20th Annual Community Harvest

September 1st-30th

Eat Well. Do Good. Join us for lunch or dinner any day in September and Columbia will donate 5% of your check to a charity chosen by you during our 20th Annual Community Harvest. It costs guests nothing, and 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
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • Children’s Home Network
  • Faces Of Courage
  • Florida Wildlife Corridor
  • Humane Society Of Tampa Bay
  • Lifepath Hospice
  • Mary Lee’s House
  • Meals On Wheels Of Tampa
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Ryan Nece Foundation
  • Shriners Hospitals For Children
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation
  • St. Francis Society Animal Rescue
  • United Way Suncoast
  • 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
  • Meals On Wheels PLUS Of Manatee
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Save Our Searbirds
  • Southeastern Guide Dogs
  • St. Jude Church/Hispanic-American Center
  • Suncoast Charities For Children
  • The Humane Society Of Sarasota County
  • 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
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • 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 Home Network
  • Children’s Dream Fund
  • Florida Wildlife Corridor
  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • SPCA Tampa Bay
  • Suncoast Hospice


  • 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
  • Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Pet Alliance Of Greater Orlando
  • Shriners Hospitals For Children

16th Annual ‘Richard’s Run for Life’ 5K

Come run, walk or simply enjoy the food and beverages while helping to fund scholarships at the University of South Florida.

Friday, November 3rd | 7 p.m. | Ybor City’s Centennial Park.

Register at: www.RichardsRunForLife.org
Register early, as there are only 2,000 spaces available! Last year we were sold out on the day of the run.

100 percent of every dollar donated and raised will help fund the Richard and Melanie Gonzmart Endowed Latino Scholarship at USF, which gives academically talented but financially challenged students the chance for a college education. Next year, Richard and Melanie will fund ten student scholarships.

All registered runners/walkers will receive free entry to the post-race party.

Don’t want to walk or run? Pay a $20 donation (children under 12, $10) just to attend the post-race party. (Only available the night of the event, entry for the party cannot be purchased in advance. Does not include race T-shirts.)

Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Contact Julie Robertson: JRobertson@ColumbiaRestaurant.com The post-race party in Centennial Park features music and food, including:

  • 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
  • Moe's Southwest Grill Tacos
  • Michelob Ultra Beer provided by Pepin Distributing
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Beer
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine

The Latino Scholarship program at USF assists financially challenged but academically excellent college students. Richard Gonzmart learned the importance of giving back from his parents, Cesar & Adela Gonzmart. They provided financial and mentoring support to USF since the University’s opening in 1960. They initiated the first Latino Scholarship in 1991 to assist deserving college-bound minority students in need at USF.

“We cannot live on an island that is encircled with others facing economic challenges,” said Richard Gonzmart. “We all breathe the same air. It is our moral obligation to help young students, to give them a chance, at least a basic chance of a proper education.”