If you're on a diet, through it out the window today because it's National Donut Day and many donut shops are celebrating by giving away free donuts!

The holiday itself was started by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the men and women who served donuts to our military members during the first World War.

While we still honor the origins of the day, many donut chains celebrate the day by giving away a free donut to customers all day. Yeah, we know a single donut doesn't cost that much but it's free - and free always taste better.

Here's 3 places to find free donuts today in the Capital Region

Cumberland Farms

Pick a free donut with the purchase of any size coffee or 'Chill Zone' fountain drink.

Dunkin Donuts

With the purchase of any drink you get the donut of your choice for free. Ugh, so many choices, which do you choose?

Krispy Kreme

Get a free donut just for walking through the door. Yep, no purchase necessary, just walk in and claim your free donut.

Enjoy National Donut Day and in honor of it, we give legendary comedian Mitch Hedberg (RIP)...