What is Houston Restaurant Weeks?
Houston Restaurant Weeks is the largest annual fundraiser for America's largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank.
It's a month long dining extravaganza featuring specially priced lunches, brunches and dinners at restaurants from The Woodlands to Galveston, Texas.
HRW is planned by volunteers so that participating restaurants can donate 100% of the funds raised to the Houston Food Bank.
Participating restaurants make donations directly to the Houston Food Bank based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they sell during the event. Diners are not solicited for donations.
Donates to Food Bank
By Food Bank From Donation
|$202-3 Course Brunch||$3Donation from restaurant||9 Meals|
|$202-3 Course Lunch||$3Donation from restaurant||9 Meals|
|$353-4 Course Dinner||$5Donation from restaurant||15 Meals|
|$453-4 Course Dinner||$7Donation from restaurant||21 Meals|
The event includes restaurants located in Harris, Galveston and Montgomery counties. 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.
DINERS: How To Participate In Houston Restaurant Weeks
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DINERS: Please call or visit the web site of your chosen restaurant(s) to verify days of the week for meal service times for brunch, lunch and dinner. We have provided all phone numbers and web site URLs on each menu page for your convenience. Thank you.
For the most part, reservations are not required. Check the restaurant's menu page on this site to see if they require reservations or will accept walk-ins. If reservations are required by your selected restaurant, please make your reservations by calling or emailing the restaurant. Some restaurants will also have reservation links on this site that you can click on.
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. You will not be solicited for a donation. The restaurant makes the donation.
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 Houston Food Bank based upon the price of your meal.
Restaurants will offer the HRW meals every day they are open from August 1 through Labor Day.
Some restaurants will require reservations and some will accept walk-ins for the HRW meals. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. Making a reservation in advance is recommended if there is a particular restaurant that you don't want to miss. Reservation and walk-in information will be noted on each restaurant's menu page on this site.
About the Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is a solution to both hunger and food waste. Nationally recognized by Feeding America as 'Food Bank of the Year' in 2015, the Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties.
Each year, the Food Bank feeds 800,000 individuals through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other charities.
The Food Bank distributes fresh produce, meat and nonperishables from their warehouse at 535 Portwall, Houston, where they also prepare nutritious hot meals for kids in their new state-of-the-art Keegan Kitchen.
They rescue food before it reaches the landfill through their retail pickup program with area grocery stores.
Additional community services include nutrition education, school-based programs and food stamp application assistance.
Founded in 1982, the Houston Food Bank is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation's food bank network, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Connect with the Houston Foodbank via Facebook or Twitter or visit the website
Houston Restaurant Weeks was established in 2003 by Cleverley Stone. She has been talking about food on the radio since 2003. She is host of "The Cleverley Show," a food talk radio program on CBS Sports Radio 650 / KIKK-AM in Houston, Texas. Her program is the longest running show on CBS 650 AM, celebrating its 11th year at 650 in January 2018. Since Feb. 2008 Stone has also been the food segment contributor on Houston's Fox 26 Morning News. To date, HRW has raised over $12.2 million to fight hunger in Houston, and has provided 36.6 million meals to neighbors in need through the Houston Food Bank. The HRW team of volunteers donate their time and resources to produce the event so that 100% of the donations raised from the restaurants go directly to the Houston Food Bank.
Contact Cleverley at: cleverley@HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com