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Nature’s Food Patch Teams with HEP and Dunedin Cares

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To feed those in need this holiday season, and for the eighth year in a row, Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café (aka The Patch), in Clearwater and Downtown Dunedin, is collecting healthy foods to donate to families in need.
From November 1 through December 31, customers may purchase a prepackaged $10 bag of natural and healthy food which The Patch will donate directly to the corresponding charity. Donations from the Clearwater store go to the Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP) and donations from the Dunedin location go to Dunedin Cares Food Pantry. Donated are foods which the charities most need during the holidays, including canned goods and holiday fare. Last year, The Patch and its customers collected over $16,000 worth of food for the two charities.
Additionally, The Patch will be giving their November and December “Ban the Bag, Bring Your Own!” donation to the charities. Since 2008, they have not used plastic bags in their stores, encouraging customers to bring their reusable totes for groceries. Five cents per bag is donated to a different charitable organization each month.
Locations: 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 727-443-6703; 966 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 727-304-1010.