Laura Mitbrodt sports fashion inspired by National Donut Day, accessorized by a plate of Empire Donuts.

Food and fashion find a way to celebrate National Donut Day

Empire Donuts will donate part of the proceeds from an event at Picnic Coffee June 5

  • Jun. 4, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Donuts are loved by everyone because they are obviously delicious but also an iconic representation of North American culture.

I remember watching Homer Simpson scarf down a donut like there was no tomorrow, and eating my first Krispie Cream on a summer road trip.

When I was a kid my brothers and I would hoard the free donuts in a motel lobby acting like we had never seen a donut before. I used to love going to the grocery store with my mom knowing that I could probably persuade her into buying a set of bear claws for my brothers and I.

As an adult, I limit my donut intake but still adore the look of a pink glazed donut with sprinkles on top to the point where I have purchased several donut themed items of clothing and accessories. As a way to celebrate National Donut Day on June 5, I wanted to collaborate with Empire Donuts by doing a vintage inspired photo shoot showing off their delicious donuts.

The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches. Rations were poor so the donut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer. Donuts were not the reason Salvation Army workers were in the fighting zones of France. Those men and women were there primarily to give spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldier and his allies. They were there to be a link with home and family.

You can celebrate National Donut Day with Empire Donuts and help them raise money for the Salvation Army. There is an event planned for Friday, June 5 at Picnic Coffee, 1021 Fort St. from 7:30am until 3pm. Donuts will be served fresh all day.

To help support The Salvation Army, Empire Donuts will donate 15 per cent of sales of donuts for that day to the Salvation Army.

Donut Day recognizes the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide, and encourages people to consider giving back to support their local communities.

For more information and details about the event please click here.

Laura Mitbrodt is a fashion blogger and Columnist for Monday Magazine. Contact her at laurajaneatelier@gmail.com

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