Dine In For Life This Summer

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More Than a Meal: Dine In For Life This Summer

At a time when many New Yorkers are struggling to make ends meet, the nonprofit The Alliance for Positive Change is hosting a virtual event on July 30 to support its vital food and nutrition programs, which provide free meals to New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

The annual event, which normally goes by the moniker “Dining Out For Life,” will take place virtually this year in New York City due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dining Out For Life has been a widely successful international initiative that supports local HIV service nonprofits like Alliance.

Dine In For Life This Summer
Celebrity chef Ted Allen (pictured third from right) is an event ambassador this year. Credit: Alliance for Positive Change, 2018

On a dedicated day, restaurants around the nation donate a portion of their proceeds to these nonprofits. Last year, more than 50 local HIV service organizations partnered with 2,400+ participating restaurants, 4,500+ volunteers, and more than 300,000 diners to raise an astonishing $4.28 million for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States and Canada.

This year, Alliance is hosting “Dining In For Life” and encouraging participants to order takeout from participating restaurants in lieu of an in-person event across New York City. By dining in, participants can stay safe while continuing to support local restaurants and the food programs of Alliance.

Alliance will designate funds raised to support its food and nutrition programming, which provides more than 28,000 –

hot meals and food pantry items each year and offers a lifeline to New Yorkers who often struggle to make ends meet. The program is core to Alliance’s network of support, and the organization has been witnessing an even greater demand for nutritious food during these challenging times.

“This year, the global coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented economic hardship, and caused innumerable people to lose their jobs and livelihoods,” said Sharen Duke, Alliance CEO & Executive Director. “For nearly 30 years, Alliance has shown kindness and compassion and we will continue to do this now, as many of those we serve are facing even greater obstacles now to maintain their health. We are asking all New Yorkers to consider July 30 as a moment to help your fellow New Yorkers to feel better, live better, and do better.”

Diners can participate in Dining In For Life by ordering takeout on July 30 from –

  • Amata: 209 E 56th Street, New York, NY
  • Arabesque: 4 E 36th Street, New York, NY
  • Duke’s: 1596 2nd Avenue, New York, NY
  • Patrick’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar: 259 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
  • Sac’s Place – Kaufman Astoria Studios: 35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria, Queens, NY
  • Sazon Perez: 417 S 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
  • Staghorn Steakhouse: 315 W 36th Street, New York, NY
  • Yoon Haeundae Galbi: 8 W 36th Street, New York, NY

New Yorkers can get event updates at www.diningoutforlife.com/city/newyorkcity