APLA Health is excited to announce that patrons at Crossroads Kitchen, James’ Beach, and many other restaurants will help fight HIV/AIDS on Thursday, April 27, as part of Dining Out For Life, a national event that is returning to the City of Angels for the first time in six years.
This unique fundraiser features restaurants that will donate a portion of their day’s receipts to APLA Health and Project Angel Food. Proceeds will help both organizations provide critically needed health care and social support services for those living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County, including providing groceries, nutrition education, and meals.
Among the other restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life Los Angeles this year are Stout Burgers and Beers (in three locations), Taste (in two locations), Ago, Spring, Connie & Ted’s, Rockwell, Tiato Kitchen + Venue, and many more. A full list of participating restaurants is available at diningoutforlife.com/losangeles.
Dining Out for Life is an automatic opt-in, which means that whether diners know it or not, they will be contributing funds to the services that APLA Health and Project Angel Food provide thousands of people every year. “Dining Out for Life helps us in a concrete way to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic and make sure the people who need us most get help,” APLA Health Chief Executive Officer Craig E. Thompson says. “We’re grateful to the support from so many wonderful restaurant owners, chefs, and staff who are committed to that fight and who are partnering with us this year.”
Additional restaurants will be confirmed in the days leading up to Dining Out for Life on Thursday, April 27. To make a dining reservation, see an up-to-date list of restaurants, or learn more about the event, please visit diningoutforlife.com/losangeles.
APLA Health’s mission is to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV. We are a nonprofit, federally qualified health center serving more than 14,000 people annually. We provide 20 different services from 14 locations throughout Los Angeles County, including: medical, dental, and behavioral health care; PrEP counseling and management; health education and HIV prevention; and STD screening and treatment. For people living with HIV, we offer housing support; benefits counseling; home health care; and the Vance North Necessities of Life Program food pantries; among several other critically needed services. Additionally, we are leaders in advocating for policy and legislation that positively impacts the LGBT and HIV communities, provide capacity-building assistance to health departments across the country, and conduct community-based research on issues affecting the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us at aplahealth.org.
Project Angel Food is Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit provider of nutritional meals and counseling for people living with serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and renal failure. Born in response to the AIDS crisis, today Project Angel Food provides its vital services for people suffering across a spectrum of critical diagnoses and reflecting the county’s diverse demographics. Project Angel Food clients, homebound and often living alone, are unable to shop and cook for themselves, and rely on Project Angel Food as a vital lifeline of nourishment and hope. Since its inception in 1989, Project Angel Food has delivered more than 10.5 million meals to over 19,000 people. For more information, please visit angelfood.org.