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Montgomery County Restaurants Participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – 19 Montgomery County restaurants are participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks from August 1 through September 3, 2018 to provide the Houston Food Bank with proceeds from their brunches and dinners. Houston Restaurant Weeks is the largest annual fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, which donates funds locally to the Montgomery County Food Bank.

The month long dining extravaganza features specially priced lunches, brunches and dinners at restaurants from The Woodlands to Galveston, Texas. Learn more about Houston Restaurant Weeks at www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com.

Participating restaurants in The Woodlands are:

Houston Restaurant Weeks is planned by volunteers so that participating restaurants can donate 100% of the funds raised to the Houston Food Bank. To date, Houston Restaurant Weeks 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.

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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. For every $20 spent on brunch or lunch, each restaurant donates enough money to provide 9 meals. For every $35 to $45 spent on dinner, each restaurant donates enough money to provide 15 to 20 meals, respectively.

Houston Restaurant WeeksTo participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks, reservations are generally not required. Diners may check the restaurant’s menu page from the links above to see if reservations are required, and if so, make sure to let the restaurant know to use the Houston Restaurant Weeks special menu. Then simply pay the check at the end of the meal and the restaurant will make the donation. If using OpenTable.com to make a reservation, please write “Request HRW Menu” in the comments field.

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 Houston Food Bank’s service area. The Houston Food Bank certifies that their PDOs meet Feeding America standards.

“Houston Restaurant Weeks gives people in Houston an opportunity to experience Houston’s exceptional restaurants while providing much-needed relief for families suffering from hunger,” said Brian Greene, CEO of Houston Food Bank. “We are grateful to once again be the beneficiary of this incredible event.”

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, and the largest food bank in America. Each year, the Food Bank feeds 800,000 individuals through a network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other charities. 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.

 

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The Houston 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.

Houston Restaurant Weeks was established in 2003 by Cleverley Stone. She has been talking about food on the radio since 2003. Cleverly 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 in January 2018. Since February of 2008, Stone has also been the food segment contributor on Houston’s Fox 26 Morning News.

Connect with The Houston Food Bank via Facebook, Twitter, or visit the website at www.houstonfoodbank.org.

Sources: Houston Restaurant Weeks, The Houston Area Food Bank.

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