Welcome to dining out for life®, Jacksonville!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Jacksonville, for coming out and showing us love/support for Dining Out For Life – benefiting the NFAN Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry on April 27. It was a great event turnout because of YOU!

Thank you to our fantastic event partners; NPS Pharmacy (National Partner), AHF Pharmacy (Title Partner), Gilead Sciences, CCN Pharmacy, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Jacksonville FL Alumnae Chapter, VyStar Credit Union, AIDS Memorial Project of Northeast Florida, Glamazon: Jax 2, Steele Dynamics, LLC and Winn-Dixie. Your generosity is beyond amazing. Thank you!

Thank you to our incredible restaurant partners: Athenian Owl, bb’s restaurant and bar, Bellwether, Biscottis, Black Sheep Restaurant, Carmines Pie House, Fred Cotten’s Landmark BBQ, European Street Cafe, Hamburger Mary’s JAX, Hot Dog Jen, Lola’s Burrito & Burger Joint, The Garage – Riverside’s Pub, Restaurant Orsay and Tulua Bistro for your continued support each year making this event a success. Thank you!

Thank you to our fabulous spokespeople: Dawn Lopez (Action News Jax), and Derrick Odom, for all you do to provide our message of awareness and love to the community.

To our DOFLJax Team: Donna, Beth, Jessica, Stephen, Pat, and Austin – thank you for everything you put into this year’s event, making it another successful event!

Thank you to our fabulous DOFLJax Ambassadors for all you did in getting donations and filling up the restaurant – we could not do this event without your dedication and hard work. Thank you!!

Mark your calendars – Dining Out For Life 2024 – April 25.

Make sure to continue to support our restaurant partners throughout the year!

About the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry

Healthy eating is the most important thing you can do if you live with HIV. That is why NFAN created the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry, which is open to anyone living with HIV, no matter where they get other services in Northeast Florida.

1990 Mary H. Lewis volunteered at NFAN and started the food pantry. Mary contacted grocery stores and restaurants and collected every food she could. She organized the pantry and set the way HIV+ individuals could receive food. At that time, the available HIV medications had strict instructions about taking medication so many hours before, after, or with food. The medicines also sometimes had harsh side effects, like vomiting and diarrhea. With these obstacles, having food on hand was even more critical.

Fast-forward to today, with the increasing cost at grocery stores and Duval County being at the highest in the state at 20.1%*, the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry is in demand more than ever.

Through the help of the Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville FL event, NFAN can ensure the pantry available to assist the Northeast Florida HIV Community.

* source UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security (09/2022)

Stephen Jones with Fork and Spoon in the NFAN Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry. Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville FL

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Welcome to Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville’s Virtual Table with Fork and Spoon. It’s quick and easy. Donations can be accepted here at any time. Click the photo to be redirected to PayPal to place your secure donation.

Tell your friends and thank you for joining Fork and Spoon for Dining Out For Life® as we raise funds for Northeast Florida AIDS Network Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry.

Hungry for More? Check out the Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville website www.nfanjax.org/DOFLJax

Dining out for life Jacksonville team

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Austin Browning

DOFLJax Event Coordinator

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Pat Godboldt

DOFLJax Ambassador Coordinator

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Dawn Lopez

DOFLJax Spokesperson

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Derrick Odom

DOFLJax Spokesperson

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about Northeast Florida Aids Network (NFAN)
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Northeast Florida AIDS Network (NFAN) is the longest-standing AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Northeast Florida, established in 1989. Staff and volunteers serve Duval, Baker, St. Johns, Nassau, and Clay counties. Our mission is to provide compassionate leadership, services, and advocacy in meeting the prevention, health, spiritual, and social needs of individuals, families, and communities. As long as there is a need, NFAN is committed to our mission and stands ready to serve the community.

Northeast Florida AIDS Network

2715 Oak Street

Jacksonville, FL 32205
Contact Person: Austin Browning

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