‘Dining Out For Life’ program is Thursday

DENVER — If you’ve had enough of cooking this week, here’s a great reason to dine out Thursday. Hundreds of Denver- and Boulder-area restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to Project Angel Heart as part of the “Dining Out For Life” program.

“Dining Out for Life” will continue through Thursday night. The project helps helps kids and adults living with HIV, AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses by providing nutritious meals.

Racines has participated in the program since the beginning in 1991. Racines donated a pan of lasagna and salad to those in need. Today more than 300 restaurants are participating in “Dining Out For Life” with 25 percent of sales going to Project Angel Heart.

“We feed people and we enjoy it, and to feed people in need is very gratifying,” said Lee Goodfriend of Racines. “It’s very simple. All you have to do is eat.”

Project Angel Heart delivers more than 400,000 meals each year to those who can’t provide their own food.

Organizers say serious illness can drain a person’s energy and also leave them without finances to take care of themselves.

Donating can make a world of difference to them.

The full list of the restaurants participating in the program can be found by clicking the link.