Jayson Gonzalez, 21, was able to deliver the sweet glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme while spreading delight to deprived Minnesotans one box of donuts at a time.
Gonzalez came up with the idea of driving to a Krispy Kreme in Clive, Iowa, to pick up boxes of Krispy Kreme and deliver them to the Minnesotans while traveling to Iowa to train in a football tournament, according to Pioneer Press.
After coming across a Krispy Kreme during the trip, Gonzalez posted to the Facebook Marketplace to see if anyone in Minnesota would be interested in getting some donuts.
In just a few days, Gonzalez told Pioneer Press that he received more than 300 responses.
Gonzalez did not respond to a request for comment from CNN.
He launched a Facebook page called Krispy Kreme Run Minnesota and started taking orders. He wanted to use the site to communicate with customers and update followers about quantities and retrieval locations.
The account has more than 5,000 followers.
A box of a dozen original glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme starts at $ 9.49, according to the site. Pioneer Press said Gonzalez resells them from $ 1
7 to $ 20 per box, depending on the variety.
The money Gonzalez earns through his delivery service will be used to pay for his education at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, where he is studying accounting, according to Pioneer Press.
The drive from the Twin Cities to Clive is more than 250 miles and takes about four hours. A typical race for Gonzalez would start on a Saturday at 2 p.m., when he would begin his 4-hour hike to Iowa to pick up the donuts, according to Pioneer Press.
Gonzalez can fit 100 boxes of donuts in his Ford Focus, according to Pioneer Press. Once loaded, he would begin his return trip while notifying his followers of the pickup locations on his route. Most pickups are done in the parking lot to a local destination, Pioneer Press said.
After 19 successful races, Gonzalez wrote in a post on his Facebook page that he was told by Krispy Kreme to "shut down operations."  The company tells CNN that it was concerned that the donuts did not meet their quality standards due to the long drive from Iowa to Minnesota.
However, after a support cast, the company is now working on an agreement with Gonzalez to allow him to become an independent operator.
"Today we reached out to Jayson to express our gratitude for his love for Krispy Kreme and admiration for his entrepreneurial spirit," a Krispy Kreme spokeswoman told CNN. "We're going to help him achieve his goals, which include being debt-free when he graduated in 2021, partly by selling Krispy Kreme Donuts.
" We wish Jayson great success, and we are happy to help help him achieve that by donating 500 dozen donuts when he starts up the business again. "