Last year, actress Pam Grier gave PaperCity an in-depth look at her work with Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraising event that benefits AIDS service organizations. Grier, the public face and spokesperson for the organization, visited Houston this past fall to help raise awareness about the event. Well, the annual fundraiser is just weeks away, and more than 40 Houston-area restaurants are putting their money where their food is.

On Thursday, April 28, Houstonians can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner from a participating restaurant, knowing that  25 percent of the day’s sales will be donated to AIDS Foundation Houston. Dining Out For Life restaurants include 360 at Houston City Club, Araya Artisan Chocolate, B&B Butchers and Restaurant, Barnaby’s, 360 at Houston City Club, The Durham House, El Tiempo, Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, Latin BitesProhibition Supper Club & Bar, Reef, Songkran Thai Kitchen, Tacos A Go Go, Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen, to name but a few.

“Year after year, we are impressed by the outpouring of support by restaurants and diners alike,” Kelly Young, CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston, said. “We can end HIV/AIDS within our lifetime, and Dining Out for Life helps raise funds and awareness that gets us closer to that goal. All you have to do is go out to eat.”

Dining Out for Life was was created in 1991 by an ActionAIDS volunteer. From its beginnings in Philadelphia, the fundraising event is now hosted in 60 cities across the U.S. and Canada and receives donations from more that 3,000 restaurants.

See a full list of Houston’s participating restaurants here

 


Photos and video courtesy CKP.