Tuesday, April 21, 2020 [cancelled due to COVID-19]
Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of proceeds from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to Nashville CARES. More than 20,000 Middle Tennesseans, 100 volunteers and over 60 local restaurants participate in this city-wide event.
Created in 1991 Dining Out For Life® is a trademark international fundraiser conducted in more than 60 cities that raises more than $4 million for HIV annually. Nashville’s Dining Out For Life® event is in its 18th year. Our goal is to include more than 80 restaurants and raise more than $140,000 this year. Each restaurant donates a minimum of 30% of all food sales during breakfast lunch and/or dinner to help provide services for people living with HIV and raise awareness about HIV in our community. All money raised supports services provided in Middle Tennessee.
Today more than 16,000 Tennesseans are living with HIV, of that 16,000 it is estimated that 50 percent of people do not know their status. Nashville CARES serves more than 50,000 Middle Tennesseans living with or at risk-of HIV/AIDS including HIV prevention education to more than 29,000 youth and adults, more than 10,000 FREE confidential HIV tests and essential support services to 3,400 men, women and children living with the disease.
Some of these support services include: housing assistance, food, emergency lodging, rent and/or mortgage assistance, individual and group counseling, medical and dental care. By sponsoring Dining Out For Life, you are helping Nashville CARES continue its mission of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee.