By Catherine Dunwoody
This year’s Dining Out For Life fundraiser takes place on Thursday, March 30, and restaurants participating go well beyond Vancouver.
The annual event is now in its 23rd year raising funds to support local men, women and kids affected by HIV/AIDS. Restaurants across the Lower Mainland that are involved will donate 25% of their food sales to the cause. That means when you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the partners, you’re doing a good thing.
Restaurants like The Old Bavaria Haus in New Westminster, Burgoo on Vancouver’s North Shore and Bravo in the Fraser Valley are part of the list of eateries who will continue to raise funds. Over the past 23 years, Dining Out For Life has raised over $3 million, with proceeds directly benefiting the programs and services provided free-of-charge by registered not-for-profit A Loving Spoonful.
If you’re not familiar with A Loving Spoonful, they do a whole lotta good things in our community. Like deliver an average of 100,000 meals per year to folks who really need a helping hand and a hot meal. Here’s something to think about: 70% of the families on the service are headed by a single mother.
An up-to-date list of participating restaurants is available at www.diningoutforlife.ca.