By patronizing a partner restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner on
Thursday, March 30, 2017, you’ll be supporting HIV/AIDS care right here
Over the past 23 years, Dining Out For Life has raised over $3 million,
with proceeds directly benefiting the programs and services provided
free-of-charge by registered not-for-profit A Loving Spoonful. These include:
An average of 100,000
meals per year delivered to individuals and families affected by
HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver, with more than 70% of the families on
the service headed by a single mother
nutritional counselling and meal planning
People helped through
the charities’ programs are often affected by multiple and
co-existing illnesses such as cancer, hepatitis C, heart disease
and mental illness
On Thursday, March 30, 2017, join thousands of
guests who are Doing Good by Dining Out.
TWEET: Dining Out For Life on March 30 -
Restaurants from Whistler to White Rock help ppl with HIV @VanDOFL.
THE LOWER MAINLAND: In 2011, the Public Health
Agency of Canada estimated 71,300 people living with HIV/AIDS
in Canada — with over 25% residing in British Columbia.
Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside maintains the highest HIV prevalence
in the Western world, reaching as high 27%. While new infection
rates in B.C. have thankfully decreased, advanced therapies
mean people with HIV/AIDS are living longer and the number of
people who depend A Loving Spoonful's services continues
LOVING SPOONFUL: A Loving Spoonful provides free,
healthy, nutritious meals and nutritional counseling to individuals and
families living with HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver. They collaborate
closely with doctors, dieticians, nurses, case managers and community
partners for referrals and client care. They are especially proud
of their new partnership with Mava Foods located in Richmond, BC.
The ability to acquire our meals from a local supplier has been
incredibly beneficial. Their dedicated volunteers use their own
cars, gas and time to ensure those in the community are fed. But,
with approximately 20% government funding, the rest of
the outreach budget must be raised through fundraising events like
Dining Out for Life.