250 Plates Date Announced

The Fairfield County Foundation and Destination Downtown Lancaster are pleased to announce that the 250 Plates Community Meal to benefit Fairfield County food pantries and Keller Market House will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Video of the 2022 Lancaster, Ohio 250 Plates Community Meal courtesy of Innerphase Video Productions.

Tickets will go on sale on June 15, 2023 and will be available for purchase through The Fairfield County Foundation.

Sponsorships are available. If you’d like to play a bigger part in this powerful fundraiser, please email Sarah Stoughton for more information.

The event will have a slightly different location this year, moving to Broad St., between Main St. and Bank Alley. Guests will enjoy an inspired menu of locally-sourced food prepared by the chefs of participating downtown restaurants, a cash bar, and live music. This event has raised more than $52,000 for local food pantries and the Keller Market House since it started in 2019.

“We are excited to bring another 250 Plates Community Meal to the Fairfield County community,” said Amy Eyman, Chief Executive Officer of the Fairfield County Foundation. “We’ve decided to make a slight change to our location, primarily to address the challenges we’ve had with the wind in the alley in past years. While the long tables down Bank Alley were unique and picturesque, we hope the move to Broad St. will provide a more comfortable setting for our guests!”

“250 Plates has become a signature event for Downtown Lancaster,” said Amanda Everitt, Executive Director of Destination Downtown Lancaster. “We look forward to bringing the community together again to enjoy delicious locally-sourced and prepared foods, connect with friends and neighbors, and raise funds to support these vital local organizations.”


About the Fairfield County Foundation
The Fairfield County Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that along with its supporters, helps to sustain and enhance the quality of life and economic viability in our community. Its scholarship program helps to sustain opportunities for local youth to achieve their academic goals. The Foundation was formed in 1989 and grants today continue to support the arts, children’s programs, health and wellness projects, community development, academics, and more. For more information about the Foundation, please call (740) 654-8451 or visit The Fairfield County Foundation.

About Destination Downtown Lancaster
Destination Downtown Lancaster is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that focuses on the revitalization of Downtown Lancaster. We believe that revitalization comes through fostering a sense of community, attracting and retaining businesses, and planning for the future. Our mission is to enhance downtown’s business climate while promoting and preserving our historic identity as a center of cultural activity. For more information, visit Destination Downtown Lancaster.

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