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celebrating community + collaboration + changemakers

Eat Up Columbus

JULY 27, 2024 | 6:30 pm
Columbus Museum of Art

 

Please join us to celebrate community partnership and collaboration, while also supporting Freedom a la Cart’s
vital mission of empowering survivors of human trafficking towards self-sufficiency.

This uplifting evening will feature survivor stories, art and literary pieces, live local music, and delicious cuisine. The event will include both silent and live auctions, with all funds raised directly contributing to Freedom’s workforce development program and supportive services for survivors. The night is dedicated to honoring the remarkable thrivers served by Freedom a la Cart, while also highlighting the collaborative support within our community.

This year, Eat Up guests are encouraged to wear blue to represent solidarity with human trafficking survivors and thrivers. Blue is internationally recognized as the universal color for human trafficking prevention.

Join us as we come together to work toward positive change in our community.

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

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interested in being a volunteer?

Interested in volunteering at this year’s Eat Up Columbus? We have a variety of different positions to fit your interests and skill sets.  Volunteers will be needed to collect donation items leading up to the event as part of the Giving Committee, as well as for day-of-event assistance with set up, tear down, registration/greeting, and auction monitoring. Fill out the form below and we will connect with you further and share pertinent details as they become available!

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. This year, Eat Up guests are encouraged to wear blue to represent solidarity with human trafficking survivors and thrivers. Blue is internationally recognized as the universal color for human trafficking prevention.  Examples of dress for the event are: a blue button-down shirt/blouse, blue pants/jeans (khaki pants permitted), or a blue sundress. Please, no casual shorts, t-shirts, baseball caps, or tennis shoes.

Where do I find my tickets after purchase?
No physical tickets are needed! You will have the opportunity to check in upon arrival. Want to skip the line at the event and pre-enter your information today? Click here to create an account or log into your OneCause account (associated with your phone number/email if you have attended previous events or purchased tickets with this email). Enter in your contact and credit card information in order to enter the FAST lane at the event! Reach out to us at eatup@freedomalacart.org if you have any questions regarding pre-registration.

What is included in the ticket?

Three types of tickets are available: 1) Mingle Tickets, 2) Seated Tickets, and 3) Tables, which include eight (8) tickets with reserved seating. 

Mingle Tickets: include admittance to the event; hors d’oeuvres and dessert featuring local restaurants; one (1) signature welcome cocktail + two (2) drink tickets; take-home gift; and free parking. PLEASE NOTE: reserved seating is not included with the Mingle Ticket. A limited number of unreserved cab table seating will be available.

Seated Tickets: include admittance to the event; a reserved seat at a table; hors d’oeuvres and dessert featuring local restaurants; one (1) signature welcome cocktail + two (2) drink tickets; take-home gift; and free parking. PLEASE NOTE: There is guaranteed reserved seating with this ticket. You will have the option to select a table preference at check out please select a preset “Reserved Seating Table” option. Alternatively, a table will be assigned to you.

Tables: include a reserved 8-person table; admittance to the event for eight (8); hors’ d’oeuvres and dessert featuring local restaurants; one (1) signature welcome cocktail + two (2) drink tickets per attendee; take-home gift for each attendee; name designation on table; name listed within the event program; and free parking for each attendee.

Is dinner served at the event?
This year’s event will once again embrace a soirée theme, instead of a dinner party. 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 Columbus Museum of Art private lot.

May guests tour the museum?
Yes! The museum will be open to event guests.

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 to empower survivors! Have a business service or item you’d like to gift for the auction? Please contact us at eatup@freedomalacart.org.

Is this event rain or shine?
Yes. The Columbus Museum of Art has both indoor and outdoor space reserved for Eat Up Columbus.

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