Here’s some good news for the city of Houston as a whole! Due to its massive success over the last month, Houston Restaurant Weeks has now been extended to the end of September.
Founded in 2003 by Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks was established as a way to bring support to the Houston Food Bank and those benefiting from it. In years since, this mission has become the largest fundraiser of its kind within the city of Houston, providing $16.6 million dollars to the Houston Food Bank and nearly 50 million meals to people in need.
Because this event causes such a buzz each year, the restaurant industry within Houston ultimately benefits as well. Restaurants look forward to this annual celebration of Houston’s local flavor, knowing it will bring in more business and awareness of the city’s food culture.
This year, the purpose of Houston Restaurant Weeks is more prominent than ever. Due to the devastating impacts of COVID-19, the gravity of its causes has increased drastically.
Houston Restaurant Weeks was met with high anticipation last month, as it provided a huge opportunity for the hard-it restaurant industry and the many individuals and families experiencing financial struggles. As expected, August brought much-needed business to local restaurants and resources to the Houston Food Bank, thus causing an extension.
Although not all restaurants are open for dining in, the organization has tweaked its slogan to encourage ordering take-out and delivery as well. Houstonians are urged to “Take Out and Do Good” as a way to make a donation. For each meal purchased, a dollar will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. That’s an impressive contribution, one that could make a huge impact on our citywide community.
Do yourself and your community a favor by enjoying your favorite local eats throughout this extended period of Houston Restaurant Weeks. By participating in this extraordinarily influential cause, you’ll be giving back in a way that benefits everyone.\
Check out the list of participating restaurants and their menus so you can plan where to eat during this year’s event.