celebrating community + collaboration + changemakers

Eat Up Columbus

We are still on cloud nine from Saturday’s Eat Up Columbus event! We are so grateful for all the support we received. We are excited to share that we exceeded our fundraising goal, raising over $300k! This means more funds for programming, more workforce development, and more opportunities to walk alongside survivors and each other in a life of restoration. What a blessing Saturday night was in remembering WHY we do what we do and celebrating one another.

Remember the night of CHANGEMAKERS by purchasing your own shirt here:


Together, we can become changemakers for freedom right here in Central Ohio.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the dress code for the event?
It’s a soirée, so think of a summer cocktail party at your friend’s house. Guests are encouraged to dress in white to resemble the blank canvas survivors are given for a fresh start and life of freedom. Examples of dress for the event are: a white button-down shirt/blouse with white pants/jeans (khaki pants permitted), or a white sundress. Please, no casual shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, or tennis shoes.

What is included in the ticket?
Two types of tickets will be available: 1) mingle tickets, sold individually, and 2) tables, which include eight (8) tickets. 

Mingle Tickets include: admittance to the event; hors d’oeuvres featuring local restaurants; two (2) drink tickets + one (1) signature cocktail per guest; one (1) take home gift; and validation for FREE parking. PLEASE NOTE: reserved seating is not included with the mingle ticket. Ample natural seating on surrounding steps and a limited amount of cap table seating is available.

Tables include: a reserved 8-person table located in the center of the rooftop sanctuary; eight (8) event tickets; hors’ d’oeuvres featuring local restaurants; two (2) drink tickets + one (1) signature cocktail per guest; one (1) take home gift per guest; one (1) Eat Up event T-shirt per guest; name designation on table; name listed within the event program. The sale of tables ends on June 30, 2022.

Is dinner served at the event?
Because restaurants are still in recovery mode from the effects of the pandemic, this year’s event will embrace a soirée theme, instead of a dinner.  Hors d’oeuvres will be circulated to guests in waves, highlighting delicious bites from local restaurants.

Can I bring my own alcohol?
Two drink tickets will be provided for each event attendee. Additional drinks (alcohol or non-alcohol) will be available for purchase onsite. No carry-in food or drink is permitted.

Where do I park?
Free parking is available in the National Veterans Memorial and Museum private lot. You’ll bring your parking ticket with you to the event and receive a validation ticket for FREE parking when you check-in.

May guests tour the museum?
Yes! The museum will be open to event guests from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for tours.

Does the event include an auction component?
Yes! This year’s event will include both a silent AND live auction, with all funds going directly toward our workforce development program + supportive services in empowering survivors! Think you have an item you’d like to gift? Please contact us at eatup@freedomalacart.org.

Is this event rain or shine?
Yes. The National Veterans Memorial & Museum has a secure
indoor location reserved for Eat Up Columbus in case of inclement weather.

Meet This Year's Sponsors

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