Houston Restaurant Weeks breaks all-time record raising over $1.9 million for the Houston Food Bank
Finishing 12 years of bringing culinary adventures to the city, Houston Restaurant Weeks has broken an all-time record by raising $1,900,174 for the Houston Food Bank. From this money alone, the Houston Food Bank will generate more than 5.7 million meals for their clients throughout the Greater Houston Area.
Each year, the month long culinary event takes over Houston restaurants as it spreads across neighborhoods and every type of cuisine with prix-fixe menus with a portion of sales being donated to Houston Restaurant Weeks.
Top Ten HRW 2015 Restaurants
2. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
4. B&B Butchers
5. Peli Peli – Galleria
6. Americas – River Oaks
7. Eddie V’s – Kirby
8. Eddie V’s – City Centre
9. The Capital Grille – CityCentre
10. Up Restaurant
“What started as an idea in 2003 to raise money for the Houston Food Bank has happily become a citywide marriage of food and fundraising,” said Stone. “It’s a win-win-win. The restaurants, Houstonians who enjoy dining out and the Houston Food Bank all look forward to HRW each year.”Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) was founded by Houston radio and TV personality, Cleverley Stone in 2003. Throughout the years, more than $7.6 million has been raised for the Houston Food Bank setting it as the largest restaurant weeks of its kind in the country.
Stone explained how the community are the ones to thank for making the event a success.
“I give my heartfelt thanks for the extraordinary efforts by participating restaurants, the sponsors and volunteers who all donate their resources, time and money to make HRW happen every year. Thank you to the diners for patronizing HRW restaurants in August. Without all of you, there would be no HRW,” said Stone.
Houston Food Bank president and CEO, Brian Greene, is thrilled 100 percent of the proceeds come directly to their organization.
“It’s an amazing endeavor by an extraordinary individual who understands that food is essential to the health and wellbeing of all children, seniors and adults in our community. We are grateful for Cleverley’s compassion and longstanding commitment to hunger relief,” he said.
For more information on the Houston Food Bank and their programs, go to www.houstonfoodbank.org.
By Evie Sweeten