Dining Out for Life Oakland supporting Project Open Hand
Dining Out for Life Oakland

Thank you to our Sponsors

​Dining Out For Life Oakland is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors and restaurants. The concept is simple: restaurants donate a generous percent of their sales to a local HIV service organization, and the local HIV service organization fills participating restaurants with diners.

Last year, we asked Oakland restaurants to support Project Open Hand by donating a portion of their proceeds to our agency. This year, we recognize that COVID-19 has hit the restaurant and bar industry hard, leading many to reduce their operations or close their doors altogether. Because of this, we are not asking for donations from participating restaurants. We want to lend them a hand during this difficult time by encouraging diners to order from their menus and support their business.

Project Open Hand has called Oakland “home” since the day of the Loma Prieta Earquake in 1989. Back then, we fed the Oakland community alongside our own HIV/AIDS clients in the wake of a natural disaster. In 2020, we want to extend our support to the community during an international pandemic. We ask that you help us accomplish this by Dining IN with us on September 24.

How to participate:

1. Purchase takeout or a gift card from one of our restaurant partners (http://www.dofloak.org) and enjoy your meal solo, with your family, or as part of a socially-distant dinner party.

2. Visit http://p2p.onecause.com/dofloak to make a donation to Project Open Hand and help us provide life-saving meals to those living with HIV/AIDS.

* Post a photo of your meal to your social media accounts from September 1 through September 24 to be entered into a gift bag drawing. Make sure to tag the restaurant partner you ordered from alongside @ProjectOpenHand and #DOFLOaklandContest. Then tune in to Project Open Hand’s Facebook or Instagram account for a live drawing of the winners on September 25.

We appreciate all donations made towards our campaign, and the countless volunteers who are serving as ambassadors. We invite you to Dine IN with us at one of our participating restaurants below:

  • A Cote

  • Agave Uptown
  • Bird & Buffalo
  • Downtown Wine Merchants

  • Elephant Sushi

  • Mockingbird
  • Montclair Egg Shop
  • Parlour Oakland
  • Perle Wine Bar
  • Seawolf Public House
  • Sidebar
  • Soi4 Bangkok Eatery

  • The Terrace Room