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Positively Living and local restaurants to host Dining Out for Life,raising funds for HIV services and awareness

June 25, 2024

Positively Living will host Dining Out for Life, a one-day fundraising event that supports both HIV service organizations and local restaurants. The event will be held on Thursday, June 27, coinciding with National HIV Testing Day and Pride Month.

Dining Out For Life supports HIV-service organizations and local restaurants. Photo by Elizabeth Wiseman.

The purpose of Dining Out for Life, a national initiative, is to raise money for organizations that serve people living with or impacted by HIV and boost business for local restaurants. Participating partners have agreed to give a portion of proceeds on Dining Out for Life Day to Positively Living, which provides lifechanging and lifesaving services to more than 6,000 Tennesseans.

“We’re thrilled to bring Dining Out for Life to Knoxville for the first time,” said Steve Jenkins, CEO of Positively Living & Choice Health Network. “Not only does this event raise awareness for HIV, but it also brings customers to local restaurants. The donations from each restaurant will go directly to creating healthy and inclusive communities.”

Supporters can make a difference by visiting establishments at the following locations.


  • Bistro at the Bijou, 807 S. Gay St., 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 50% donation
  • Farmacy, 5018 Kingston Pike, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., $500 donation
  • Sticky Rice, 120 Jack Dance St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., 10% donation


  • South Press, 3615 Chapman Highway, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 25% donation


  • Abridged Burger Truck, 213 E. 5th Ave., 12:30-8:30 p.m., 25% donation
  • Abridged Oak Room, 109 W. Anderson Ave., 4-10 p.m., 50% donation
  • Frothy Monkey, 419 S. Gay St., 5-9 p.m., 25% donation
  • Harvest, 141 S. Gay St., 6:30 p.m., drag show and dinner, $50 per ticket sold donation (TICKETS)
  • Xul, 213 E. 5th Ave., 12-10 p.m., 5-10% donation

Dining Out for Life is presented by Inside of Knoxville, MoxCar Marketing + Communications and WVLT-TV.

About Positively Living & Choice Health Network

Positively Living & Choice Health Network is a 501(c)(3) public health nonprofit serving Tennessee’s most vulnerable populations: more than 6,000 individuals and families struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV, homelessness, mental illness, substance use and LGBTQ+ discrimination. The organization has offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Memphis and Upper Cumberland. For more information, visit