Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) said on Monday it will extend its 2020 run to Sept. 30 instead of the originally announced Sept. 7.

The annual fundraiser offers specially-priced, multi-course prix-fixe menus at participating Houston-area restaurants with donations benefiting Houston Food Bank. This year features more than 200 restaurants offering dine-in, takeout and delivery options, with $1 per meal donated to the nonprofit, which collects and distributes food to more than 1.1 million people in 18 southeast Texas counties.

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Continuing the event through the end of the month allows HRW to keep up support for the restaurant industry, left struggling from the negative economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Restaurants are currently operating at 50 percent capacity.

“I am humbled and in awe of what has happened for restaurants here in Houston this past month,” said Katie Stone who is in charge of HRW 2020. “HRW came this year at a time that could not have been more crucial, and I am so inspired and so grateful to be able to continue my mother’s cause of feeding families in Houston.”

Katie Stone's mother Cleverley Stone, who died May 28 of uterine cancer, founded HRW in 2003. Over the years, HRW has raised more than $16.6 million for the Houston Food Bank.