Campaign to Return Aug. 9 – Sept 5, 2021!
DFW RESTAURANT WEEK 2020 RESULTS
Dallas | Fort Worth – (May 13, 2021) – As North Texas’ largest annual culinary event and beloved charity fundraiser, DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers has been serving our community for more than two decades with delicious cuisine and over $10 million raised for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope. The tradition continued last year with pandemic-era adjustments such take-out options for diners and an adjusted charity donation structure to further support local restaurants at a time when many businesses were struggling. DFW Restaurant Week 2020 results tallied $182,844 raised for the charity partners and priceless business for local eateries. DFW Restaurant Week will return for its 24th year from August 9 – September 5, 2021. Further details will be announced this summer!
Despite challenges during COVID-19 recovery, more than 90 restaurants around the Metroplex participated in DFW Restaurant Week 2020, donating a reduced 10 percent (vs. usual 20 percent) of the price of each prix fixe lunch or dinner purchased to NTFB (Dallas area restaurants) and Lena Pope (Tarrant area restaurants). Of the total $182,844 raised, NTFB received $133,746 and Lena Pope received $49,098. Total includes an $8,400 charitable donation from Audacy.
“Prior to the pandemic, DFW Restaurant Week had been our largest annual fundraiser raising a record-breaking $1 million in 2019 – including over $710,900 for NTFB that helped us provide more than 2 million meals for hungry North Texans. Last year, with many just trying to stay in business, we were honored to help the loyal restaurants that have supported our mission for years by reducing the percentage of proceeds in half that we normally would have received,” said NTFB President & CEO Trisha Cunningham. “We are very grateful to the restaurants who were able to take part and the diners who continued to dine-out or take-out for a good cause!”
DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is North Texas’ largest culinary event. Each summer, diners enjoy delicious prix fixe meals at fine dining restaurants across the area, with a portion of the price donated to the North Texas Food Bank or Lena Pope. Over the past 23 years, DFW Restaurant Week has raised more than $10 million in donations for its charity partners, including $1 million in 2019 alone. DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers is an Audacy event. DFW Restaurant Week 2020 was proudly sponsored by Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, Atmos Energy, Beef Loving Texans (Texas Beef Council), Earthx, FedEx Office, Garrison Brothers Distillery, Holmes Murphy, OpenTable, 214 Interactive and The Lovell Group. For the full dish on DFW Restaurant Week, please visit dfwrestaurantweek.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
ABOUT NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a top-ranked nonprofit hunger-relief organization operating a state-of-the-art volunteer and distribution center in Plano, the Perot Family Campus. Last year, the Food Bank worked hard in partnership with member agencies from our Feeding Network to provide access to almost 97 million nutritious meals across a diverse 13-county service area, exceeding our goal by five years to provide access to 92 million annual meals by 2025. But the need for hunger relief is complex and in order to meet the continued need, the NTFB is always working to increase our food distribution efforts and bridge the hunger gap for children, seniors, and families in North Texas.
NTFB is a member of Feeding America, a national hunger-relief organization.
Lena Pope believes that children are an asset with unlimited potential deserving of investment. Since 1930, Lena Pope has worked to improve child well-being in Tarrant County. Lena Pope provides evidence-based, research-tested programs focusing in prevention and early intervention services that support child development and improve the behavioral and mental health of children and families. Lena Pope uses investment from the community to change lives, families and Tarrant County.