Hungry to give back? Eat at any Columbia Restaurant during the month of September and 5 percent of your check will go to the charitable organization of your choice, including Moffitt Cancer Center.
The 19th Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest takes place at all the restaurant locations, including Ybor City, St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, St. Augustine, Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Town of Celebration, the Columbia Café at the Tampa Bay History Center and the Café at Tampa International Airport. All the locations are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
“We started this program in 1998 as a way to help many of the worthy non-profit groups that are so important to our communities,” said fourth generation family member and president Richard Gonzmart on the Columbia Restaurant website. “We thought the best way to do this was by letting our customers get involved in selecting the organizations. The process is simple. They just put a check mark next to one of the charitable organizations listed on a form we provide. They turn it in to their server. We do the rest, and donate 5 percent to the charity."
For more information, visit www.ColumbiaRestaurant.com.