21th Annual Community Harvest

Eat Well. Do Good. Join us for lunch or dinner any day in September and the Columbia will donate 5% of your check to a charity chosen by you during our 21st annual Community Harvest. It costs guests nothing, Columbia donates out of the existing check.

The Community Harvest takes place in all of the Columbia locations including Ybor City in the historic district of Tampa, St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, St. Augustine’s historic district, 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 in Airside E.

All Columbia locations are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Participating Non-Profit Groups:


  • A Kid’s Place
  • Alpha House
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • Easter Seals
  • Florida Wildlife Corridor
  • Hope Children’s Home
  • Humane Society Of Tampa Bay
  • LifePath Hospice
  • Mary Lee’s House
  • Meals On Wheels Of Tampa
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Shriners Hospitals For Children
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • St. Francis Society Animal Rescue
  • Tampa Lighthouse For The Blind
  • Villa Madonna Catholic School
  • YMCA


  • All Faiths Food Bank
  • ARC - Animal Rescue Coalition
  • Boys & Girls Clubs Of Sarasota County
  • Cat Depot
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
  • Florida Wildlife Corridor
  • Hungers End
  • Meals On Wheels PLUS Of Manatee
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Save Our Seabirds
  • Southeastern Guide Dogs
  • St. Jude Church/Hispanic-American Center
  • Suncoast Charities For Children
  • Tidewell Hospice


  • 2 Hearts Adoption Ministry
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Betty Griffin House
  • Boy Scouts Of America
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • Community Hospice Of Northeast Florida
  • Dreams Come True
  • Florida School For The Deaf & The Blind
  • Friends Of The Library – Main Library
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • St. Augustine Humane Society
  • St. Johns County Council On Aging
  • Salvation Army
  • Take Stock In Children


  • Alpha House
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Of Tampa Bay
  • CASA
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • Florida Wildlife Corridor
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • SPCA Tampa Bay
  • Suncoast Hospice
  • Wheelchairs 4 Kids


  • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • Community Hope Center
  • Give Kids The World
  • Impower
  • Kids House
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Pet Alliance Of Greater Orlando
  • Shriners Hospitals For Children

Run hard (or not).

Eat, drink and do good.

Join us for the coolest race (and best post-race party) on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. in Ybor City’s Centennial Park

Registration is $25 per person until midnight on Oct. 26, then $30. Click here to register.

Runners and walkers as well as sippers and eaters welcome, but register early. This event always sells out.

This year 100% of every dollar donated and raised will fund the brachytherapy suite being built at Moffitt Cancer Center. Brachytherapy treats prostate, cervical, breast and sarcoma cancers. This new suite will effectively double the number of patients that can be treated.

Last year 2,000 participants stepped up and stepped out for this annual timed 5K on the streets of Ybor City.

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Contact Arlynn Haarer: AHaarer@ColumbiaRestaurant.com

After the race in Centennial Park enjoy:

  • Columbia Arroz con Pollo “Valenciana” (Chicken and Yellow Rice), Black Beans & Rice, Cuban Bread and the Columbia’s Original "1905" Salad®
  • Ulele Spring Brewery Beer
  • Goody Goody™ Pie
  • Moe's Southwest Grill Tacos
  • Michelob Ultra Beer provided by Pepin Distributing

(Thanks to your help, last year we raised $100,000 for the University of South Florida’s Latino Scholarship Program. That was added to a previously announced personal matching check for $100,000 from Richard and Melanie Gonzmart. 100% of every dollar donated and raised benefitted the Richard and Melanie Gonzmart Endowed Latino Scholarship at USF, which gives academically gifted but financially challenged students a chance for a college education. This year Richard and Melanie will fund 10 new four-year student scholarships, in addition to the eight scholarships already in place.)

“Richard’s Run for Life” 5K Race is part of the Gonzmart Family Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.