Local Restaurants Team Up To Fight HIV

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Local restaurants will be partnering with Chattanooga CARES on Wednesday to support the fight against HIV in the Tennessee Valley.  Dining Out For Life benefits those throughout the area that are affected by HIV.

Each of the participating restaurants will donate a percentage of its sales to support Chattanooga CARES's nutrition assistance program. Proceeds from this year's Dining Out For Life event will be dedicated to purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables for the CARES Market. 

National spokespeople for this year’s Dining Out For Life include Ted Allen, host of Food Network's Chopped, actor Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown), designer Mondo Guerra, winner of Lifetime's Project Runway All-Stars, and chef Daisy Martinez from Food Network's Viva Daisy!   "I love working with (Dining Out For Life) because it's just such a cool, very low overhead operation that raises more than $4 million for American HIV and AIDS service organizations in a single day…It also helps restaurants and chefs get new people coming in to try what they're doing. It just seems like such a win-win-win for everybody," says Ted Allen (HIV Plus Magazine, April 2015). 

"We have been the host sponsor of Dining Out For Life for a decade; however, the struggle to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues on. Subaru is proud to be part of an event that spreads awareness for such a worthy cause and also encourages people to support those who need it most in their local communities." said Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc.

Participating restaurants in the Chattanooga area are:  1885, Alleia, Amigos (Red Bank), Amigos (Island Cove), Beast + Barrel, Big Chill & Grill, Brewhaus, Ceniza, Embargo, Feed Co. Table & Tavern, Frothy Monkey, Good Dog, Hour Place, Il Primo, Julie Darling Donuts, Main Street Meats, Meeting Place, Public House, Sing It or Wing It, Southern Star, Table South, Universal Joint, and University Pizza & Deli.

 



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