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Dining Out for Life fundraiser benefits Moveable Feast in Baltimore

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 14:06:45-04

The kitchen never slows down at Moveable Feast and it can never stop because so many people rely on the meals they make every day.

"We produce and deliver medically-tailored food to people who are suffering from HIV, cancer and other life threatening illnesses in 14 counties and around Baltimore City," said Christian Metzger, executive director of Moveable Feast.

They make about 800,000 meals a year and their clients don't pay a dime.

"Its really important for them during their fight and during their treatments to have the proper nutrition, so the treatments are working better the medications are working better," said Metzger.

Moveable Feast relies on donations to cover its costs. On Thursday Sept. 14, it is holding one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, "Dining Out for Life." More than 60 restaurants will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Moveable Feast.

One of the new restaurants on the list this year is Gnocco, a Mediterranean-Spanish inspired tapas restaurant.

"We love to be part of the community and we're just doing our part to help them out as much as we can," said Brian Lavin, executive chef at Gnocco.

Most of the participating restaurants will be donating proceeds from their dinner service but there a few who will be donating all day long. Click here to see the list of restaurants taking part in "Dining Out for Life."