COLORADO SPRINGS — For the first time in nearly 30 years, "Dining Out For Life" is expanding to Colorado Springs to help even more Coloradans.
Denver-based non-profit Project Angel Heart is holding its 28th annual "Dining Out for Life" Thursday to help raise funds for people living with cancer, HIV/AIDs, and other severe illnesses.
The organization improves the health and well-being of people with severe illness by preparing and delivering medically tailored meals. The meals are created by professional chefs and a registered dietitian and are tailored to meet clients’ individual and medical dietary needs in an effort to alleviate hunger and complement their disease management and treatments.
"We just think they are a great organization because of what they do. The fact that they can put out 600,000 meals across the state to people who have serious illness," said Richard Warner, Owner of Bingo Burger.
Bingo Burger is one of eight Colorado Springs restaurants participating in Dining Out For Life. Dine at one of the 160+ participating restaurants in the Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs area for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, or dinner. 25 percent of your check will be donated to Project Angel Heart.
Since expanding further South to Pueblo, the organization has seen an 11 percent increase in need.
"When we expanded to Pueblo, we had no idea the kind of demand that we'd see, but since the early February we've served 8,000 meals on top of the our Colorado Springs work which is one million annually," said Owen Ryan, CEO and President of Project Angel Heart.
Ryan hopes the events brings the community together.
"The last two years have been hard on restaurants and Project Angel Heart. It is a way to show your support," said Ryan.
"We are just so happy that we can do something to help this cause," said Warner.
For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit this website.
COLORADO SPRINGS LOCATIONS
- 3.14 Pi Bar
- 503W Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta
- Colorado Springs Bingo Burger - Colorado Springs & Pueblo locations
- The Carter Payne
- La Burla Bee
- Paravicini’s Italian Bistro
- Ristorante Di Sopra