hrw 2022 donation total
Houston Restaurant Weeks serves up big 2022 total for local charity
Houstonians did their part to help the less fortunate during Houston Restaurant Weeks. Organized by the Cleverley Stone Foundation, this year's 36 day charity dining event raised $1,240,811 million for the Houston Food Bank.
Founded by Cleverley Stone in 2003 and continued by her daughter Katie Stone Cappuccio through the foundation, Houston Restaurant Weeks partners with local restaurants to raise money for the Food Bank. Participating establishments serve prix fixe menus at set price points that trigger a corresponding donation to the foundation, which then makes a donation to the Food Bank. In 2022, restaurants offered $25 lunch and brunch menus and $39 and $55 dinner menus that resulted in $2, $4, and $6 donations.
All that eating and drinking allowed Houston Restaurant Weeks to donate over $300,000 more than last year's total, which was $933,820. At the time, organizers lowered donation amounts to $1, $3, or $5 due to the lingering affects of the pandemic.
Overall, Houston Restaurant Weeks has raised over $18.8 million for the Food Bank. Since the non-profit turns every dollar into three meals, the event has generated more than 56.4 million meals.
“The Houston Food Bank is again honored to be the beneficiary of Houston Restaurant Weeks, and work with Katie Stone to help carry on the legacy of her cherished mother Cleverley Stone," Food Bank president & CEO Brian Greene said in a statement. “This unique event in many ways supports both restaurants and the communities we call home.”
Houston Restaurant Weeks will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year from August 1 until September 4. Eat Drink HTX, the Foundation's event for more casual, less expensive restaurants, will return for its second year February 15-28.
- B&B Butchers: $61,940
- Brennan's of Houston: $35,850
- Traveler’s Table: $25,908
- MAD Houston: $25,326
- Trattoria Sofia: $25,104
- Eddie V's Prime Seafood – City Centre: $22,032
- Étoile Cuisine et Bar: $19,222
- Le Colonial: $19,126
- Mastros: $18,036
- Pappas Bros. Steakhouse – Downtown Houston: $17,160