frequently asked questions


What time does it start/end?

Check in and activities begin at 5:30pm for all ticketholders.  The event will conclude promptly at 9:00pm.

What do I wear?

Business casual or cocktail attire is appropriate.

How do I get there?

The event is located at the Gateway Center (1 Gateway Drive, in Collinsville, IL).  Please use the ballroom parking lot and entrance.

Do I need a paper ticket to get in?

No paper tickets are necessary, as we use an electronic registration system to check in guests by name.  If you have purchased tickets for multiple people, please contact to let us know the names of the guests that will be joining you.


How do I pay if I win a silent auction item or want to make a donation?

Credit card is the preferred method of payment, but cash or check will also be accepted at the event.


Can tickets be purchased at the door?



I saw that there will be beer, wine and liquor tastings.  Does this mean you must be 21 to attend?

Yes, all guests must be at least 21 years of age.


How do I see what items will be included in the silent auction?

Check out the auction page of our website a little closer to the event for a link to view all of the packages.


I have a friend that wants to support the event, but can't make it that night.  What can he/she do?

General donations can be made by calling 618.288.2390 and referencing Farm to Table Metro East.


Will I get a receipt for my tax records?

An email confirmation of donation may be used as a receipt for online donations.  Paper copies will be provided at check-out for guests that win auction items or make a donation at the event.


How will my donation be used?

Farm to Table donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society by funding research, providing public education about prevention and early detection, advocating for cancer policies and federal, state and local legislation, and providing patient services such as rides to treatment, free lodging, emotional support and much more.


I purchased tickets, but cannot attend anymore.  Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, all sales are final.