The Lodi Salvation Army asks the community to contribute backpacks, back-to-school supplies, and new and gently used shoes and clothes on Friday.
The Salvation Army, 520 W. Lockeford St. at Hutchins Street, will give free doughnut and cup of coffee to people who make a donation between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The event began in 1938 as National Doughnut Day, where the Salvation Army helped the needy during the Great Depression and honored the Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.
For more information, call 209-369-5896.
Contact reporter Ross Farrow at firstname.lastname@example.org.