On March 7 get out of the kitchen and support Dining Out For Life

On Thursday, March 7, 2013 there is no better reason to get out of the kitchen than to support Dining Out For Life, BC’s largest restaurant fundraiser benefiting Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful.

On March 7 get out of the kitchen and support Dining Out For LifeNow in its 19th year, this edition of Dining Out For Life sees nearly 200 restaurants contributing 25% of their total food sales from breakfast, lunch or dinner in support of the two charities who help people living in our communities with HIV/AIDS.

“When you dine out on March 7th you are putting food on the plates of many individuals and their families living with HIV/AIDS,” says Lisa Martella, Executive Director at A Loving Spoonful.

New this year is the Vancity 20% Off Tuesdays Savings Card, which offers a 20% saving on food purchased every Tuesday for the remainder of the year at 15 participating Lower Mainland restaurants. The savings card will be given to diners who dine at one of the participating restaurants on March 7, 2013.

“We are thrilled that so many of our restaurant partners have joined in Dining Out For Life’s new savings card.  We are so pleased to be able to support our fantastic restaurant partners with a year-long promotion that draws attention to their outstanding community commitment,” says Lisa Martella, Executive Director at A Loving Spoonful.

With nearly 200 restaurants to choose from this year there is something for every foodie in your household.  Don’t be disappointed – make your March 7 reservation today and be sure to let the restaurant know you’re Dining Out For Life!

A Loving Spoonful provides free, nutritious meals to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver and the surrounding areas.  In the last year alone, A Loving Spoonful has provided over 100,000 meals to those who need it most.  Meals are delivered weekly by a team of dedicated volunteers. ‘The Spoon’, as it is affectionately known, operates five distinctive meal programs, ensuring that each individual client receives a food service that best suits their needs.  One of these programs is ‘The Family Pantry’, a unique and pro-active food service that provides pantry essentials, fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products to families living with HIV/AIDS.

Friends For Life supports people living with life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, their families and their caregivers.  This leading wellness centre was formed with the belief that no-one should face a serious illness alone, and offers a broad range of complementary and integrative therapies aimed at shifting the focus from illness to wellness.  Programs include massage/body work, yoga, Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, a nutrition/meals program and care for individuals confined to their homes.

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