Dining Out For Life event on 4/21 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to reschedule so check back for the new date this summer. 


The 18th annual Dining Out For Life is the first dine-out fundraiser of its kind. The event has raised millions for HIV/AIDS service organizations across North America.

Over 20,000 people are expected to dine at more than 80 participating restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area. Our goal is to raise $120,000 to support the work of Nashville CARES. Restaurants participate in Dining Out For Life by donating a generous percentage of the day’s sales from either breakfast, lunch and/or dinner to Nashville CARES.

Scroll down to see a list of participating restaurants!

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Commit to Dine Out as a Table Captain or Host

When you commit to dine out through us, we are able to suggest or assign you a restaurant that will be the most impactful to dine at! We need both Table Captains and Hosts to commit to dine out:

A Table Captain is someone who has a group who would like to dine out together, and is able to fill a table or several tables during a mealtime.

A Host is someone with a lot of community connections, whether it be friends, family, coworkers, clients or other groups. They can fill a large proportion of the restaurant for most of the mealtime.

Sign-up here (ONLY the individual or group leader needs to sign-up): https://forms.gle/5vpQmhZG9Z2DaR9v8.

Last year Nashville CARES served more than 50,000 Middle Tennesseans living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS. We provided:

  • HIV prevention education to more than 29,000 youth and adults
  • More than 10,000 FREE confidential HIV tests
  • Essential support services to 3,400 men, women and children living with the disease.

Nashville CARES

633 Thompson Lane

Nashville, TN 37204

Participating Restaurants

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