Columbia Restaurant 2021 Community Harvest Program to Benefit COA!

Support Council on Aging just by dining at any Columbia Restaurant in September!

Through its month-long 24th annual Community Harvest program, the Columbia Restaurant donates 5 percent of all diners’ checks to charities selected by the guests. 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. 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.

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.

The St. Augustine Columbia Restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner and is located at 98 St. George St., St. Augustine. To make a reservation, call 904-824-3341.