YORK, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Entenmann's, a division of
Bimbo Bakeries USA and maker of over 100 sweet baked goods, and The Salvation
Army got an advanced blitz on #NationalDonutDay, with the help of one of
Entenmann's most recognized donut fans. Super Bowl Champion, New Jersey native
and Entenmann's celebrity ambassador, Victor Cruz unveiled a one-of-a-kind,
larger than life Entenmann's Crumb Top Donut, at the National Donut Day
celebration in New York City's Madison Square Park, in commemoration of the
sweet holiday. Cruz's lightening fast plays on the field helped Entenmann's and
The Salvation Army get ahead of the game, kicking off the annual holiday one day
early for their New York Metro fans.
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"It's no secret that I love Entenmann's donuts, specifically their Crumb
Top donut with those delicious little crumbles on top," said Victor Cruz, Super
Bowl Champion and Entenmann's celebrity ambassador for National Donut Day. "I'm
so excited that their bakers would create this special giant Entenmann's Crumb
Top donut just for me in celebration of National Donut Day."
"Today truly marks a special day for donut lovers in New York to have Victor
Cruz here to kick off National Donut Day tomorrow – it's a major touchdown for
us," explained Maureen Sticco, Director of Entenmann's Marketing Services.
"This year also marks our third straight year with our official partnership with
The Salvation Army and we're so pleased to be able to present them a check in
the amount of $30,000."
holiday, held annually on the first Friday of June, was established by The
Salvation Army in 1938 in Chicago to honor the "Donut Lassies" who served these
treats to soldiers during World War I and to help raise needed funds during the
Great Depression. This significant occasion established the donut as a
long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide.
Fans were treated all afternoon to free donuts, coffee and hundreds of
giveaways, thanks to Entenmann's and The Salvation Army respectively. Consumers
were invited to pose for pictures with a life-sized cutout of Cruz, a giant
6-foot Entenmann's Crumb Top donut box and a photo station featuring Entenmann's
Entenmann's, with donut bakeries in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Montebello,
California, produce more than 780 million donuts a year, which equivalents to 15
million donuts a week and more than 100,000 donuts every hour to keep up with
the demands of Entenmann's donut lovers nationwide.
"What a great day to be in New York City celebrating National Donut Day," said
Major Ron Busroe, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The
Salvation Army. "Thank you to our friends at Entenmann's who are helping us
bring attention to the history of The Salvation Army and the service the lassies
provided many years ago. Today, The Salvation Army continues in its service of
the great men and women who have served our country, in the programs it offers
helping veterans across the country."
About Entenmann's Bakery
Founded in 1898, Entenmann's® Bakery has over 100 sweet baked goods, including
crumb cakes, donuts, chocolate chip cookies, and multi-grain cereal bars.
Entenmann's products are baked by the Bimbo Bakeries USA companies (BBU). BBU
is a leader in the baking industries known for its category leading brands,
innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of more than 28,000 U.S.
associates operates 75 manufacturing locations in the United States. 13,500
distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®,
Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Francisco®, Freihofer's®, Heiner's ®, Marinela®, Mrs
Baird's®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'®, and Tia Rosa®.
About The Salvation Army
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name
without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30
million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through
the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the
hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to
the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for
underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is
used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more
information, go to
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Jennifer Byrd/Trish Raines
Freeman Public Relations for Entenmann's
The Salvation Army
Bimbo Bakeries USA