Burger King gives away thousands of meals to Granite students in need

Each year, HB Boys, LC – Burger King® Restaurants partners with Granite Education Foundation and five Granite School District schools to provide a summer meal punch card, good for 10 free meals, redeemable at their local Burger King®. Every student (2,284) from Whittier, Granger, Lincoln, Redwood, and Millcreek Elementary Schools, receives a punch card.

More than half of the elementary school students in Granite School District (14,010) qualify for the “Free and Reduced Lunch” program, and the challenges for them accessing food are amplified in summer months when they do not have the security of school sponsored breakfast and lunch.

“The Burger King Summer Meal Program is designed to help reduce the stress and anxiety that food insecurity brings, by ensuring that these kids receive at least one meal per week throughout the summer”, says Gary Moore, owner of HB Boys, LC – Burger King® Restaurants.

Representatives from HB Boys, LC – Burger King®, along with representatives from Granite Education Foundation, will deliver the summer meal punch cards to participating schools on Monday, May 22, 2023. School principals identify two classrooms per school, one upper grade and one lower grade, to receive the punch cards on behalf of their school.

“We are grateful to our partners at HB Boys who are taking action to address child hunger and help build stronger communities”, says Jadee Talbot, executive director of Granite Education Foundation. 

Christa Wilkins, marketing director for HB Boys, LC – Burger King®, will visit the designated classrooms at each school to give students a brief explanation of the program.

  • 9:30 AM – Lincoln Elementary School/450 E 3700 S, South Salt Lake, Utah 84115
  • 10 AM – Mill Creek Elementary School/3761 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
  • 11:30 AM – Whittier Elementary School/3585 S 6000 W, West Valley City, Utah 84128
  • 12 PM – Granger Elementary School/3700 S 1950 W, West Valley City, Utah 84119
  • 12:30 PM – Redwood Elementary/2650 S Redwood Road, West Valley City, Utah 84119

Granite Education Foundation is www.granitekids.org.

HB Boys, LC is a local franchisee management company that operates in 5 states: Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Oregon. They manage Burger King® Restaurants, Subway® Restaurants, Costa Vida® Fresh Mexican Grill Restaurants, Beans & Brews® Coffeehouses,

Chevron® and Union 76® fuel stations. HB Boys, LC has been part of the local community for over 30 years. To learn more about HB Boys, LC – Burger King® Restaurants, please visit www.hbboys.com.

Founded in 1954, Burger King® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original Home of The Whopper®, the Burger King® system operates more than 18,200 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of Burger King® Restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about Burger King® brand, please visit the Burger King® brand website at www.bk.com.