Thousands of people in Baltimore are fighting HIV/AIDS, cancer and other critically ill conditions every day. Proper nutrition and sustenance are major defenses against the progression of their diseases. Moveable Feast, a non-profit in the city that serves the greater Baltimore area, embraces the idea that food is medicine. Its staff and volunteers work to provide healthy meals in an effort to reduce opportunistic infections, reduce hospitalizations and decrease dependence on the health care system.
In addition to relying on donations and support from individual and corporate donors, Moveable Fast benefits from various fundraising opportunities. One of those is “Dining Out for Life,” an annual event that invites restaurants to donate a generous percentage of their profits. That money is then distributed to participating local organizations. This year, Moveable Feast was proud to be among them.
So it was that for one evening—September 19— Explorers Restaurant at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore donated 25% of diners’ bills to Moveable Feast via the “Dining Out for Life” event. Nationwide, several thousand restaurants participated, raising several million dollars. Explorers was proud to be part of this nationwide effort, encouraging guests, colleagues and neighbors to dine and make a difference.