World AIDS Day

Food that will benefit the cause, today

By Kaitlyn Evans December 1, 2009

If you missed the AIDS Day Walk through downtown this morning, it’s not too late to contribute. There’s an extensive list of events occurring all over Portland in honor of World Aids Day, and a handful of them involve food.

West Café will be offering $9.50 (every 9.5 minutes, someone in the US is infected with HIV) lunch and dinner dishes from 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM.

Drop by the Great Hall in Portland Community College’s southeast location on Wednesday, and pick up a slice of pie to benefit AmfAR (American foundation for Aids Research).

Enjoy a gooey baked good (or a dozen!) from 7-10 PM this evening and help bring back Camp AmeriKids, a camp for kids who have been infected and affected by the HIV/AIDS virus.

Even if you don’t like to drink Starbucks coffee, give in on this one occasion. Today, every Starbucks in the US and Canada are donating 5 cents of every drink purchase to the Global Fund to help AIDS prevention efforts in Africa.

Join the Dinner at My House for Our House series this Wednesday at Portland’s own White House. Chef Lanning Blanks will serve up an array of bubbly, appetizers, entrees and desserts as live music from the Hollytones gets you in the giving – and partying – spirit. All proceeds benefit Our House, an organization dedicated to helping and enhancing the lives of people with HIV/AIDS.

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