HOUSTON Great food and great deals are on the menu as Houston Restaurant Weeks begins its month-long run for charity.

Houston Restaurant Weeks 2011 takes place from August 1 through 31.

This year, more than 125 restaurants are participating.

Restaurants will offer a three-course dinner for $35 a person and will donate $5 from each meal to the Houston Food Bank. Some restaurants will be offering a two-course lunch for $20. A total of $3 from each meal will go to charity.

Last year s event raised more than $570,000 which allowed for nearly 1.75 million meals for the hungry.

Since 2003, the event has raised over $900,000 for the Houston Food Bank.

For a list of the participating restaurants you can check out the event's website.

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