donut Day, June 7th 2019

Fenton, MI — May 31st, 2019

Did you know that next Friday, June 7th is National Donut Day? Who doesn’t like donuts? While it does not require a special celebration for most of us to grab our favorite round dough treat, it’s worth circling the day on the calendar.

Glazed, powdered, cinnamon-sugar, jelly-filled, chocolate, maple-frosted, custard-filled, Boston creme, just naming the varieties available is enough to make your mouth water. Be a hero and take a dozen to work, you’ll earn the most popular employee of the day award.

Photo Courtesy of Crust-a baking company, Fenton

Origins of National Donut Day

Celebrated each year on the first Friday in June, the tradition originated in Chicago back in 1938. The Salvation Army conceived the idea as a fundraiser to provide assistance to individuals and families struggling to escape the Great Depression. They also wanted to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” who served donuts to servicemen during the First World War.

The tradition continued during the Second World War as Red Cross volunteers, known as “Donut Dollies,” distributed the tasty treats to U.S. Soldiers.

Fenton’s Crust Celebrates National Donut Day

Local baker Crust is celebrating by dusting off some of their all-time favorite recipes for the big Donut day. Some of the unique flavors being offered include:

  • American Berry Crumb
  • Apple Kronut
  • Blueberry-Filled w Lemon Glaze
  • Lemon-Filled Donut
  • Maple Bacon
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Salted Caramel
Crust’s S’more donut / Photo Courtesy of Crust-a baking company, Fenton

You can even place your order now online to make sure your favorite is not sold out. Go to and select your special donuts for pickup on June 7th. Crust Bakery will donate 20% of the proceeds from National Donut Day sales to the Fenton Area Schools Summer Lunch Program. Eat donuts, support a good cause.

Crust is located at 104 W. Caroline at River in downtown Fenton.