Dine Out to Help End Hunger in Central Texas
Austin, TX – August 25, 2022– Austin Restaurant Weeks (ARW), presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Delta Air Lines, is back for 2022! From Thursday, September 1, through Sunday, September 11, participating Austin-area restaurants, bars and breweries will offer prix-fixe menus, specialty menu items and drink specials with a portion of sales donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. Since 2018, Austin Restaurant Weeks has raised enough to provide nearly two million meals for Central Texans in need. This year’s event features more than 80 participating establishments.
“Austin Restaurant Weeks is an exciting time for our city,” said Sari Vatske, president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “September is Hunger Action Month, so Austin Restaurant Weeks is an easy and fun way to take action and help end hunger while enjoying some of the best food and drink Austin has to offer. When you eat during Austin Restaurant Weeks, you’re helping others eat as well.”
Patrons can help the Central Texas Food Bank feed those in need by enjoying lunch, dinner, cocktail, beer and wine options at participating establishments. No one is directly solicited for donations and the proceeds help provide hundreds of thousands of meals to the one in seven Central Texans who face hunger on a regular basis.
“We’re so happy to lend our support to such a special event as Austin Restaurant Weeks,” said Lisa Nuccio, TX/OK Field Sales Manager at Tito’s Handmade Vodka. “ARW not only supports restaurants and bars in Central Texas, it helps the thousands of people in our communities who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. I can’t think of an event that better represents Tito’s ideals.”
Participants will be offering one or more of the following options during ARW, with a set dollar donation from each going to the Food Bank:
- A 2-3 course lunch priced at $20
- A 3-4 course dinner priced at either $40 or $60
- Specialty menu items at various prices
- Tito’s Handmade Vodka-based cocktails at various prices
- Establishment’s choice of beer or wine offered at various prices
“Delta is proud to return as a presenting sponsor of Austin Restaurant Weeks,” said Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director of Community Engagement at Delta Air Lines. “Supporting the communities we serve by giving back is core to who we are and we’re honored to be a part of this worthy cause. At Delta, we invest our resources to pursue a more equitable world by expanding access to the tools our neighbors need for lasting health, well-being and economic opportunity.”
For the latest list of participating establishments, menus and reservations, visit www.austinresturantweeks.org.
Restaurants, bars and breweries can still join the fight against hunger by becoming an Austin Restaurant Weeks participant. For more information and to sign up visit www.austinrestaurantweeks.org or call or email the Austin Restaurant Weeks team at:
- Phone: 512-684-2113
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Facebook: www.facebook.com/AustinRestaurantWeeks/
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- Twitter: @ATXRestWeeks
ABOUT THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK
Now in its 40th year of serving those in need, the mission of Central Texas Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger. The Food Bank provides food and grocery products through a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies and nutrition programs, serving nearly 60,000 people every week. Headquartered in Austin, the Food Bank serves 21 counties in Central Texas, an area about twice the size of Massachusetts. For more information on the Food Bank and its programs, visit centraltexasfoodbank.org.