Houston Restaurant Weeks extended throughout September

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston Restaurants Weeks has been extended, organizer Cleverley Stone announced on her radio show Saturday morning. Originally slated to end Monday, HRW will now run through September 30.

Stone has always described the event as a "win-win-win" for diners, restaurants, and the Houston Food Bank, which receives a donation of between $3 and $7 for every meal sold.

In light of Hurricane Harvey's closing restaurants for up to a week, keeping HRW going furthers that original mission by bringing in diners who can help restore business at restaurants and contribute critical funds to the Food Bank at a time when the organization ramps up to provide disaster relief.

Food Bank president Brian Greene joined Stone on her show. He explained that after a natural disaster the organization goes into "absolute overdrive." It will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to feed people who have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters. As the organization is currently receiving up to six trucks of food per hour, it has had to lease additional warehouse space and will incur other costs to keep trucks running to deliver food throughout the Houston area.

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