Houston Restaurant Weeks launches for 15th year

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Houston Restaurant Weeks, the single largest fundraiser benefiting the largest food bank in the in the U.S., returns on Tuesday, August 1 and ends on Labor Day, Sept. 4. The event raised a record-breaking $2,015,157.77 for the Houston Food Bank in 2016.

Founded in 2003 by volunteer Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks has raised more than $9.6 million for the Houston Food Bank, enabling the organization to provide almost 29 million meals for people in the Houston area categorized as food insecure. As the largest in the U.S. and nationally-recognized as Food Bank of the Year by Feeding America, HFB 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 operated by volunteers and 100 percent of the donations raised from area restaurants directly benefit the Houston Food Bank. For 35 days, diners will enjoy specially priced multi-course prix-fixe menus.

Diners can access a growing list of more than 200 restaurant participants and their respective Houston Restaurant Weeks menus at HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com. From fine dining to casual neighborhood restaurants, patrons are able to sample a wide variety of cuisines during the five-week period. Reservations may be required by some restaurants while walk-ins 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. See pricing and donation information below: 

HRW
MEAL PRICES

RESTAURANT DONATION TO HOUSTON FOOD BANK PER HRW MEAL SOLD

NUMBER OF MEALS GENERATED BY FOOD BANK PER HRW MEAL SOLD

Dinner $45

$7

21

Dinner $35

$5

15

Brunch $22

$3

9

Lunch $20

$3

9

For thousands of Houston-area residents 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, the event has grown to include not only the newest and trendiest restaurant districts in Houston including Uptown, Galleria, downtown, Montrose and Midtown, but also popular eateries in outlying communities such as The Woodlands, Sugar Land and Galveston 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, sponsors, media 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.”

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