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What is Houston Restaurant Weeks?

Houston Restaurant Weeks in the largest annual fundraiser for America's largest food bank.

Planned by volunteers, HRW donates 100% of the funds raised to the Houston Food Bank.

Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they sell during the event.

Meal PriceRestaurant
Donates to Food Bank
Meals Generated
By Food Bank From Donation
$202-3 Course Lunch $3Donation 9 Meals
$253 Course Brunch $4Donation 12 Meals
$353-4 Course Dinner $5Donation 15 Meals
$453-4 Course Dinner $7Donation 21 Meals

The event includes Harris, Galveston and Montgomery County restaurants. One hundred percent of the donations raised from restaurants in these counties will go directly to their local area food banks. The Galveston County Food Bank and Montgomery County Food Bank are part of the Houston Food Bank's Partner Distribution Organizations (PDOs). The Houston Food Bank provides food to these smaller food banks, which in turn distribute the food to hunger relief charities in a portion of HFB's service area. The Houston Food Bank certifies that their PDOs meet Feeding America standards.

How To Participate In Houston Restaurant Weeks

  • Browse the menus and decide where you would like to dine

  • Make your reservations by calling or emailing the restaurant

    When making your reservations, be sure to tell them that you would like the Houston Restaurant Weeks special menu. This will let the restaurant know to make a donation to the Food Bank from the proceeds of your meal.

    If using OpenTable.com to make your reservation, please write 'Request HRW Menu' in the comments field.

  • Please arrive on time for your reservation. Pay your check at the end of the meal, just like any other dining experience. The restaurant will make a donation to the Food Bank based upon the price of your meal

  • Restaurants will offer the HRW meals every day they are open from August 1 through September 1, 2014.
  • HRW is promoted as a 'Reservation Only' event, however restaurants may accept walk-ins at their discretion.

About the Houston Food Bank

Now operating from a new, 308,000 square-foot facility, the Houston Food Bank is the nation’s largest size Feeding America food bank and source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. They have been named one of 10 Top-Notch Charities across the nation by Charity Navigator. A network of 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week, provides 64 million nutritious meals annually. Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the new warehouse at 535 Portwall, and hot meals are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen.

Additional community services range from nutrition education to assistance with food stamp applications and hands-on job training. Red Barrels offer a convenient way for grocery shoppers to donate nonperishables for their neighbors in need. The Houston Food Bank, founded in 1982, is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. The organization plans to grow to an annual distribution of 100 million nutritious meals by 2018.

Connect with the Houston Foodbank via Facebook or Twitter or visit the website

About Restaurant Weeks

Houston Restaurant Weeks was established in 2003 by Cleverley Stone, host of "The Cleverley Show," a food talk radio program on CBS Sports Radio 650/KIKK-AM Houston and 6 1/2 year food segment contributor to Houston's Fox 26 Morning News. To date, the event has raised more than $4.3 million to fight hunger in Houston. The HRW team of volunteers donate their time to produce the event so that 100% of the donations raised go directly to the Houston Food Bank.

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