Mark your calendars NOW – Dining Out For Life, BC’s largest restaurant fundraiser is set for Thursday March 7, 2013. Celebrating nineteen years in the Lower Mainland, almost 200 restaurants have signed on to contribute 25% of their total food sales from breakfast, lunch and dinner to two great Vancouver charities, Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful, both providing support to people living in our communities with HIV/AIDS.
“The loyalty and commitment of our long time participating restaurants, from White Rock to Whistler, never fails to amaze and inspire me,” says Sheena Sargeant, Executive Director of Friends For Life. “And the support of our Honourary Executive Chef, Chris Whittaker, from forage Restaurant, who’s commitment to sustainable farm-to-table dining, helps draw attention to our focus on living well and supporting our local community.”
“And it is so wonderful that our twelve new restaurant partners, who have been drawn from across the Lower Mainland and the downtown communities, recognize that there is an ongoing need to support people living with HIV/AIDS in our communities,” says Lisa Martella, Executive Director at A Loving Spoonful.
2013 also marks the introduction of Dinning Out For Life’s new initiative – the Vancity 20% Off Tuesdays Savings Card, which offers a 20% saving on food purchased every Tuesday until February 2014 at the 14 participating Lower Mainland restaurants. The card is just a small token of appreciation to those guests who visit a participating restaurant on Thursday, March 7, 2013 www.diningoutforlife.com/vancouver
“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 Martella. “A couple spending $50 at a Dining Out For Life restaurant will provide meals for 4 people through A Loving Spoonful.”
“We are thrilled that Gold Fork sponsor, Vancity, as well as almost 200 restaurants and 15 premium sponsors have rallied behind Dining Out For Life,” says Sargeant. “Our sponsors are key to the event’s success and our ability to raise over $3 million in the past 18 years.”