Downtown Concierge

Inside 43215: Dine In, Carry Out or Cater


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Downtown Columbus

With just five workdays each week, where do you decide to grab noontime eats? You may be familiar with Freshbox for the great catering menu. How can you pass up those yumilicious chocolate-dipped Oreos tucked inside your lunch box next to the red caprese sandwich or Thai chicken wrap? But now you can get the same delicious food, and support a great social cause, at the Freshbox Cafe. Keep reading for a chance to win lunch compliments of Freshbox.

Freshbox Catering launched in 2009 in partnership with Faith Mission Shelter. The group provides a three-tier job-training program that strives to embed life and job skills training in a supportive workplace for those at risk for homelessness and poverty. Once Freshbox associates complete the training program, they're ready to be placed into full-time work with hiring partners in the community.

The program has been so successful that organizers wanted to expand from catering to offer the downtown crowd dine-in options. What's not to like with the goal: Feed Your Appetite. Nourish Your Community.

"Customers said they didn't want to have to wait to have a meeting or an event to be able to enjoy our food," said Lauren Wilson, Freshbox Catering General Manager. "Just like our box meals and platters, cafe sandwiches and salads are all made fresh to order just the way the customer likes."

So, whether you need to plan for a catered event, or you want to grab something quick fresh and delicious for lunch, Freshbox has you covered.

Freshbox Cafe is located in the lower level of the Trinity Episcopal Church at Broad and Third Streets and is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Go to the Downtown Columbus Facebook page and tell us what you like about the downtown food scene to be entered to win lunch at Freshbox.