This year, “Dining out for Life,” was on Thursday, April 29th. Many restaurants and venues in the twin cities gave a percentage of their profits of food sales to The Aliveness Project, a local nonprofit organization that provides hot meals, feel shelf, integrative therapies, case management, holiday baskets, and other services to more than 1,500 individuals living with HIV/AIDS each year.
The Aliveness Project’s mission is to encourage self-empowerment and provide direct services to people with HIV/AIDS.
Thursday’s night out was crowded with reservations at Tickles during and after their happy hour. By 7pm Lush had a one hour wait to eat. The Red Stag on 1st Ave NE was another location, keeping their outdoor seating full till 9pm. Percentages of proceeds ranged, and the best way to find out who was donating was on a brochure that was handed out by the volunteers at each location that also gave out stickers to participants that said, “I ATE.”
If you’ve been saving money by going out less, this was a great excuse to leave the house. Find out when the next “Dining out for Life” is and find out how you can volunteer or donate here.