This delicious day was started as a fundraiser in 1938 in Chicago in tribute to the “Doughnut Lassies” who found a way to fry doughnuts in helmets and distribute to soldiers during World War I and World War II as an expression of emotional support and comfort. These small acts of comfort were adopted by the Salvation Army in Chicago during The Great Depression to raise awareness in providing basic care to those in need. While today it is seen largely as a marketing campaign it's good to know the roots behind the meaning and that something as small as a round puff of dough could make such a large impact.
Joining the celebration of our favorite O-Ring shaped dessert, the FSR team came into the office to boxes of doughnuts laid out and ready to eat. Quality didn't get a chance to inspect tolerances before most of the doughnuts were grabbed but judging by the smiling faces around the office, they were well received.