Columbia Restaurants Support JDRF through Annual Community Harvest Program

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JDRF Northern Florida is honored to have been selected as a chosen charity by Columbia Restaurants for their 24th Annual Community Harvest!

Through its month-long 24th annual Community Harvest program, the Columbia will donate 5 percent of all diners’ checks to JDRF Northern Florida when  selected by the guests throughout the month of September!

Over the last 23 years, the Columbia Restaurant’s Community Harvest has donated more than $2.6 million to non-profit organizations throughout Florida.  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.

“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.  Gonzmart said the process is simple: Choose a charity from a ballot that’s provided with the check. The restaurant calculates the 5 percent and provides the charity with gift certificates that can be used for up to 12 months. There’s no additional cost to the guest.

Support JDRF by dining at any Columbia Restaurant during the month of September and selecting JDRF as your chosen charity!

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