SEVERNA PARK, Md. — Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park is known for a few things, including homemade pasta and its commitment to the community.
"We like to work with organizations that we know are making a difference, and we know that's the case with Moveable Feast," said Kosmas "Tommie" Koukoulis, the owner of the restaurant.
Cafe Mezzanotte is one of more than 60 restaurants participating in the fundraiser Dining Out for Life, which benefits Moveable Feast in Baltimore.
"(We) serve medically-tailored food that's home delivered to people who are going through treatment for HIV, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses," said Christian Metzger, the executive director of Moveable Feast.
The non-profit also offers medical-nutrition therapy to help their clients make healthy decisions. They serve more than 700,000 meals a year and serve 14 counties plus Baltimore City.
The restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life will donate a portion of the proceeds from their lunch or dinner service. All you have to do is pick a restaurant and enjoy a meal.
"One of the ways that I think us, as restaurants, can really be a part of progress is by not just fundraising with great events like this with Moveable Feast but also raising awareness about Moveable Feast, who they are, what they do," said Koukoulis. "Hopefully we can make a couple connections, find some supporters that will get involved with them beyond Dining Out for Life."
The main fundraising event is on Thursday September 19. Two restaurants, Cosima and Gertrude's in Baltimore, will be donating proceeds from their dinner service on Thursday September 5.
For a list of participating restaurants, click here.