The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many facets of our lives, but something that hasn’t changed is that we need to support our local non-profits that are out in the community changing and saving lives every day.

The Columbia Restaurant has made supporting one of Positively Osceola’s favorite non-profit organizations, The Community Hope Center of Osceola County, simple.

By dining at any Columbia Restaurant in September during its month-long 23rd annual Community Harvest program, the Columbia Restaurant will donate 5 percent of all diners’ checks to charities selected by the guests.

Over the last 22 years, the Columbia Restaurant’s Community Harvest has donated more than $2.6 million to non-profit organizations throughout Florida, and the Community Hope Center is part of that advocacy.

“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. “With the devastating effect of the coronavirus on the economy and overall decline in charitable donations, it’s even more important this year.”

Community Harvest includes numerous Columbia locations, including Central Florida’s Town of Celebration.

All Columbia locations are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, so stop by and enjoy a delicious meal – then choose Community Hope Center of Osceola County from the ballot that’s provided with the check. The restaurant calculates the 5 percent and will provide the Community Hope Center with gift certificates that can be used for up to 12 months. There’s no additional cost to the guest.

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