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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 2019-2023. Nature’s Food Patch placed first and finalist in other ‘Best of the Best’ categories over the course of last year as well, including Best Produce Stand and Best Juice Bar. In Creative Loafing’s annual ‘Best of the Bay’ campaign, The Patch took home three first place awards,  including Best Soup & Best Salad Bar for a total of seven industry accolades from the Tampa based publishing company.

local art in the café

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

Mother & Daughter Spring 2024 Showcase:

donna malloy

“OUTSIDE THE LINES” is the theme for featured artist Donna Malloy’s art exhibit here at Nature’s Food Patch.

Always inventing and reinventing her art, Donna’s interpretation of the world around her includes the themes of nature, design and mixed media.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, summa cum laude, from the International Academy of Design and Technology, Tampa, FL.

alexis novak

Local artist and Florida native Alexis Novak is fascinated by all things wild in nature: flowers, horses, trees, her three children. She loves how being outside, even in short doses, can make her feel small and marvelously insignificant. She believes we all need more of this feeling in our modern lives.

The theme of her artwork featured at Nature’s Food Patch is “Vignettes of Wild Wonder”. Her passions include yoga, writing children’s books, and advocating for dyslexia.

Green and Brown Butterfly
Local Artists

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!

community donations & events

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

local food banks

Nature’s Food Patch endeavors to reduce food waste & help end hunger by donating to several local food banks seven days a week. The two local food banks we donate to are:

• Homeless Empowerment Program

• Dunedin Cares Food Pantry

In addition to our daily donations, The Patch hosts several food drives each year to benefit 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
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