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

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best health food store!

We are proud to announce that we have won first place for Best Health Food Store in the Tampa Bay Area in a poll from the Tampa Bay Times & Creative Loafing and second place for Best Grocery Store from The Times! Thank you to everyone for supporting your local & family-owned grocery store!

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 artists chooses a local charity to donate 20% of their sale.

Summer 2021 Artist:
Amply Ataraxic (amp-lee at-tuh-raks-ick)
Art By: Aleah Nelson

Amply Ataraxic is an on-going collection of artworks created by Aleah Nelson in 2018. She is a local artist originally from the Tampa Bay area. The title of the collection Amply Ataraxic was chosen because it means “enough tranquility”, which she finds from the peace and tranquil moments spent outdoors. Those moments provide inspiration and spur creativity that leads to colorful artworks primarily with acrylics and watercolors. She has participated in many local shows and vendor events, and even received an honorable mention for her painting Cotton Candy Skies.

Aleah has chosen The Arc of Tampa Bay as the recipient for her proceed donation.

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 (yes, the one with the famous Winter the Dolphin)!

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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