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Support is on the menu today for 'Dining Out For Life'

Nearly 100 eateries will participate in Dining Out For Life in San Diego.
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Whatever it is you are planning for breakfast, lunch or dinner on today, stop and think about what day it is.

The Tenth Annual Dining Out For Life is happening all around San Diego to help out the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

A portion of participating restaurants, cafes and nightclubs’ profits for the day will go directly to The Center to help in their programs for HIV/AIDS services and prevention.

Here’s an example of how dining out today might look, but keep in mind with over 100 renowned eateries participating this year there are thousands of combinations.

For instance, if you go to Crest Café for breakfast and get their signature breakfast burrito and a café latte with an extra shot, you have just donated nearly $8.00 to HIV/AIDS services.

For lunch, getting a slice of NaPizza’s pepperoni pizza and a soda would mean you have given over $3.00 in donations. Head over to Babycakes for an afternoon sweet tooth craving and choose one of their delicious gourmet cupcakes and that’s another $1.00 for the cause.

For dinner, The Waypoint in North Park offers a great selection of evening meals, including a delectable bone-in Pork Porterhouse with a nice lager and that’s over $13.00 is donations.

Once dinner is done and you want to experience the energy of Hillcrest’s nightlife head out to Uptown Tavern and have a signature cocktail and some cheese Flatbread and you have just given the HIV/AIDS program at the Center another $5.00.

All-in-all your daily donation would amount to $30.00, all for just doing something you would normally take for granted. And that is if you are just dining alone.

Dining Out For Life is a nationwide fundraiser of which thousands of restaurants participate. This campaign started in Philadelphia in 1991, and has helped raise $4 million dollars annually to local organizations which offer information on resources, prevention and support to people living with HIV/AIDS.

San Diego’s The Center is well-known for its assistance and support not only for people living with HIV/AIDS, but the LGBT community in general.

Having just one meal at a participating location could make a difference in someone’s life who doesn’t know what to do, where to turn or how to get help.

For more information on Dining Out For life and a list of participating restaurants click HERE.