The nationwide event, originally created in 1991, is currently held in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada, with over 3,000 restaurants donating a portion of their proceeds to the AIDS Foundation, according to a release.
AFH has participated in the philanthropic occasion since its inaugural year, and this year, 16 Houston-area restaurants (and counting) will participate in the weeklong charitable event.
"We know how much our local restaurants were impacted by Covid-19, so we are especially grateful that they are partnering with us this year in support of our mission to end the HIV epidemic," said John Huckaby, CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston.
Guests can support the cause by enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner throughout the week at one of the associated restaurants.
A press release notes that a portion of the proceeds will aid AFH's stabilizing programs that help Houstonians who are affected by HIV, along with prevention services that reduce transmissions.
"'Dining Out for Life' is an opportunity to support your local participating restaurants while sustaining the programs and services that AFH provides in our community," Huckaby continues.
Some of the Houston-area restaurants participating in the weeklong event include:
- 13 Celsius
- EQ Heights
- El Tiempo Cantina (all locations)
- Barnaby's Cafe (select locations: Fairview, West Gray, White Oak, Shepherd, Woodway, Binz, Congress)
- Common Bond Bistro & Bakery (Montrose)
- FM Kitchen & Bar (Shepherd & Montrose)
- Harold's Restaurant, Bar & Terrace
- Laurenzo's Restaurant
- Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue
- Bollo Woodfired Pizza
Those who want to support but don't have the time to dine can also make individual contributions through the organization's online fundraiser.
Dining Out For Life. July 24–31. Prices may vary. For more information, visit DiningOutHouston.org.