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ON THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018, JOIN US AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS AS WE
HELP OTHERS ONE SPOONFUL AT A TIME!

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants and support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home.

From Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland, our fantastic restaurant partners will contribute 25% of their food sales to A Loving Spoonful. All proceeds directly benefit the programs and services they provide free-of-charge, including:

  • An average 100,000 meals per year delivered by volunteers to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver and surrounding regions
  • Nutritional counselling and meal planning
  • Easter Sundays where chefs donate their time to cook for a group of 50-60 people
  • Family Pantry Program where families receive fruits, vegetables, and other pantry essentials.
  • Snack Packs all clients receive: fresh fruit, yogurt, bread, juice, milk and more.

HIV/AIDS IN BC: 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 on the services of A Loving Spoonful continues to grow.

Dine out on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and make it a day to remember.

Why not invite your friends to dine out as well?

Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 
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A Loving Spoonful (alovingspoonful.org) provides free, nutritious meals to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver. A Loving Spoonful provides an average of 100,000 meals per year to those most vulnerable in our communities. Simply said, we are about food, love, hope and compassionate care. Our wonderful and dedicated volunteers use their own cars, gas and time to ensure those in our community are fed.

A Loving Spoonful continues to provide the highest level of service by bringing healthy, balanced and nutritious meals to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in our communities. Nutritional counseling and meal planning continue to play an important role in sustaining overall better health.

Client care continues to be a priority. Fostering and developing caring and compassionate relationships ultimately means that clients will feel even more comfortable discussing their current needs and circumstances. Reaching out for help can sometimes be difficult and we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and considerate organization.

We continue to collaborate closely with others in our community such as: doctors, dieticians, nurses, case managers and community partners for referrals and client care. We are very proud of our new partnership with Mava Foods located right here in Richmond, BC. The ability to acquire our meals from a local supplier has been incredibly beneficial.  On occasion we have received donated items where the food has then been repurposed into soup or other items which can then be distributed.

With approximately only 20% government funding the rest of the funds must be raising through important events like Dining Out for Life!  

We sincerely thank you for your support and generosity in making Dining Out For Life BC’s Largest Restaurant Fundraiser!

Bon Appetite

 

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Join us on Thursday, March 30, 2017 as we help others one spoonful at a time!

DOFL Sign up Sheet: If you want to be a part of BC's largest restaurant fundraiser, sign up here:

2017 Dining Out For Life Restaurant Confirmation Form (PDF Format)

 

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On Thursday, March 30, one lucky social-media savvy diner will win $500 at Dining Out For Life 2017

BC’s largest restaurant fundraiser, Dining Out For Life is celebrating 23 years by bringing together three things people love: (1) food, (2) taking pictures of food and (3) free cash.

If you’re only dining out once this month, make it Thursday, March 30 when participating restaurants from White Rock to Whistler donate 25% of their food sales to help men, women and children in our communities living with HIV/AIDS.

Also on that day, one lucky Dining Out For Life diner will win $500 just for posting a food pic to social media!

We don't have any hard statistics, but at any given moment, something like 70% of every feed is comprised of food shots. You're going to do it anyway, so why not get some cash for it? 

Entering is simple:

  • Dine at a Participating Restaurant on Thursday, March 30. (Find the list of Participating Restaurants at www.diningoutforlife.ca)
  • Snap a picture of your dish and post it to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram
  • Tag your restaurant and @VanDOFL (works on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram)
  • Add the hashtag #DOFL 

It’s that easy!

Each social media platform gives you another chance to win.

On Thursday, March 30, join thousands of diners across the Lower Mainland and help others one spoonful at a time. (Plus win yourself a cool $500!)

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On Thursday, March 26, 2015, join us and thousands of others as we Make a difference, one bite at a time.

Get involved with our Platinum Table Program!

The Vancouver Friends For Life Society and A Loving Spoonful invite you to host a Platinum Table dinner party at this year’s Dining Out For Life on Thursday, March 26. 

That night, 25% of your food proceeds will support our friends in the community living with HIV/AIDS. 

Want to host a Platinum Table? It's easy. All you have to do is:

1) Invite your friends to dine out with a purpose on Thursday, March 26

2) Make a reservation at your favourite participating restaurant partner

3) Let us know how many are in your party and where you're dining by emailing us at doflplatinumtable@gmail.com

 MAKE IT A PARTY!
  Size doesn't matter! Be it an intimate dinner party or celebration that raises the roof, all Platinum Tables are welcome!

 MAKE IT IN MEMORY  Consider hosting a Platinum Table in memory of a loved one. Tell us their story by emailing us at doflplatinumtable@gmail.com. We are happy to work with you to ensure that your loved one is recognized appropriately among your guests and/or on our website.

 MAKE SURE WE KNOW
   RSVP your Platinum Table to doflplatinumtable@gmail.com so we can work with you to ensure that you and your guests enjoy your evening to the fullest!

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Like every fundraising event Dining Out For Life relies on the support of generous and commited volunteers. 

If you'd like to join us as a Restaurant Ambassador on March 30 please contact Elyse Freeborn at elysef@alovingspoonful.org or 604-682-6325.

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DONATE

You may support British Columbians living with HIV/AIDS directly through one or more of the following:

1. Donate On-Line

2. To donate goods, products or services as prizes for the event, email us at dofl@alovingspoonful.org and we'll contact you to arrange the details.

3. Send cheque or money order, payable to:

Dining Out For Life
c/o A Loving Spoonful
1449 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V5L 1G8

Or call Lisa Martella at 604 682 6325 for further information.

Thanks for your support!

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Media Spokespersons (Event Beneficiaries):

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Camber Communications:

Steven Schelling

Public Relations, Dining Out For Life

doflmedia@alovingspoonful.org

 

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Restaurant Partner DOFL Donation Sheet
Looking for an electronic copy of the Donation Sheet? Well, look no further!

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Contact Elyse Freeborn, at 604-682-6325 or dofl@alovingspoonful.org if you have any additional questions, comments or suggestions.

General Public and Sponsors:
Contact Elyse if there's a favourite restaurant of yours you'd like to see participate in Dining Out For Life 2017 or if you have any suggestions, comments or input to make this an even better event for Vancouver and our beneficiary charities.

Thank you for your interest and support of Dining Out For Life!

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Spread the word!  Invite your friends! The more, the merrier!  Let's dine out together!

For 23 years, all across the Vancouver Area, and from Whistler to White Rock, Dining Out For Life has been adding value and heart to the community. Each and every year, this wide-reaching event touches the lives of tens of thousands, all the while funding unmatched support, provision of nourishment and wellness services for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS.  With approximately 18,000 British Columbians dealing with HIV/AIDS, Dining Out for Life is making a difference.

Multiple families, colleagues, friends and groups all join together on one day each year and make a difference by having fun.  25% of your food bill will be donated to A Loving Spoonful  when you dine at a participating restaurant.  Make it a party!! Invite your friends, create an office lunch party, or make it a night on the town!  Your celebration that day will make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

Use the form below to email your friends and start planning your Dining Out For Life event today!

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DINING OUT FOR LIFE 2018

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018, JOIN US AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS AS WE
HELP OTHERS ONE SPOONFUL AT A TIME!

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants and support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home.

From Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland, our fantastic restaurant partners will contribute 25% of their food sales to A Loving Spoonful. All proceeds directly benefit the programs and services they provide free-of-charge, including:

  • An average 100,000 meals per year delivered by volunteers to those affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver and surrounding regions
  • Nutritional counselling and meal planning
  • Easter Sundays where chefs donate their time to cook for a group of 50-60 people
  • Family Pantry Program where families receive fruits, vegetables, and other pantry essentials.
  • Snack Packs all clients receive: fresh fruit, yogurt, bread, juice, milk and more.

HIV/AIDS IN BC: 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 on the services of A Loving Spoonful continues to grow.

Dine out on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and make it a day to remember.

Why not invite your friends to dine out as well?

Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 
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www.diningoutforlife.ca

Dining Out For Life Event Date:

March 22, 2018