The Symphonic Body/Food
Support artistic efforts to end hunger in our community

A growing number of Ohio State students and local residents suffer from food insecurity. The Wexner Center for the Arts has commissioned artists’ projects that raise awareness and offer solutions for this urgent issue. Fallen Fruit, created by two L.A.-based artists, involved the creation of fruit parks in two diverse, mixed-income communities: Weinland Park and the South Side of Columbus. These parks provide community gathering spaces and free fruit for the picking. The second project is Symphonic Body: Food, a project and performance by L.A.-based choreographer Ann Carlson, whose three-month artist residency in Columbus is allowing her to explore such topics as equity, food ecosystems, how we nourish ourselves, and issues of power and trust as they relate to food.


With your help, the Wexner Center for the Arts can continue to offer programs like Fallen Fruit and Symphonic Body: Food that raise awareness of food accessibility for students and the greater community. These projects also forge new relationships and connections across neighborhoods, and among the organizations working on these timely issues, further advancing dialogue and fostering creative solutions. Your gift will make Symphonic Body: Food possible. All community performers in the show will be compensated and the program will include a community meal as well. 


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Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
Top Causes: By Gifts
Which area has the most gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Community 209
2 Ensure Student Success 202
3 Animals 194
4 Environment 125
5 Food Insecurity 119
6 Arts 113
7 Global Initiatives 30
Top Causes: By Dollars
Which area has raised the most money so far?
Rank Department Raised
1 Ensure Student Success $89,503.11
2 Community $17,240.00
3 Animals $10,186.00
4 Arts $7,624.00
5 Environment $7,122.00
6 Food Insecurity $4,996.00
7 Global Initiatives $1,597.50
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