Houston Restaurant Weeks, the single largest fundraiser in the United States benefiting the largest food bank in America, returns August 1st and runs through Labor Day, September 5th. Last year’s event raised a record breaking $1.9 million for the Houston Food Bank. Founded in 2003 by volunteer Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks has raised over $7.6 million for the Houston Food Bank. This has enabled the Food Bank to provide almost 23 million meals for Houstonians who are food insecure. As America’s largest and nationally recognized as Feeding America’s Food Bank of the Year, the Food Bank distributes 59 million nutritious meals through its network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief charities in southeast Texas, feeding 800,000 individuals each year.
Houston Restaurant Weeks is run by volunteers and 100 percent of the donations raised from area restaurants go directly to the Food Bank. For 36 days, diners will enjoy specially priced multi-course prix-fixe menus.
Diners can now access a growing list of over 200 expected restaurant participants and their respective Houston Restaurant Weeks menus at www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com. From fine dining to casual neighborhood restaurants, patrons are able to sample a wide variety of cuisines during this month. Reservations may be required by some restaurants. Walk-ins may be accepted by others. This information will be noted on the HRW website menu pages. New in 2016, is the introduction of a $25 dinner option that includes a $4 donation from the restaurant to the food bank. The food bank will be able to generate 12 meals per $25 HRW dinner sold.
Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon their HRW sales. See pricing and donation information below:
|HRW MEAL PRICES||RESTAURANT DONATION TO HOUSTON FOOD BANK PER HRW MEAL SOLD||NUMBER OF MEALS GENERATED BY FOOD BANK PER HRW MEAL SOLD|
For thousands of Houstonians and summer visitors to the Bayou City, Houston Restaurant Weeks provides a five week long passport to the city’s top restaurants and award-winning chefs. In addition to the ever-expanding contribution made to the Houston Food Bank, this event has grown to include not only the newest and trendiest restaurants in Uptown Galleria, bustling downtown and vibrant Montrose and Midtown, but also popular eateries in outlying communities such as The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Galveston, Texas, among others.
The Houston Food Bank partners with the Montgomery County Food Bank and the Galveston County Food Bank. All donations from restaurants operating in those counties will go to their respective food banks.
Information provided by Stevens Group.