Houston Restaurants Weeks which took up the month of August has raised more than $1.6 million in donation commitments to the Houston Food Bank, it was announced Wednesday.
According to the event's organizers, chief among them Houston radio and TV personality Cleverley Stone, this translates to more than 4.8 million meals for people who need help in our city.
So besides all the Houstonians who got to try out fancy meals at some of the best restaurants in the area at discounted prices, a considerable amount of good was done. The event is run by volunteers so that 100 percent of donations raised are said to go straight to the food bank.
The Houston Food Bank sends foot to nearly 600 chaities in 18 southeast Texas counties.
The top 2014 donors to the Houston Food Bank were: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Masraff's, American's-River Oaks, Brennan's of Houston, Mr. Peeples Restaurant, Eddie V's Prime Seafood - Kirby, The Capital Grille - Sugar Land, and three Churrascos (River Oaks, Sugar Land and Memorial City).