Sunday, April 2, 2017

Still Life with Robin: Feed Yourself and Send a Meal to Others

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by Peggy Robin

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 6. That’s the annual Dine Out for Food & Friends event – the easiest and most delicious way to help people out each year. What makes it so easy? You don’t have to do anything you wouldn’t ordinarily do, and you still help a great cause. Just enjoy a meal out at one of dozens of great local restaurants, and know that at the same time you are bringing good food and companionship to local AIDS patients and others with serious illnesses. You don’t have to run a marathon, or walk for miles, or wear pink, or do anything other than enjoy a restaurant meal -- quite likely something you’d do without a special reason. If you ever eat out, Thursday’s the day for it, because when you eat, others will be eating through Food & Friends delivery – and you’re not paying anything extra for your food.

I plug this event every year, but this year it seems more important than ever to support meal programs like this one. This year, as the prospect looms of losing federal funding for Meals on Wheels, you have the chance to show you will stand (or sit) for keeping food on the table for people who need it.

Food & Friends has a proven track record, with volunteers – many of them students – who show up with meals and a smile. 

Use Open Table to make reservations:
You can filter the choices by neighborhood, cuisine, or percentage donated to Foods & Friends. There are more than 70 participating local restaurants.

Not in DC on April 6? There are Dine Out for Life programs in 60 cities across the US. The nationwide website is here:

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays….or sometimes on Sundays.


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