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Dining Out For Life: One Man’s Feast is Another Man’s Future

Photograph by The Coda restaurant, one of the participating establishments.
Thanks to the generosity of this area’s restaurant industry, nearly 100 restaurants are ready to welcome diners on April 24 and will contribute at least 25 percent of their profits from food sales (excluding alcoholic beverages) that day. Volunteer “ambassadors” are stationed at each restaurant. They welcome diners, thank them for participating and give them printed information about the services supported by the event. The ambassadors also accept donations from anyone that may wish to contribute to the cause. To participate, simply choose a restaurant, make reservations and enjoy a great meal for a great cause.
The fifth annual Dining Out For Life fund-raiser will benefit two agencies providing vital direct services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS: AIDS Community Services of WNY (ACS), and AIDS Family Services (AFS).
Amy Martoche and Tim Hoover are co-chairs. “This is a community event where families and friends gather for a fun time with an important purpose,” Amy said. “All you have to donate is your appetite.”
The wide variety of choices, spanning fine dining to casual, will appeal to diners in all neighborhoods. For a complete listing, visit www.diningoutforlife and click on Buffalo. Information about each restaurant includes address, telephone number and type of food featured. Or, call 847.0340.
ACS will be able to supply free services to the community as a result of funds raised on this evening, such as free, anonymous HIV testing, an AIDS information line, medical care, housing assistance and community education. The AFS services include counseling, pastoral care, nutritious meals, and emergency assistance, and supplies such as diapers and clothing for young children of poor families devastated by this disease.
Founded in Philadelphia in 1991, Dining Out For Life is now produced in 50 cities across North America, raising an annual total of $2 million. All funds raised here remain here. Subaru presents the event. The Buffalo News is this years gold sponsor; WBFO-FM, silver; and JetBlue Airways, bronze.
Dining Out for Life
April 24th
For more information, visit the Dining Out for Life website.

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