Friday, August 18, 2017

Dining Out for Life 2017, Sept 14th

Written by  Bill Redmond-Palmer

Mark your calendars and make your reservations now for Dining Out for Life to benefit Moveable Feast, set for Thursday, September 14th. So far 49 restaurants and eateries are joining the event, now in its 24th year, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on September 14th. The eateries will donate at least 25% of the cost of the meal to Moveable Feast. This year, the Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Road) and Gertrude’s (10 Art Museum Drive), both in Baltimore, will contribute 50%.

A complete listing of participating restaurants can be found at Diningoutforlife.com.

There’s still time for eateries to sign up. “As restaurant owners, hospitality is our business and mission,” said John Shields, “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer” at Gertrude’s. “Hospitality means taking care of the guest, which is something Moveable Feast does oh-so-well day after day, and year after year. From the business side of things, it’s a smart move as well. Moveable Feast knows their stuff when it comes to marketing. They get the word out and drive traffic to partner restaurants in a big way. And the word-of-mouth and goodwill garnered by being aligned with this event is priceless. We are delighted with our mutually beneficial relationship.”

Moveable Feast is the sole provider of meals for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, delivering to Baltimore, the five surrounding counties, and all nine counties on the Eastern Shore. In 2016, they delivered 816,313 nourishing meals to 5,060 clients, at no cost to the client. The personal care Moveable Feast provides fosters hope in their lives and lets them know that they are not alone in their struggles.

Last year, 64 restaurants participated to raise over $90,000. This year, the goal is to raise $100,000.

This year’s event sponsors are Subaru, Hoehn’s Baker, the Baltimore Sun, T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason, Breakthru Beverage, and Baltimore OUTloud.

For more info, visit Diningoutforlife.com or call 410-327-3420 x52. For more about Moveable Feast, it’s Mfeast.org.

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