Whataburger and the Houston Texans Team Up Again to Tackle Hunger in Houston
Annual fundraiser helps Houston Food Bank provide hunger relief to families facing food insecurity
For the seventh consecutive year, Whataburger and the Houston Texans are teaming up to raise money for the Houston Food Bank in the fight against hunger. The partnership will help provide support for local school programs, as many households continue to struggle with food insecurity.
From Monday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. through Monday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m., guests who visit any of the 147 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.
“With the continued need throughout the community, our distribution continues to be at elevated levels. One in five children in Houston lives in a food-insecure household,” says Houston Food Bank President/CEO Brian Greene. “Children face greater health risks and can struggle in school without proper nutrition. We’re grateful to have Whataburger and the Houston Texans on our team again, to help keep our community’s children nourished and on the path to bright futures.”
To address these challenges and ensure children have the resources they need to be healthy and successful, every dollar raised 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 want to give as many children in our community as possible the best opportunity to succeed without having to worry about hunger. Once again, Whataburger is proud to partner with the Houston Food Bank, offering valuable programs to give children the nutrition they need to be healthy and succeed,” said Whataburger Senior Vice President Jeff North. “Our continued partnership with the Texans and the Houston Food Bank will help many families in the community thrive during challenging times.”
The three-week fundraiser will begin with a special kick off event on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whataburger located at 7411 Southwest Fwy, Houston, Texas 77074. 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.
“Hunger relief remains a top priority for the Houston Texans as the need in our community continues to grow,” said Houston Texans President Greg Grissom. “The Houston Food Bank works every day to provide for Houstonians, and we’re excited for the opportunity to partner with Whataburger and our fans to make a meaningful contribution again this year.”
Since the launch of the fundraiser in 2015, the Houston community has impressively raised more than $825,000, 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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