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On Thursday, Dec.5, Food for Thought holds its 13th annual fundraising effort, Dining Out for Life. The fundraiser is a way for Sonoma County citizens to support the Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank, which provides for people affected by HIV/AIDS—and it's as easy as dining out at a local restaurant.

Food for Thought currently provides food and nutritional supplements for more than 675 men, women and dependent children of parents with HIV/AIDS. More than one-third of these clients receive delivery service because they are homebound. Thanks to thousands of diners at last year's Dining Out for Life, Food for Thought raised more than $125,000 to help these very people in need.

A total of 85 restaurants will participate in this year's fundraiser. Most of the restaurants will donate 25 percent of profits, but some are pledging to donate 50 percent of profits, including Agriculture Bar and Kitchen at Dawn Ranch Lodge, Corks at Russian River Vineyards, Forchetta Bastoni, Formosa, JoJo Restaurant and Sushi Bar, K&L Bistro, Tiny Town Cafe and Pastry, Sunshine Coffee Roasters and Trio Restaurant. For a full list of participating eateries, see


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