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"Dining Out For Life" on September 20 to benefit Moveable Feast

Posted at 10:17 AM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 08:20:20-04

The bigger the check, the bigger the donation.

On Thursday, September 20, more than 60 restaurants are participating in Moveable Feast's "Dining Out for Life." This is the 25th year for the fundraiser.

Each restaurant will donate anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of their proceeds from that day to Moveable Feast. All diners have to do is eat and pay the check.

Moveable Feast makes and delivers meals to chronically ill people, provides medical transportation and medical nutritional therapy.

They also offer a culinary workforce development program to teach people how to become chefs.

Christian Metzger, the executive director of Moveable Feast, says the partnership with the restaurants is a perfect fit.

"It's not only about feeding people, it's teaching people how to go out and feed people," he said. "And to understand what food and medicine is and how we can create a stronger, healthier community through those practices."

One of the participating restaurants is Johnny's in Roland Park. Tony Foreman, a co-owner, says they've been doing Dining Out for Life since the restaurant opened five years ago. 

He said restaurants are the modern center of communities and it's important to be involved in fundraisers like this.

"You see people that you know, people that you should know, people that you want to know," he said. "There are people that we don't see that we want to make sure we remember are part of our community. So when you're dining out, that should be part of the experience."

All diners have a chance to enter a raffle drawing to win two front row seats to the Fleetwood Mac concert at the Capital One Arena. It includes a VIP meet-and-greet with Mick Fleetwood prior to the show. A $500 gift card for hotel and transportation is included.

To see a full list of participating restaurants, click here.