SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – A Salt Lake City management company is lending a helping hand at battling food insecurity in the Utah.
The last day of school for most is one of excitement and anticipation for summer fun and freedom, but for many kids in Granite School District this time is instead filled with worry.
The Granite Education Foundation says 65 percent of students in the district qualify for free or reduced lunch. Without access to school breakfast and lunch throughout the summer months, many of these students will go without.
When the owners of HB Boys, L.C. heard about this hunger crisis, they and their dedicated team stepped in to help.
Students were surprised in their classrooms with vouchers for a free meal each week of the summer at one of six Burger King locations.
This program will benefit 7,000 students in 10 of Granite School District’s neediest schools.
The restaurants and schools participating were selected based on the restaurant’s proximity to schools with the highest poverty level, some reaching as high as 86 percent of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch based on income level.
HB Boys, L.C. is a management company based in Salt Lake City. The company currently operates 64 Burger King restaurants, 11 gas stations/convenience stores, 6 Costa Vida® restaurants, 6 Beans and Brews Coffeehouses, and 3 Subway restaurant throughout Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming.