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Whataburger Donates Nearly $2 Million for Harvey Recovery Efforts

All right, Whataburger.
All right, Whataburger. Photo by Holcombe of Hidalgo
Your favorite fast-food eatery just got even better, Houston. Whataburger announced Wednesday evening that it's pledging $1 million to its Whataburger Family Foundation to help take care of its employees that have been affected by Harvey, along with $150,000 to the Red Cross and $500,000 to local food banks.

According to its official website, the Whataburger Family Foundation has provided emergency assistance to families of its employees since it was founded in 2001. One way the foundation will do this in the wake of Harvey's devastation is by working with the community and select nonprofits to establish local Family Member Support Centers in Corpus Christi and Houston to help employees get back on their feet.

“To all our Family Members and neighbors who were impacted by this storm’s devastation," Whataburger Chairman Tom Dobson said in a press statement, "we stand with you. The path to recovering and rebuilding is long, but we’re here for you and we’ll get through this together.”

For more ways Houston restaurants are helping with Harvey relief, check out the Houston Press's previous coverage on where first responders can eat for free and how Houston residents can help right now by dining out, donating basic needs items or money, and even volunteering for the Houston Food Bank.

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Gwendolyn Knapp is the food editor at the Houston Press. A sixth-generation Floridian, she is still torn as to whether she likes smoked fish dip or queso better.