Houstonians Fight Hunger One Plate at a Time During Houston Restaurant Weeks 2012

From Aug. 1 – 31, Houstonians will dine out to help out during Houston Restaurant Weeks, Houston’s premier philanthropic culinary event benefiting the Houston Food Bank. The event, established in 2003, provides diners with the opportunity to enjoy special menus at Houston’s finest eateries while helping fight hunger in Houston. To date, the event has collectively raised more than $1.7 million to support hunger relief in Houston.

For the first time, the 2012 event will include Galveston and Montgomery County restaurants, with their donations directly benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank and Montgomery County Food Bank, respectively. Also new this year is the opportunity to give via text. Consumers simply text the keyword ‘HRW’ to 20222 to donate $10 to the Houston Food Bank through Houston Restaurant Weeks.*

Over 160 participating restaurants will offer a three-course gourmet dinner menu for $35 per person, with $5 of each dinner sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank. In addition to the dinner menu, select restaurants will also offer a $20 two-course lunch menu, donating $3 of each lunch sold to the Houston Food Bank. All Houston Restaurant Weeks meals exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

On July 15, diners are encouraged to visit www.HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com for a complete list of participating restaurants, menus and reservation information. On the website, visitors can search restaurants by name, cuisine, neighborhood and zip code. Reservations are required, but restaurants may accept walk-ins at their discretion.

“Houston’s restaurateurs and chefs never cease to amaze me with their generosity to help fight hunger,” said Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks founder and chair. “Last year, thanks to the support of our participating restaurants, we were able to raise $800,000 for the Houston Food Bank, providing 2.4 million meals for people who are food insecure. We hope to raise even more this year to support the Houston Food Bank in its mission to provide food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties.”

“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 the Houston Food Bank. “We are grateful to once again be the beneficiary of this incredible event.”

Houston Restaurant Weeks 2012 sponsors include Momentum Audi, Momentum BMW, Sysco, FKM, The Cleverley Show on Talk 650/CBS Radio Houston, ContentActive, 104.1 KRBE, 97.5 ESPN, Houston Magazine, CultureMap, 002houston, Health & Fitness Sports Magazine, Prime Living and Retna Media.

Houston Restaurant Weeks’ text giving program is certified by the Mobile Giving Foundation and is administered through Give by Cell.

* A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. User must be age 18 or older or have parental permission to participate. By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Houston Food Bank by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code HRW; Text HELP to HRW for help.