DINEAID is a charitable initiative started over nine years ago by a small group of caring New Zealand restaurateurs to give a helping hand to New Zealanders in need.
Since DINEAID was launched, restaurants and cafes have raised and distributed more than $630,000.
Each year, during November and December DINEAID raises money through participating restaurants across New Zealand by either:
- Adding a voluntary donation of just $2 per table to the customer’s restaurant bill, or
- Creating a “DINEAID special” on the menu, with $2 from every dish purchased going to DINEAID
DINEAID cafe was successfully launched in 2012 with coin collection boxes in cafes throughout New Zealand. DINEAID coin boxes are placed at the cash desk for bill payers to drop in a few coins when paying their bill.
Thanks to participating cafes, restaurants and the generosity of our sponsors, 100% of all the money raised is redistributed within New Zealand to help Food Banks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch/South Island regions. The Restaurant Association supports the DINEAID initiative and encourages members to get behind this initiative.