We want to thank our Ambassadors, volunteers, 131 Restaurant Partners, media partners, sponsors and tens of thousands of diners who joined the 25th Anniversary of Dining Out For Life.

On Thursday, April 25, 2019 thousands of people in Minnesota Dined Out to End HIV. Diners indulged in breakfast, lunch, and dinner at over 125 participating restaurants where at least 20% of their bill was donated to support the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Every dollar raised for Dining Out For Life directly impacts the almost 2,000 people who access The Aliveness Project each year.

Your donation feeds people and connects them to health care supports essential to leading a healthy, self-directed life. Your donation supports important work to end the HIV epidemic in Minnesota – and for that, we are most grateful.

Dining Out For Life Photos 2019: Click here to check out the event photos. #DOFLMN

Dining Out For Life Minnesota is facilitated by The Aliveness Project and includes restaurants in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Greater Minnesota. In 2018, 148 restaurants and 40,000 diners participated to raise a total of $243,186. Minnesota will celebrate its 25th year of dining out to end HIV on Thursday, April 25. Our goal is to raise $260,000 to support people living with HIV in Minnesota.  

The Aliveness Project is a Minnesota nonprofit organization and community center that facilitates community building, offers nutrition and wellness services, and links members to resources to lead healthy, self-directed lives. We provide on-site meals, food shelf, integrative therapies, nutrition counseling, case management and vital other services for individuals living with HIV throughout Minnesota. Over 1,900 people access services at Aliveness annually.

It’s easy to participate in Dining Out For Life and support people living with HIV in Minnesota:

Sponsor Dining Out For Life. Are you a business that’s looking to gain exposure and customers by being associated with one of the best philanthropic events in the Twin Cities? Sponsor Dining Out For Life and receive year-round benefits and recognition for your generous contribution. To learn more, email Jennifer or call (612) 822-7946, ext. 204.

Be a Restaurant Partner. Restaurant Partners are essential to the success of Dining Out For Life. By agreeing to donate a minimum of 20% of your sales from one or more meals on April 25, you have an opportunity to increase sales, gain media exposure, attract new customers, and support a great cause. To sign up, complete our restaurant agreement and let us know how you’ll be participating. We will provide everything you need to host a successful event.

Volunteer as an Ambassador. Ambassadors represent Aliveness in our Restaurant Partners. As an Ambassador, you will invite your network to your restaurant, welcome and thank diners, and help diners enter a drawing to win a prize. You can volunteer by yourself or with a buddy. Aliveness provides training and materials to help you succeed. To volunteer, complete our Ambassador application.

Dine Out on April 25. Dine Out and End HIV by dining out at one of restaurant partners on April 25. You can find a list of our restaurant partners below.

The Aliveness Project

3808 Nicollet Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55409
Contact Person: Dylan Boyer Events Coordinator

Participating Restaurants

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