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Krystal Foundation presents awards to Atlanta grant recipients

November 27, 2018

K-12 FUNDING PROGRAM AWARDS OVER $16,000 TO FIVE SCHOOLS IN THE ATLANTA AREA

ATLANTA — November 27, 2018 — The Krystal Foundation will award over $16,000 in enrichment funding to five Atlanta schools at a special presentation ceremony on Thursday, December 6 at Krystal headquarters in Atlanta. These schools are among 24 chosen from 114 applications received during the Foundation’s first grant window for the 2018-2019 academic year.

“As an organization, Krystal is embedded in the communities we serve. We want to make a positive impact that improves the quality of life for future generations,” said Paul Macaluso, The Krystal Foundation president and Krystal’s president and CEO. “The Foundation is Krystal’s legacy, and Atlanta is our home.”

Grant award winners include Compton Elementary School, where teachers plan to buy a Captain Planet Cooking Station to integrate math, science and social studies into hands-on cooking adventures in the classroom. Students at Ash Academy Christian Preparatory School will purchase supplementary supplies to teach robotics and coding. Educators at Alcova Elementary want to involve students in 3D printing, while Chattahoochee High School plans to equip a math classroom to better serve its special education population. Burgess Peterson Academy will use its grant funds to purchase online music and technology curriculum.

The Krystal Foundation supports enrichment programs in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) as well as music, sports and culinary arts. Sponsored by The Krystal Company, the Foundation has allocated over $132,000 in grants to 61 schools across Krystal’s 11-state footprint since its inception in 2016, including nearly $54,000 for the grant window that ended October 31.

The current grant window opened November 1 and extends to December 31, 2018, with recipients to be announced in 2019, when Krystal plans to award an additional $100,000. Teachers, principals, school faculty, PTO/PTA groups and other K-12 school-affiliated organizations are all eligible to apply. Those wishing to apply for a grant may do so by visiting thekrystalfoundation.com.

About The Krystal Company

Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1932, The Krystal Company is the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South. Its hamburgers are still served fresh and hot off the grill on the iconic square bun at over 350 restaurants in 11 states. Krystal’s Atlanta-based Restaurant Support Center serves a team of 6,000 employees. For more information, visit krystal.com.

About The Krystal Foundation

Founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016, The Krystal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Its mission is to strengthen, enhance and enrich Krystal’s neighborhood schools and families. The Foundation provides need-based grants to communities in its 11 states, which have extracurricular program elimination or cutback. The Foundation will support programs that are focused in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), culinary arts, music and sports. For more information, visit thekrystalfoundation.com.

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