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Whataburger and the Houston Texans Team Up to Tackle Hunger in Houston

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

For the sixth 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. 27 at 3 p.m. through Monday, Oct. 18 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.

“During this on-going pandemic and coupled with disaster response, our distribution continues to be at elevated levels to keep up with the increase in need. One in five children in Houston lives in a food-insecure household,” says Houston Food Bank President/CEO Brian Greene. “Without access to proper nutrition, children face greater health risks and struggles in school. With Whataburger and the Houston Texans on our team again, this fundraiser will 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 and focusing on helping students at all levels of education achieve their goals and dreams.  

“So many children in our community face food insecurity, and we want to give them the best opportunity to succeed without having to worry about their next meal. Whataburger is proud to partner again with the Houston Food Bank, which offers incredible student-focused programs to give children the nutrition they need to be healthy and successful,” said Whataburger Regional Director of Operations Jeff Foster. “We’re hopeful our continued partnership with the Texans and the Houston Food Bank will support our most vulnerable and help families thrive during what continues to be an especially challenging time.”

The three-week fundraiser will begin with a special kick-off event on Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Whataburger located on 7411 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074.

“Hunger relief remains a top priority for the Houston Texans and we continue to come together to help provide for our neighbors,” said Houston Texans Senior Vice President of Marketing and Community Development Jennifer Davenport. “The Houston Food Bank does amazing work for our community, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with Whataburger and our fans to make a meaningful contribution.”

Since the launch of the fundraiser in 2015, the Houston community has raised an impressive $705,988, 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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Whataburger has focused on its fresh, made-to-order burgers and friendly customer service since 1950 when Harmon Dobson opened the first Whataburger as a small roadside burger stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Today, the company is headquartered in San Antonio with more than 890 locations across its 14-state footprint and sales of more than $3 billion annually. Whataburger is a 2022 Top Workplaces winner. The brand has more than 50,000 Family Members (employees) and more than 60 million customers who like to customize their Whataburgers just like they like it. Visit whataburger.com for more information. To apply for Whataburger jobs, visit whataburger.com/careers.