Dining Out For Life turns 20 on March 25th

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Eat. Drink. And Make a Difference.

On that day, British Columbia’s largest hospitality fundraiser will see participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland come together and donate 25% of their food sales in support of local men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

All proceeds directly benefit the programs and services provided free-of-charge by registered not-for-profits Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful, including:

  • Over 110,000 meals per year delivered to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver and surrounding regions
  • Nutritional counselling and meal planning
  • 60+ support therapies ranging from therapeutic massage to naturopathy, music therapy to yoga
  • A weekly hot lunch program for youth affected by HIV/AIDS
  • End-of-life care to home-bound clients

HIV/AIDS IN THE LOWER MAINLAND: In 2011, the Public Health Agency of Canada estimated 71,300 people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada — with over 25% residing in British Columbia. Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside maintains the highest HIV prevalence in the Western world, reaching as high 27%.

While new infection rates in B.C. have thankfully decreased, advanced therapies mean people with HIV/AIDS are living longer and the number of people who depend on Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful’s services continues to grow.

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, fill your plate and help us fill theirs.

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