Food For Thought’s ‘Dining Out for Life’ Happens Thursday, December 5 and Will Benefit Local Residents Living with HIV

On Thursday, December 5th, 2019 Food For Thought hosts Sonoma County’s 18th annual Dining Out For Life event. This year 75 area restaurants and cafes will participate, donating from 25 to 100 percent of the day’s sales to benefit Food For Thought, a nonprofit organization that provides healing food and nutrition to more than 850 people living with HIV and other serious illnesses in Sonoma County.

“The Dining Out For Life event gives people the opportunity to enjoy a meal at their favorite restaurant, while benefitting their neighbors in need,” said Ron Karp, executive director of Food For Thought. “It is our biggest fundraiser of the year. The proceeds from Dining Out For Life ensure that we are able to continue to provide our life-sustaining services to people living with HIV who are at risk of malnutrition.”

A wide range of restaurants throughout Sonoma County are participating in Dining Out For Life.  Diners can enjoy a variety of options from a fast-casual experience to a farm-to-table meal incorporating the best ingredients Sonoma County has to offer. Participating restaurants are located in Bodega Bay, Cotati, Forestville, Geyserville, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Occidental, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Valley Ford and Windsor. For a complete list of participating restaurants visit: FFTfoodbank.org/dofl-restaurants.  Whole Foods Market is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Dining Out For Life Sonoma County.

About Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a nonprofit organization that provides healing food and nutrition to more than 850 Sonoma County residents living with HIV and other serious illnesses, who are at risk of malnutrition. Comprehensive nutrition services include healthy groceries (enough for 21 meals per week), prepared meals, nutrition counseling and hands-on healthy cooking classes. Food For Thought’s nutrition services increase the health of its clients, reduce food insecurity, decrease costs to the health care system and improve the lives of hundreds of individuals living in Sonoma County.

About Dining Out For Life

Dining Out For Life is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for community-based organizations serving people living with HIV. It is an international event held in more than 50 cities in the U.S. and Canada.