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Tackling Hunger Together - Whataburger and Houston Texans Team Up in Houston Fundraiser

Annual fundraiser helps Houston Food Bank provide hunger relief to families facing food insecurity

For the eighth consecutive year, Whataburger and the Houston Texans are teaming up to raise money for the Houston Food Bank to fight hunger. The partnership will help provide support for local school programs and help alleviate families struggling with food insecurity.

From Monday, Sept. 18 through Monday, Oct. 9, guests who visit any of the 150 Whataburger locations across Houston and donate $1 to benefit the Houston Food Bank, will receive a thank-you coupon for a free Whataburger with the purchase of a medium fry and 32-ounce drink.

“One in five children in Houston lives in a food-insecure household,” said Houston Food Bank President/ CEO Brian Greene. “That’s why we continue to make it our mission to serve children and families in the area with the nourishing foods they need. When children have access to the healthy food and well-rounded meals, they are set on a path for a bright future.”

Every dollar raised during the fundraiser will be donated to the Houston Food Bank’s child hunger programs in support of Whataburger’s Feeding Student Success program. This is Whataburger’s signature community program operating at the intersection of food insecurity and education, focusing on helping students at all levels of education achieve their goals and dreams.  

“We’re working to ensure Houston area children have easy access to food, which is vital to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. Whataburger is proud to join forces with the Houston Food Bank again this year as we continue to work at addressing local food insecurity,” said Mark Allen, Whataburger Brand Leader “Together with the Texans, we can make a difference in helping our community thrive.”

The fundraiser will begin with a special kickoff event on Monday, Sept. 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Whataburger restaurant located at 18190 Gulf Fwy in Friendswood. Officials from Whataburger, the Houston Texans and the Houston Food Bank along with Texans Legend Travis Johnson, TORO and Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance.

“As the need continues to grow, so will our efforts to put an end to hunger for children and families in our community,” said Houston Texans President Greg Grissom. “We are looking forward to partnering with Whataburger for another year of fundraising that will make it possible to provide food for even more Houstonians who benefit from the meaningful work done by the Houston Food Bank.”

Since the launch of the fundraiser in 2015, the Houston community has impressively raised nearly $975,000, which totals more than two million meals that the Houston Food Bank has provided, with each dollar yielding about three meals for Houstonians in need.


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