Mark your calendars and make your reservations now for Thursday, September 15th’s Dining Out For Life (DOFL), to benefit Moveable Feast. So far 47 restaurants and eateries have committed to partnering with Moveable Feast to support the event, now in its 23rd year and with thousands participating.

Here’s how it worked: Diners can visit any of the partnering restaurants or eateries throughout the area, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on September 15th, and at least 25 percent of the cost of their meal will be donated to Moveable Feast.

This year, among Baltimore eateries, the Brewer’s Art (1106 North Charles Street in Baltimore) will contribute 35 percent. The Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Road) and Gertrude’s (10 Art Museum Drive) will contribute 50 percent. Two incredibly generous restaurants will even donate 100 percent of the cost of all meals: Pascal’s Chop House (22 South Harrison Street in Easton) and the Shake Shack (400 East Pratt Street, in downtown Baltimore). A complete listing of participating restaurants can be found at Diningoutforlife.com/baltimore/restaurants.

There’s still time for restaurants and eateries to sign up (see the “sign up your restaurant” tab on the Diningoutforlife.com. “As restaurant owners, hospitality is our business and mission,” said John Shields, “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer” at Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art, when asked why his colleagues in the restaurant business should support DOFL. “Hospitality means taking care of the guest, which is something Moveable Feast does oh-so-well day after day, year after year. From the business side of things, it’s a smart move as well. Moveable Feast knows their stuff when it comes to marketing. They get the word out and drive traffic to partner restaurants in a big way. And the word of mouth, and good will garnered by being aligned with this event is priceless. We are delighted with our mutually beneficial relationship.”

Moveable Feast is the sole provider of meals for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses, delivering to Baltimore City, the five surrounding counties, and all nine counties on the Eastern Shore. In 2015, they delivered 847,680 nourishing meals to 5,721 clients, at no cost to the client. Their vision is to feed people, fight disease, and foster hope. The nutritious meals they provide to their clients help them fight the serious illnesses that they are confronting. The personal care Moveable Feast provides fosters hope in their lives and lets them know that they are not alone in their struggles.

Last year, 56 restaurants participated to raise over $75,000 for Moveable Feast programs and services. This year, the goal is to raise $85,000.

For more information about Dining Out for Life, visit Diningoutforlife.com/baltimore or call 410-327-3420 x52. To learn more about Moveable Feast, visit Mfeast.org.