It seems like there is a special day for just about everything these days and the donut is no exception.
Always celebrated on the first Friday of June each year, National Donut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.
The Salvation Army this year is teaming up with baking company Entenmann's to help celebrate National Donut Day; Entenmann's will donate proceeds from sales and offer customers a chance to win free donuts for a year, by entering a contest on its Facebook page. Entenmann's donuts can be found at area grocery stores.
Krispy Kreme, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is offering a sweet deal: All you have to do is show up, no purchase necessary, for a free donut of your choice (one per customer). Find SoCal Krispy Kreme locations.
Of course here in Los Angeles we have our fair share of donut shops.
If you're looking to get your fix today, consider these Venice-Mar Vista businesses:
Yum Yum Donuts, 12201 Venice Blvd.
Glady's Donuts, 307 Lincoln Blvd.
Don's Donuts, 12751 W Washington Blvd.
Donuts USA, 11624 Venice Blvd.
Spudnut Donuts, 11285 Venice Blvd.
Follow more National Donut Day doings on Twitter at: #DoughnutDay or #DonutDay. You can also visit donutdayusa.com.