Today, the Salvation Army’s tradition of caring for our servicemen and women is as strong as ever. In Southern California, the Salvation Army operates numerous homeless shelters to help veterans get back on their feet, including Bell Shelter—one of the largest homeless shelters west of the Mississippi—and The Haven, a homeless shelter exclusively for veterans located in Los Angeles. Major League Eating is honored to join the Salvation Army to help bring attention to their considerable work.

Do you have what it takes to pit yourself against donut upon donut upon donut over eight minutes of sanctioned competition? Does a Friday afternoon in Santa Monica eating donuts sound better than a Friday afternoon at work? Do you want to win money by eating food? Or do you simply want to see the world’s best eaters do what they do so well? This is The Salvation Army Donut Day World Donut Eating Championship! At the table or in the crowd—don’t you ever miss it!

1st – $1,000
2nd – $500
3rd – $300
4th – $150
5th – $50

This contest will take place at Noon on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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If stuffing your face with breakfast pastry is not your thing, but you still want to help honor our vets this Nation Donut Day you can donate to the cause by visiting here: