National Donut Day Freebies in the Hudson Valley
Here's where to grab free donuts in the Hudson Valley.
According to National Day Calendar, National Donut Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday in June. People participate by celebrating the donut and honoring the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served donuts to soldiers during WWI.
Story Behind Salvation Army Lassies
During WWI, the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe providing home-cooked meals, and the first Salvation Army Donut was served there in 1917. The food delivery by the brave volunteers was a morale boost for the troops. Donuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of soldiers, leading to American infantrymen commonly being called "doughboys."
Many bakeries and coffee shops around the Hudson Valley will be offering donut deals to their customers on National Donut Day. You can observe the day by getting out and supporting your local bakeries. Pick up a dozen to donate to first responders, a nursing station, or a favorite charity.
Where to get Free Donuts On National Donut Day
Well, it looks like Dunkin' is pretty much your one solid choice to get free donuts in the Hudson Valley area. Locations nationwide are offering a free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage, and there are plenty of locations all over the valley.
Also check out Hudson Valley area favorites Glazed Over Donuts in Beacon, Rabble Rise Doughnuts in New Paltz, Daddy's Bakery in Middletown, and Peaceful Provisions in Beacon for possible National Donut Day deals.
If you wanna travel a bit outside the Hudson Valley area, you can visit Krispy Kreme.
It looks like the closest Krispy Kreme's are in Paramus, NJ, and the Bronx, but it may be worth it. Krispy Kreme is offering all customers a free donut of any kind, with no purchase necessary. They are also offering a deal of buy 1 dozen donuts and get a dozen original glazed donuts for $2.
Check out 7 unique donut shops in and around the Hudson Valley to celebrate National Donut Day on June 2.