Join Us! April 29, 2021



Dining Out For Life Reimagined

Dining Out For Life (DOFL) is an annual fundraising event involving the generous participation of volunteers, corporate sponsors, diners, and restaurants.

Historically, we receive a minimum of 25% of a diner’s bill in support of our programs and services at LGBT Life Center. DOFL 2021 will be dedicated to supporting our restaurant industry and we’ll be promoting past participating restaurants at no cost to you – waiving all donations for any restaurant that has participated in Dining Out For Life since we began 18 years ago.


Click here for a list of 2021 participating restaurants >>


Newly Participating Restaurants

Additionally, in an effort to support restaurants new to the Coastal Virginia food scene, restaurants that have never participated may join our DOFL family for a $250 flat fee.

Looking to Volunteer?

We are looking for volunteers who can help with the outreach and logistics leading up to the event. This could be in-person, virtual, or both, depending on your preference.

Please click here to read more about our volunteer opportunities >>

Donate to our mission

Click here to donate to LGBT Life Center in support of ending HIV in our community!

Participating is as easy as...


Make plans to dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or any meal in-between.


Invite everyone you know to do the same! Reservations are highly encouraged.


Spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—everywhere!

Make your meals matter

Hey restauranteurs!

Join other participating restaurants as they open their doors and donate a portion of their sales to the cause.

We’re committed to promoting and marketing this event throughout the region. A wide variety of print collateral (table tents, check inserts, posters, and cocktail napkins) will be distributed to your restaurant and throughout Coastal Virginia. In addition, we’ll share a social media kit to give you ideas on how to promote the event to your customers. Plus, you’ll gain exposure via our website, a comprehensive media campaign (print, radio, and TV), and promotional emails to our 7,000+ subscribers.

Scroll down to the form below to sign up your restaurant.

Follow us on Facebook to see updates as new and returning restaurants sign up to participate!

Sign your restaurant up today!

Click here to see the 2021 restaurant activation packet >>

LGBT Life Center's board will grant 10 Black-owned businesses scholarships to participate in this year's DOFL - covering the full registration fee.
Please type your restaurant name exactly as you'd like it to appear in print.
Who will our primary contact for the event be? This is typically the restaurant owner or manager.
Must match the name on your business's checking account.
Check all that apply
If you have participated in DOFL any time over the last 18 years, please select "Returning participant"
Please check all that apply
Please check all that apply
Printing your name in this box will act as your electronic signature for this agreement.