Fight AIDS on April 19 as part of the 28th annual Dining Out For Life

Eight Collingswood restaurants participating

Here's food for thought. Through the ordinary act of dining out, you can have an extraordinary impact on your community.  Make a reservation for Dining Out For Life on April 19, 2018. Participating restaurants will donate a generous portion of your check to support HIV/AIDS services in your city. Invite friends, family and co-workers to join you and you can make a meal meaningful by Dining Out For Life.

That’s the message in the latest commercial for Dining Out For Life, which returns to the Southern Jersey area on Thursday, April 19. More than 200 restaurants and food trucks will again participate across the Delaware Valley, and each donate 33 percent of their food sales for the day to local HIV/AIDS service organizations. The event, sponsored by Subaru, raises nearly a quarter of a million dollars each year, which is essential in a region with four times as many people infected with HIV/AIDS than the national average. In Collingswood, dine at  El Sitio Grill & Café, L’Oceano Ristorante, Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, Oasis Mexican Grill, Pop Shop Collingswood, Sabrina’s Café Collingswood, Sapori Trattoria and Villa Barone to give back.

Funds raised on April 19 in Philadelphia, Southern Jersey, and Delaware are invested through local non-profits to only fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDS services across the region. In addition to ActionWellness, beneficiaries include AIDS Delaware, Camden Area Health Education Center, Family & Community Service of Delaware County, and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

In Southern Jersey, Dining Out For Life benefits the Camden Area Health Education Center (AHEC), an organization committed to improving the health of the medically underserved - the ethnic and culturally diverse, the aged, the poor, the very young, the unemployed, the homeless and the uninsured. Camden AHEC is the only organization in Southern New Jersey to operate a drop in center designed to provide resources and HIV education to young men of the gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community. Camden AHEC’s mobile van provides HIV counseling and testing services to over 1,000 individuals annually. Particular emphasis on providing HIV/AIDS prevention services and support to those individuals infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. For more information about Dining Out For Life, visit http://www.diningoutforlife.com/philadelphia

Visit the SJ event page on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2448951278672252/

2018 DOFL Southern New Jersey participating restaurants:
Barnsboro Inn
Carlucci’s Waterfront
CousCous Moroccan Cuisine
El Sitio Grill & Café
Harvest Seasonal Grill
Keg & Kitchen
Kitchen 519
L’Oceano Ristorante
Norma’s Restaurant
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico
Oasis Mexican Grill
Pop Shop Collingswood
Robin’s Nest Restaurant
Sabrina’s Café Collingswood
Sapori Trattoria
Steak 38 Café
Tre Famiglia Ristorante
Villa Barone
Westmont Bagel
Westmont Diner