TPAN Dining Out For Life

This spring, Dining Out For Life returns to Chicago!

We are thrilled to invite you to take part in the return of this city-wide, annual dining and fundraising experience. Your favorite restaurants are partnering with TPAN to generate much needed funding for programs designed to educate communities and stop the spread of HIV, hepatitis, and related conditions right here, in Chicago. 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Grab your family and friends (classmates, co-workers, yoga instructor, etc.) and make plans to dine out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at a participating restaurant.

Last year, 3,057 restaurants donated a percentage of sales from Dining Out For Life to raise more than $4.2 million for HIV/AIDS services in their community. In exchange for their financial support, restaurants are listed in a city wide marketing campaign in an effort to increase customer traffic.

The return of Dining Out For Life brings 55 incredible restaurants for guests to choose from! Take a look at the list that range in location from Evanston, IL to Magnificent Mile, to Albany Park.

View Our 2018 Participating Restaurants


Dining Out For Life depends on the support of volunteers and community leaders. Consider supporting the 2018 event by becoming a Host.

What is a Host?

As a Host, you'll be positioned at one of our Participating Restaurants and you'll have one exciting mission:

Reserve. Confirm. Dine

You'll work with Dining Out For Life coordinators and the appropriate restaurant reservation process (phone call, Open Table, etc.) to find the best time for you to Host your dining experience. You'll invite your friends, family, and colleagues to dine with you and as the date gets closer, confirm your party's attendance. The night of Dining Out For Life, have a memorable dining experience and thank your guests for supporting this event by dining out. It's Hosting a dinner party with a mission! 

We'll provide you with tips and pointers to make your hosted dinner a successful event.


Another way to support Dining Out For Life is by volunteering at an Ambassador. 

What is an Ambassador?

As an Ambassador, you'll be a voice and presence at one our Participating Restaurants and you'll have the responsibility of:

  • Help fill your assigned restaurant by inviting friends, family, and colleagues to dine,
  • Sharing the Dining Out For Life event information with your social media circles
  • Thanking diners for supporting Dining Out For Life,
  • Explaining how their support impacts the people TPAN serves.

Ambassadors will take part in a one-day training to learn tips and additional information that will insure you have a successful and fun experience. 


Get Involved

Own or know of a bar, restaurant, or business that wants to make a difference for Chicago HIV/AIDS community?

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Dining Out For Life depends on the support of countless volunteers—restaurant hosts, TPAN ambassadors, community leaders.

Sign up to volunteer

Dining Out For Life is made possible by the generous support of:
TPAN Subaru of America