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CELEBRATING 18 YEARS IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA!

Each year, more than 50 local HIV service organizations partner with 2,400+ participating restaurants, 4,100+ volunteers, and 300,000+ diners to raise over $4.5 million for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States and Canada. Best part? All funds raised through a city's Dining Out For Life event stay in that city to provide help and hope to people living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville is celebrating its 18th year helping NFAN and the HIV community in Northeast Florida. This annual one-day fundraising event invites the community to dine out, take out, or have a meal delivered from one or more of our participating restaurants on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Participating restaurants will donate 25% or more of their sales to NFAN, which helps fund the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry to help those in the HIV community throughout Northeast Florida.

About the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry

Eating right is one of the most important things you can do if you live with HIV/AIDS. That’s why NFAN made the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry open to anyone living with HIV/AIDS, no matter where they get other services.

In 1990, Mary Lewis volunteered at NFAN and started the food pantry. Mary contacted grocery stores and restaurants and collected every food she could. She organized the pantry and set in place the way that HIV+ individuals could receive food.

At that time, the available HIV medications had strict instructions about taking medication so many hours before, after, or with food. The medicines also sometimes had harsh side effects, like vomiting and diarrhea. With these obstacles, having food on hand was even more critical.

Fast-forward to today, with the increasing high food cost at grocery stores, with Duval County being at the highest in the state at 20.1%*, the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry is in demand more than ever. Through the help of the Dining Out For Life® event, NFAN can ensure the pantry available to assist the HIV Community in Northeast Florida.

* source UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security (09/2022)

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Partnering with us is easier than ever! We do all the marketing for you! In addition, your partnership helps Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville / NFAN put on this annual event that raises funds for the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry

On Thursday, April 27, 2023, invite your friends/family to dine out, take out, or have a meal delivered from one or more of our participating restaurant partners. They will donate 25% or more of your bill directly to NFAN's Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry.

Becoming a DOFLJax Ambassador is rewarding and FUN! Please invite your friends, family, and coworkers to participate in Dining Out For Life® and encourage them to give.

Donate and help NFAN continue funding for the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry, which helps with food assistance to the HIV community in Northeast Florida.

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Want to be a part of an AMAZING event that helps those in Northeast Florida? Look no further, WE ARE HERE, please contact us for more information.

STEPHEN JONES

DOFLJax Event Organizer / Marketing

904-356-1612 ext. 125 | sjones@nfanjax.org

AUSTIN BROWNING

DOFLJax Business / Restaurant Partnership

(904) 356-1612 ext. 131 | abrowning@nfanjax.org

PAT GODBOLDT

DOFLJax Ambassador Coordinator

pgodboldt@bellsouth.net

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TED ALLEN

Oueer Eye | Food Network Chopped

PAM GRIER

Actress | Jackie Brown , The L Word

MONDO GUERRA

Project Runway | S8 & All Star 1 Winner

DAISY MARTINEZ

Food Network Viva Daisy!

DAWN LOPEZ

Action News Jax   Co-Anchor

DERRICK ODOM

Metric Engineering Ops Supervisor

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