Thinking about going out to dinner tonight? Already have plans to go out for lunch, but no place in mind to go? Look no further for an excuse to try a new restaurant (or go to a known favorite) while supporting a local cause at the same time. For today marks the 22nd Annual Dining Out for Life (DOFL) – one of the largest annual fundraisers for Open Hand.
Not familiar with Open Hand? Well, I wasn’t either until recently, so let me give you the deets. Open Hand’s mission is to help people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care™, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. The organization has delivered more than 23 million meals since its founding in 1988….just WOW!
To participate, all you have to do is dine out (for breakfast, lunch or dinner – or all three!) at one of the 100+ participating restaurants, and a portion of your check (25% or more) will be donated to benefit the community nutrition programs of Open Hand. No set menus, no restrictions – just grab a meal at any of these lovely restaurants and you’ll be joining the thousands of Atlantans who are giving back to Open Hand.
If you simply can’t make it out tonight, you can simply donate $25 (or more) to Open Hand during DOFL and you will receive a 20% OFF TUESDAYS card good for Tuesdays only at the participating DOFL restaurants listed on the back of the card. Like you needed an excuse to go out to dinner (or have a chocolate martini) on a Tuesday 🙂
Check out the full list of restaurants and go out to eat tonight! I will be dining out at 4th & Swift with a fun group of ladies (and we tend to rack up a hefty bill when we’re together, so at least it’s all for a good cause tomorrow) – where will you be dining? There are some great ones on the list including some Peachtree Roadies favorites: Blue Ridge Grill, Local Three, Abbatoir, DBA, Murphy’s, Taqueria del Sol, and Ecco.