Good food is even better when it’s for a great cause. On Thursday, April 18, you can eat at one of 150 Philly restaurants that are donating 33% of your bill to help those suffering from HIV.

The money will go directly to local charities, including Action Wellness, AIDS Delaware, and the Camden Area Health Education Center. These service organizations provide medical care, housing, life-saving medications, and education to those in the community battling the virus.

Dining Out For Life was started in Philadelphia in 1991 by Action Wellness, a foundation created in 1984 by a small group committed to provide care to those with HIV. Since then, Dining Out for Life has become one of their most successful fundraising endeavors. The event has now expanded to more than 60 cities. Last year, over 3,000 restaurants nationally participated and raised $4.1 million. 

Many Philly favorites are participating in the fundraiser, including Barbuzzo, Audrey Claire, and Parc. Even on-campus eateries are taking part, such as Pod and Schmear It

If you can’t make it to dine on April 18, you can still donate by texting DINE to 50155.

Plus, anyone who makes a donation of at least $25 to Dining Out For Life will receive a "20% off Tuesdays" card, which can be used at participating restaurants to get 20% off your bill on any Tuesdays through the entire year. 

Take this opportunity to try some of the best restaurants in the city while truly making a difference in the local community.