dine out. save lives.

In the heart of the greater Nashville area, a movement is stirring – one that combines the simple joy of dining with the profound impact of philanthropy. Nashville CARES is thrilled to invite you to become a part of this extraordinary journey as a proud participating restaurant of Dining Out For Life®, a landmark event that has been making waves internationally since 1991. This year, on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, we are set to mark the 22nd anniversary of this remarkable event in Nashville, aiming to reach new heights in our fight to end the HIV Epidemic in Middle Tennessee.   Local restaurants participate by committing to contribute 30% to 100% of sales (from food only or food and alcohol) from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner services.

Please mark your calendars and plan to dine out on May 8th, and change lives while doing so!

Scroll down to see a list of participating restaurants!


volunteer restaurant hosts needed!

A Restaurant Host is someone with a lot of community connections, whether it be friends, family, coworkers, clients or other groups. They are assigned to represent one of our participating restaurants and will encourage their circles of influence to commit to dining with that restaurant.  This role is important to the success of the restaurants and will be vital in getting diners to participate and help end the HIV epidemic in Middle Tennessee.

If interested in becoming a host please fill out this brief questionnaire and we will get back to you, shortly.

For participating restaurants

Local restaurants participate by committing to contribute 30% to 100% of gross proceeds (from food only or food and alcohol) from breakfast, lunch and/or dinner services. On this day, Nashville CARES, along with volunteers will invite friends, family and colleagues to dine with participating restaurants. This event engages your current clientele and brings new guests into your restaurant.

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How Does This Benefit My Restaurant?      Restaurant Agreement  

sponsorship opportunities

Support from sponsors makes it possible for us to continue the fight to End the HIV Epidemic in Middle Tennessee. As a sponsor, you will have opportunities for employee involvement, high-impact marketing efforts, and the option to have a presence at events. This gives you the chance to interact directly with our supporters, volunteers, and advocates.

Sponsorship Opportunities


about Nashville cares

Founded in 1985, Nashville CARES is the premier HIV/AIDS service organization in Tennessee. Annually, we serve more than 50,000 people statewide and provide comprehensive services to clients throughout 17 counties in Middle Tennessee. We provide targeted education, free and confidential HIV testing, and a broad range of comprehensive services to individuals who are at-risk for or living with HIV.

Our mission is to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Middle Tennessee. We work to achieve this through education, advocacy, and support for those at risk for or living with HIV.

It’s our vision to see a community where HIV infections are rare, and when they do occur, everyone with HIV/AIDS has access to care, treatment, and support to achieve optimal health and self-sufficiency without stigma or discrimination.

According to the CDC, more than 18,000 Tennesseans are living with HIV and 1 out of 8 who are HIV positive do not know their status

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Nashville CARES Address

633 Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN 37204

Nashville CARES Contact Information

Contact Person: Debbie Barnett
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Participating Restaurants

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