Diners across the country will have a chance to make a difference with their meals on Thursday, as part of the annual Dining Out for Life event to support AIDS service organizations.
In Seattle, approximately 80 restaurants (including two in Queen Anne) will donate anywhere from 30 to 50 percent of their proceeds to benefit Lifelong and its efforts, including the Chicken Soup Brigade food program, which serves clients with chronic medical conditions including HIV, diabetes, and kidney disease. That program provided services to more than 1,900 people in 2016, filling more than 36,000 grocery bags and serving 170,000 meals.
McMenamins Queen Anne (200 Roy St., #105) will donate half of its proceeds from 5 p.m. to close, while LloydMartin (1525 Queen Anne Ave. N.) has committed 30 percent of the night's earnings to the organization.
In addition, those who eat at a participating restaurant and take a survey will be entered to win two round-trip economy tickets anywhere Delta Airlines flies in the U.S. Organizers are also encouraging diners to tweet using the hashtags #DOFLSeattle and #IGiveAFork throughout the night.
"Now is an especially important time to support the vulnerable in our community, with everything that’s currently going on in our country,” said Sage Fitzpatrick, Lifelong’s Director of Development, in a press release. “We truly appreciate all of the restaurants and the diners who go out of their way to participate in Dining Out For Life. Their generosity has a huge impact on the thousands of people that we serve, and we can’t thank everyone enough.
For a full list of participating restaurants across the city, visit www.diningoutforlife.com/seattle.