On Thursday, April 27th, the Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) will again host our annual Dining Out For Life event. Partnering with the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR), Dining Out For Life encourages residents of Asheville and Western North Carolina to eat out at the Participating Restaurants. This celebration both supports the local restaurants which host the events and raises money for WNCAP’s life-saving services.

When you dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert this April 27th at any of the Participating Restaurants, let them know you’re Dining Out For Life! Patrons will be given the opportunity to support HIV prevention and care. You can donate online or simply scan a QR code on printed postcards at tables or in go bags.

Now in its 21st year, Dining Out for Life has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We are once again immensely grateful to our Presenting Sponsor—Prestige Subaru of Asheville.

The money raised by WNCAP’s annual Dining Out for Life is more critical than ever. Your donations provide care, rental assistance, and education in our fight against HIV/AIDS. Dine Out. End HIV.

For more than twenty years, our very generous restaurant community has come together on one spectacular day to participate in Dining Out For Life, Asheville’s original and most beloved dining out fundraiser supporting WNC’s oldest HIV/AIDS service agency. This year, Dining Out For Life will take place on Thursday, April 27. On this day, through a combination of vigorous print and digital promotion, as well as thousands of direct mail invitations, radio and press coverage, WNCAP drives customers to participating restaurants to raise money for WNCAP’s life-saving services.

The loyal commitment of Dining Out For Life participating restaurants enables WNCAP to continue providing free testing, referral to care, and life-saving case management for individuals affected by HIV in our community. Together we can fight HIV-related stigma, educate our community about prevention and harm reduction, and build a healthier WNC for all. 

2023 Dining Out For Life Participating Restaurants
(More restaurants to come. List updated daily.)


Want to have fun and give back to your community? Volunteer to be an Ambassador for Dining Out For Life!  Ambassadors fill their favorite restaurant with friends, family, and co-workers and encourage them to donate to WNCAP. Volunteers are really the key to Dining Out For Life's success. Click the link below to sign up.

Our vigorous online and print promotion of the event will reach tens of thousands in our community, showcasing our corporate partners and promoting local philanthropic businesses who care about a WNC free of HIV-related illness and drug overdose deaths. This year, we are calling on the entire community to "dine out for life" in support of harm reduction, HIV prevention and care.  Join our growing list of business partners by sponsoring this year’s Dining Out For Life fundraiser. 

Benefits of sponsorship include: 
 + Logo placement in all event-related social media advertising 
 + Logo and link to business on WNCAP Dining Out For Life webpage along with restaurant list
 + Logo on THOUSANDS of direct mail invitations 
 + Logo on THOUSANDS of printed informational cards for distribution to diners
 + Business promotion in WNCAP e-newsletter, mailed to 5,000 + subscribers
 + And more...