Houston Restaurant Weeks Starts Dine Out and Do Good.
HOUSTON, TX -- Houston Restaurant Weeks (www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com), the single largest fundraiser in the United States benefiting the largest food bank in America, returned August 1st and runs through Labor Day, September 5th. Last year’s event raised a record breaking $2,015,157.77 for the Houston Food Bank. A total of 277 restaurants are participating as of today. As additional restaurants join throughout the month, this information will be updated on the Houston Restaurant Weeks website.
Founded in 2003 by volunteer Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks has raised over $9.6million for the Houston Food Bank. This has enabled the Food Bank to provide almost 29 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 79 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 35 days, diners will enjoy specially priced multi-course prix-fixe menus.
Since July 15, 2017, diners can access a growing list of over 200 expected restaurant participants and their respective Houston Restaurant Weeks menu sat Houston Restaurant Weeks. 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. Walkins may be accepted by others. This information will be noted on the HRW website menu pages.
Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon their HRW sales.
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. “As one who reports on restaurants and chefs in our city, I am so grateful for the outpouring of support by Houston’s restaurant industry and diners for Houston Restaurant Weeks, benefiting the Houston Food Bank,” said founder & chair Cleverley Stone.
“Houston Restaurant Weeks has become one of the most anticipated times of the year for local foodies and visitors to our city.” For more information: www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com Or follow us on Facebook at: www. Facebook.com/HoustonRestaurantWeeks Twitter: www.Twitter.com/HouRestaurantWk