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Dining Out For Life® is an international event held in cities throughout the United States and Canada, but the impact of your contribution in Jacksonville stays here. Funds raised through Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville support Northeast Florida AIDS Network (NFAN) and the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry, which provides food assistance to individuals/families impacted by HIV in Northeast Florida's five counties; Duval, Clay, St. John's, Baker and Nassau. NFAN is proud to be the producer and beneficiary of Jacksonville's 19th year celebrating Dining Out For Life®.

Support local restaurants and give back to your community!

Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville is a day-long fundraising event on Thursday, April 25, 2024, where we invite the community to join us for a meal in support of helping others in need in Northeast Florida. By dining out, take-out, or having a dinner delivered, Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville participating restaurants will donate 25% or more of your bill to help fund the NFAN Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry.

It's that simple - Dine Out. Give Back.

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An essential resource for those living with HIV, the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry provided 22,500 meals to 575 individuals/families in 2023. NFAN has made the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry available to anyone with HIV, regardless of where they receive other services. 

The woman behind the pantry. Mary H. Lewis volunteered at NFAN in 1990, found a necessity, and began the food pantry. Mary contacted grocery stores and restaurants to collect as much food as possible and organized the pantry for HIV+ individuals to access. This was especially important at the time because HIV medications had strict instructions on when and how to take them, often with harsh side effects. Having food readily available was crucial. 

Today, the self-funded Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry is more in demand than ever. Grocery store prices are increasing, especially in Duval County, which is currently at the highest in the state at 20.1%*. To ensure the pantry remains available to assist individuals/families in the Northeast Florida HIV Community, NFAN relies on generous support through partnerships, restaurants, and volunteers of the Dining Out For Life® event to raise funds to continue the vision of Mary H. Lewis.

*Source: UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security (May 2023)

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Learn how you can make a positive impact in Northeast Florida by taking part in Dining Out For Life®. This community fundraising event takes place for one day and helps to support and fund the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry. Your participation, in any form, will make a valuable contribution toward assisting those in the Northeast Florida HIV Community.

Check out the available options below to find out how you can participate in this fulfilling, rewarding, and transformative event.

PARTNER

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Don't pass up this opportunity to be part of a distinguished network of businesses and restaurants that share your vision for positively impacting the community.

DINE

Please join us on Thursday, April 25, 2024, in supporting NFAN's Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry. Invite your loved ones, colleagues, and acquaintances to enjoy a delightful meal from one or more of our participating restaurants, who will donate 25% or more of your bill to the cause.

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VOLUNTEER

Becoming a DOFLJax Ambassador is rewarding and FUN! As a DOFLJax Ambassador, your role is essential to the event's success.

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, invite your family, friends, and colleagues to dine at your assigned restaurant, talk about the importance of NFAN in the community and encourage customers to participate in the DOFLJax raffle.

DONATE

Every contribution makes a difference. If you want to impact Northeast Florida positively, consider donating to the Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry.

Your gift, no matter how small, can help provide much-needed assistance to Northeast Florida families and individuals in need. Please know that your donation and support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for being so supportive.

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We invite you to join us as community champions, demonstrating our solidarity and commitment to individuals and families in Northeast Florida impacted by HIV. Support a good cause by participating in the Dining Out For Life® Jacksonville event today!

Contact Austin Browning at abrowning@nfanjax.org or (904) 356-1612 ext. 131 to discuss the details. Let's work together to create a fantastic event for a worthy cause!

Giving back has never been easier. Join us and our restaurant partners on Thursday, April 25, 2024, as we Dine Out For Life®, supporting the NFAN Mary H. Lewis Food Pantry.

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We are now accepting restaurant and bar applications to participate in Dining Out For Life Jacksonville 2024 on Thursday, April 25th.

Check back later for updates on participating restaurants/bar.

ATHENIAN OWL

Donating: 25% w/Alcohol

Family Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 6 Years

9551 Baymeadows Rd. #21-23 32256

904-503-3008

Online Ordering Available

COOL MOOSE CAFE

Donating: 25%

Family Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 1st Year

2708 Park St. 32205

904-381-4242

Wed - Sat / Sunday Brunch 8 AM - 2 PM

LOLA'S BURRITO JOINT

Donating: 50%

Partnered Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 12 Years

1522 King St. 32205

904-738-7181

Online Ordering Available

BELLWETHER

Donating: 25% w/Alcohol

Partnered Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 5 Years

117 W. Forsyth St. 32202

904-802-7745

Online Ordering Available 

PARK PLACE LOUNGE

Donating: 25%

Woman Owned

DOFL Bar Partner: 1st Year

931 King St 32204

904-389-6616

Open from Noon - 2 AM

RESTAURANT ORSAY

Donating: 25% w/Alcohol

Partnered Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 15 Years

3630 Park St. 32205

904-381-0909

Online Ordering Available 

BISCOTTIS

Donating: 25%

Woman Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 19 Years

3556 St. John's Ave. 32205

904-387-2060

Online Ordering for Carryout

EUROPEAN ST. SAN MARCO

Donating: 25% w/Alcohol

Family Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 5 Years

1019 Hendricks Ave. 32207

904-306-0100

Online Ordering Available

TULUA BISTRO - SPRINGFIELD

Donating: 25% w/Alcohol

LGBTQ+ Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 1ST YEAR

1703 N. Main Street, 32206

 

CARMINES PIE HOUSE

Donating: 50%

Partnered Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 13 Years

2677 Forbes St. 32204

904-387-1400

Online Ordering Available

HOT DOG JEN

Donating: 50%

Woman Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 2 Years

2703 Park St. 32205

Located right in front of Walgreens

Open from 11 AM - 4 PM

TULUA BISTRO - JAX BEACH

Donating: 25% w/Alcohol

LGBTQ+ Owned

DOFL Restaurant Partner: 4 Years

798 3rd St. S. Jax Beach 32250

904-372-0915

Closed on Wednesdays

Have Questions? We are here to help; please contact:  Austin Browning | 1 (904) 356-1612 ext. 131 | abrowning@nfanjax.org

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