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Rochester Salvation Army And Donuts Delite Partner To Deliver Goodness On National Donut Day

May 31, 2022

Rochester, NY - Held annually on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day is a sweet time to celebrate America’s heroes. On Friday June 3, staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester will pour into the community to support essential workers by delivering donuts and words of thanks.


This tradition dates back to World War I, when nearly 250 Salvation Army volunteers traveled overseas to provide emotional support, fried confectionery, clothing and supplies to American troops. For more than a century, the organization has continued to provide snacks, hydration, and comfort to first responders and front-line workers. The tradition will present itself here in Rochester and around the nation on Friday, June 3.


"National Donut Day is one of our favorite days of the year.” said Major Doug Burr of The Salvation Army. "Every bite is a celebration of those who are fighting for good. We’re honored to continue the tradition that was started more than 100 years ago. We’re serving smiles by the dozen and encourage our Rochester neighbors to join us in appreciating those who serve others."


The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester has partnered with Donuts Delite to celebrate this day of goodness. Together they plan to prepare and deliver more than 100 donuts on Friday, June 3 to local fire departments, emergency care centers, and other community service locations.


"We are thrilled to partner with the Salvation Army again this year." said Nick Semeraro, Owner of Donuts Delite. "To be part of something that has so much meaning behind it is very special and I'm proud to continue this partnership."


To further celebrate, both Donuts Delite locations are offering a FREE mini cannoli donut with purchase on Friday, June 3rd.


Outside of Donut Day, The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester provides nourishment year-round to those experiencing homelessness or struggling to buy food. Nonperishable goods and hot meals are available for those who seek help at one of the city's three emergency family services or overnight shelter locations.


To read more about National Donut Day, learn how you can get involved, or nominate a local community service organization to receive donuts on June 3, visit



About The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 10,000 people in Monroe County overcome struggles including poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food, emergency relief, rehabilitation, clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army strives to "do the most good" in our area and around the country. For more information visit


About Donuts Delite

Locally owned since 1958, Donuts Delite has two locations: 1700 Culver Rd @ Empire Blvd and 674 W Ridge Rd. For more information visit DDELITE.COM


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