Get ready for the annual Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) benefiting the Houston Food Bank, which runs from August 1st through September 7th. Restaurants offer specially priced dinners, lunches and brunches and donate a portion of each HRW meal sold to the Houston Food Bank. Diners should ask for the HRW special menus to participate in the event. Reservations may be required by some restaurants, and walk-ins may be accepted by others.
HRW was established in 2003 by Memorial area resident, broadcaster and volunteer philanthropist Cleverley Stone. Her first event donated about $5,000 to the food bank. In 2014, HRW made a donation commitment to the food bank of $1.6 million.
HRW is produced by volunteers and is now the largest annual fundraiser for America’s largest food bank. To date, HRW has raised almost $6 million for the Houston Food Bank and has provided almost 18 million meals for Houston residents who are food insecure, meaning that they do not know where their next meal will come from.
For a list of participating restaurants and their menus, visit www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com.