Hous­ton Restau­rant Weeks Starts Dine Out and Do Good.

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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

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