ON THURSDAY APRIL 2, 2020 JOIN US AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS AS WE HELP INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES ONE SPOONFUL AT A TIME!
On Thursday April 2, 2020 dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants and support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home. All participating restaurant are listed below this page.
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 individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver and surrounding regions
- Nutritional counselling and meal planning by a Registered Dietitian
- Easter Sundays where chefs and volunteers donate their time to cook for a group of 40-50 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.
Dining Out For Life Supports Individuals and Families with chronic and life-threatening illness in need of healthy meals and groceries.
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.
Vancouver’s Downtown East Side suffers the highest concentration of HIV infection in North America, affecting 30% of the population. A Loving Spoonful and Dining Out For Life partner restaurants are here to help! Funds raised from partner restaurants and patrons will go directly to making sure those suffering from chronic illness will be fed nourishing, healthy foods. Your restaurant participation and donation will support our meal programs which offer free food services to individuals and families affected by HIV and co-existing illnesses in Metro Vancouver
For every $3.55 raised, a healthy meal will be provided to someone in need, right here in our community!
On Thursday April 2, 2020 join thousands of people across Metro Vancouver and beyond who are doing good by dining out. Make it a day to remember with family, friends and your community.
Make a fun night of it: Why not invite your friends to dine out as well?
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