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This year would have marked the 30th Dining Out for Life, an annual tradition started by ActionAIDS (now Action Wellness) in Philadelphia in 1991, to raise funds for HIV/AIDS service organizations.
This year, of course, a different pandemic has taken over nearly every aspect of people’s lives around the globe, but HIV-positive members of the community still need support and services.
As restaurants were required to close their dining rooms and offer takeout only, Dining Out for Life, the April 30 event during which participating restaurants would have given 33% per food bill for the night to AIDS Delaware, had to be canceled.
In response, AIDS Delaware is encouraging participants to support their local restaurants by ordering takeout from their favorite local restaurant to celebrate Dining Out for Life, which has been renamed Dining IN for Life for 2020.
“Restaurants have been generous in their support of this event over the years, so supporting them is critical at this time,” said John Beckley of AIDS Delaware.
The community can support the event by doing any of the following on Thursday, April 30:
- Order takeout and support local restaurants.
- Make a donation to AIDS Delaware in the amount you would have spent dining out.
- Dine in and share a virtual meal on your social media using the hashtags #DineInEndHIVDE and #DineOnlineEndHIV. Ask your virtual guests to donate to AIDS Delaware and support local restaurants.
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