Capitol Hill citizens are familiar with the various seasons for street corner mattresses and couches around the neighborhood. The area around Seattle University can be particularly ripe for harvest in early summer though school officials do a lot at the end of the school year to help students donate clothing, furnishings, toiletries, books, and packaged foods. This year, CHS stopped by to see the last step in the process as Northwest Harvest came to campus to pick up more than 800 pounds of food donated by the moving Seattle U students.
In addition to the 800 pounds of snacks and dorm chow, Seattle U says about 345 pounds of toiletries were donated to Real Change, clothing, the bulk of donations, went to Northwest Center, and furniture and household goods went to Goodwill and the Northwest Furniture Bank.
Northwest Harvest, meanwhile, remains in search of a new home for its Cherry Street Food Bank.
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