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Eat Well, Do Good with 23rd Annual Columbia Community Harvest

By August 16, 2020Fundraising Events

Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay just by dining at any Columbia Restaurant in September.

Through its month-long 23rd annual Community Harvest program, the Columbia donates 5 percent of all diners’ checks to charities selected by the guests.

Over the last 22 years, the Columbia Restaurant’s Community Harvest has donated more than $2.6 million to non-profit organizations throughout Florida, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. Community Harvest involves each of the Columbia locations, including Ybor City in the historic district of Tampa, St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, St. Augustine, Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Central Florida’s town of Celebration, the Columbia Cafe on the Riverwalk in downtown Tampa at the Tampa Bay History Center and the Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport.

All Columbia locations are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For more information, see www.ColumbiaRestaurant.com

“We started this program as a way to help many of the worthy non-profit groups that are so important to our communities,” said 4th generation family member and president Richard Gonzmart. “With the devastating effect of the coronavirus on the economy and overall decline in charitable donations, it’s even more important this year.”

The process is simple: Choose Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay on the ballot that’s provided with the check. The restaurant calculates the 5 percent and provides Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay with gift certificates that can be used for up to 12 months. There’s no additional cost to the guest!


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