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Food & Friends: Dining Out For Life in Washington DC April 24

My family often makes fun of me for how much I eat out. Don't get me wrong: I love cooking and often find it therapeutic and creative, but I also love going out to eat with friends, ordering dishes I would not have otherwise made at home, drinking a glass of wine and leaving the cooking and doing the dishes to someone else.

Well, next Thursday, April 24th, my going out to eat is actually going to do some good!!!

How? you ask?

Let me tell you!

If you live in Washington DC area and dine out (lunch and dinner) on April 24th, participating restaurants will donate part of their proceeds to Food & Friends.

Food & Friends is the only organization in the Washington Metropolitan area providing home-delivered meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses free of charge. Since 1988, Food & Friends has provided more than 17 million life-sustaining meals to more than 25,000 individuals. Our service area encompasses 5,346 square miles including the District of Columbia and 14 counties in Maryland and Virginia. For more information about Food & Friends, please visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@foodandfriends), or Instagram (@foodandfriendsdc).
So what are you waiting for? Go check out a list of participating restaurants, choose a place for lunch and/or dinner and invite your friends to join you. Eating out never felt so good! I'm going to be lunching at Poste with a few friends: cannot wait.
But wait, that's not all!

There are also opportunities to volunteer on April 24th, as well as make a donation, or you can get tickets to the Chef's Best dinner & auction on May 13th.
Chef's Best Dinner & Auction is Food & Friends' signature fundraiser. More than $900,000 will be raised through the generosity of sponsors, table hosts, auction bidders, ticket purchasers, friends and guests.

This year, 60 of the region's most talented chefs will generously donate their time and talent to provide tastings of their specialties in order to support the more than 3,000 individuals who will receive more than 1.2 million specialized meals from Food & Friends this year.

I hope you'll consider making a contribution on April 24th and perhaps I'll see you on May 13th {I was generously given the tickets to the event by Food & Friends}.