Times is tight, man, and eating out is one of the things that some people consider a luxury. So it gets the ax. Or people commit to eating like Chowhounds, which is not a bad thing. But here’s another not-bad thing: when your restaurant dollars (a) support the community, and (b) support a good cause. Dining Out for Life is happening nationwide on April 30. Check the map for your region—here in the San Francisco Bay Area, a lot of good restaurants have agreed to contribute at least 25 percent of their profits on that day to HIV/AIDS organizations.

The organization that will benefit in the East Bay is called Vital Life Services, and they asked us to point out that they need volunteers who will greet people at the restaurants. Volunteering is the new working, says the New York Times. Get in on the action.

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