Houston Restaurant Weeks Supports Area Food Banks

  • Posted by HRW Staff
  • July 14, 2014

The Houston Food Bank has three Partner Distribution Organizations (PDOs): the Brazos Valley Food Bank, the Galveston County Food Bank and the Montgomery County Food Bank. 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 Houston Food Bank's service area. The Houston Food Bank certifies that PDOs meet Feeding America standards. 

About the Houston Food Bank

The Houston Food Bank is a solution to hunger in times of need.  America’s largest, 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.  Fresh produce, meat and nonperishables are distributed from the warehouse at 535 Portwall, and meals for kids are prepared and distributed from Keegan Center, a 15,000 square-foot industrial kitchen.  Additional community services include nutrition education, school-based programs, 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, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. 

Web site: www.HoustonFoodBank.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HoustonFoodBank

Twitter: www.twitter.com/HoustonFoodBank

Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/houstonfoodbank

Event Contact: Cleverley Stone, Cleverley@HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com

Founded and chaired in 2003 by volunteer Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks is planned by volunteers so that 100% of funds raised can be donated to the Houston Food Bank.