Food & Friends Invites You to Dine Out for Life on April 6th

- March 15, 2017

More than 70 DC Area Restaurants to Donate Significant Proceeds to Help Those with HIV/AIDS and Other Life-Challenging Illnesses During Annual Dining Out for Life®

March 15, 2017 – Washington, DC – On Thursday, April 6th, diners across the Washington metro region will stand up against HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by sitting down at restaurants participating in this year’s Dining Out for Life® fundraiser (, benefiting Food & Friends.

Now in its 29th year in Washington, DC, Food & Friends enlists the benevolence of area eateries – from Hyattsville to Shirlington, from Dupont Circle to Shaw – in support of children and adults facing life-challenging illnesses who benefit from the organization’s nutrition services. More than 70 area restaurants (and counting!) have pledged to contribute 25% to 110% of lunch and/or dinner proceeds to directly benefit Food & Friends’ programs and clients in the National Capital Region.

“It’s a fantastic night. With one great meal out with his or her friends, each diner is making a significant and lasting impact on their community members in greatest need,” says Food & Friends’ Executive Director Craig Shniderman. “The restaurant community has long supported the work of Food & Friends and we’re incredibly grateful. The funds raised through Dining Out for Life® make it possible for us to serve thousands of meals each day to those living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS, cancer and other debilitating illnesses.”

Last year, Dining Out for Life®, raised more than $150,000. This year, Food & Friends is thrilled to have more than 70 restaurants on board, including those that are donating their entire evening’s proceeds, or more, to Food & Friends – Freddie’s Beach Bar & Restaurant (110%) and Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse (100%). Please visit for a complete listing of participating restaurants.

ABOUT FOOD & FRIENDS: Founded in 1988, Food & Friends provides medically specialized meals and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. A team of professional chefs and registered dietitians design meals that meet the special dietary needs of persons living with a broad range of illnesses. Since its inception 29 years ago, Food & Friends has provided more than 20 million meals to more than 30,000 individuals, and has helped family members, friends, and loved ones provide care and support. Food & Friends fulfills its mission through a partnership with 10,000 volunteers and a dedicated staff of 52. Their confidential services are free of charge to individuals and families living throughout Washington, DC, and 14 counties of Maryland and Virginia.

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