Teaming up with HEP and Dunedin Cares
Nature’s Food Patch teams up with HEP and Dunedin Cares to feed those in need this holiday season. Your local and organic natural foods grocer, Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café in Clearwater and Downtown Dunedin, is collecting healthy foods to donate to families in need from November 1st through December 31st, 2019.
Customers simply grab and purchase a pre-packaged $10 bag of natural and healthy food. Nature’s Food Patch will donate it directly to the corresponding charity. All donations from their Clearwater store will go to Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP) and all donations from their Dunedin location will go to Dunedin Cares Food Pantry. Items donated are foods that the charities are in the most need of during the holiday season, such as canned goods, pastas and holiday foods. Last year, The Patch and its customers collected over $12,000 worth of food to the two charities.
In addition to customer donations, Nature’s Food Patch will give their November and December Ban the Bag. Bring Your Own! donation to the charities. The Patch began this campaign on Earth Day of 2008. Since that time, they no longer use plastic shopping bags in their stores. To encourage customers to bring their own re-usable bags for groceries, they offer a 5¢ donation per bag to a different charitable organization each month.
About Nature’s Food Patch
Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café (est. 1987) is an organic independent natural foods community grocery store & café with two locations in Clearwater and Downtown Dunedin. The store has been enthusiastically embraced by the health-minded community and is known for its commitment to organic foods, quality natural products, community involvement and health education. Their vision is to serve and inspire their community in order to build a healthier world.
About HEP & Dunedin Cares
The Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP) is a nonprofit organization that is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive homeless shelters in Tampa Bay. Dunedin Cares, Inc. formed its nonprofit Food Pantry to address the “food insecure” pockets in Dunedin, FL in 2015.