community

Donations & more – local supporting local! From neighborhood food banks & countless other charities to in-store & community-driven events.

best health food store!

We are proud to have been voted Best Health Food Store by the community in the Tampa Bay Times ‘Best of the Best People Choice’ campaign for 2019-2021. Nature’s Food Patch placed first, second, and third in other Best of the Best categories over the course of last year as well. In Creative Loafing’s annual ‘Best of the Bay’ campaign, The Patch took home three first place awards,  including Best Gourmet Market for a total of six industry accolades from the Tampa based publishing company.

Local Art in the Cafe

Each quarter, we are happy to showcase a local artist in our Clearwater cafe. The art is available for purchase at our Clearwater location. Each artist chooses a charity to donate 20% of their sale.

Spring 2022 Artist:
TBD

Interested in showing your artwork in our Clearwater café? Send us an email with your details along with some photos of the artwork you would like to display!

become a featured local artist at the patch!

Community Donations & Events

The Patch is proud to be involved with countless local donations & events. 

local food banks

Nature’s Food Patch fights to reduce food waste & help end hunger by donating to several local food banks seven days a week. Some of the local food banks we donate to are:

• Food Rescue Dunedin

• Homeless Empowerment Program

• Dunedin Cares Food Pantry

• Harbor Dish

In addition to our daily donations, The Patch hosts several food drives each year to benefit some of these amazing organizations. To stay up-to-date on how you can help feed our community healthy & nutritious food, sign up for our  newsletters HERE.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

One way we support local is by providing food donations to our friends over at Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of the late celebrity dolphin, Winter, who starred in the movie Dolphin Tale)!

This is Vlad, the Russian tortoise who receives the donated food. He is an herbivore and we help feed him a diet of dark, leafy greens, bell peppers, carrots & zucchini. Vlad joined the CMA team when he was about 2-3 years old & can live up to 40 years. He is an animal ambassador that has been part of the CMA’s Education Center since 2014. Through Vlad, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium can teach anatomical differences of the 3 types of turtles while also teaching students & guests how to protect local species. To learn more about Vlad or the aquarium, be sure to check out their page!

community events

From health fairs to charity fundraisers, The Patch gives back to causes that align with our mission. Interested in having Nature’s Food Patch support or participate in your charitable organization’s event? Tell us more.*

*Please do not call regarding your application. We’ll contact you.

two Nature's Food Patch employees during a health fair
Green and Brown Butterfly

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