About Us

Dining Out For Life® is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

In 1991, Dining Out For Life was created by an Action Wellness (formerly ActionAIDS) volunteer in Philadelphia. Dining Out For Life is now produced in more than 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

More than 3,000 restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to the licensed AIDS service agency in their city. More than $4 million dollars a year is raised to support the missions of 60 outstanding HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout North America. With the exception of the annual licensing fee of $1,150, all money raised in these cities stays locally.

The 2017 Dining Out For Life International Date – April 27, 2017 – has just passed, and there are cities holding their events after this date,  so be sure to see if a city near you has an event coming up soon! (It’s not too soon to save the date: the 2018 Dining Out For Life International Date is Thursday, April 26, 2018.)

Dining Out For Life International, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. ® = Registered trademark of Dining Out For Life International, Inc.