Dining Out For Life
DINE OUT. FIGHT AIDS. On September 18th, the simple act of going out to eat can help fight AIDS and save lives right here in Maryland. Dining Out for Life is an international event that, through partnerships with local restaurants and the support of thousands of diners, raises money across the country for AIDS service organizations. The idea is simple – make a reservation at a participating restaurant and between 25% and 100% of your bill will be donated to help fight AIDS.
In Baltimore, by Dining Out for Life, you will be supporting Moveable Feast. The mission of Moveable Feast is to provide nutritious foods and other services in order to preserve quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening conditions. This year marks the 25th year that Moveable Feast has been providing their life-saving services to the community.
Founded in 1989, in response to the AIDS crisis, Moveable Feast has responded and evolved as the epidemic has changed. Since the beginning, they have treated food as medicine and have worked to ensure that people have their nutritional needs met while fighting a serious illness. Each week, Moveable Feast makes a delivery of nutritious meals to the homes of their clients. In addition to the meals, they bring a fresh bag of produce, a box of sweet treats for their clients to enjoy and a staples bag of essential, shelf stable items. The clients that Moveable Feast delivers to live in Baltimore City, the 5 surrounding counties and in the 9 counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Dining Out for Life has been Moveable Feast’s longest fundraiser and this will be the 21st year that the event has happened here. Annually, approximately 50 restaurants get involved – mostly for dinner but several do participate for breakfast and lunch as well. You don’t need to buy a ticket; you just need to make a reservation at a participating restaurant. And there is something for everyone – from coffee shops and casual dining to some of the best restaurants in the city. Several restaurants in the heart of the community have been longtime supporters of Dining Out for Life – Brewers Art and City Café have been involved for many years, and The Mt. Vernon Stables have participated for all 21 years of the event.
Last year, Moveable Feast provided 700,000 meals to 3,600 of our neighbors here in Maryland. Their goal this year is to provide 100,000 additional meals (for a total of 800,000 meals) to people who are critically ill. An event like Dining out for Life helps to make that possible. Make your reservation today!
For more information and to see a full list of the participating restaurants, please visit www.diningoutforlife.com/baltimore. Be sure and check back as the list is regularly updated.
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