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City of Seattle
Seattle City Council
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Council encourages participation in citywide food drive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/10/2013  4:50:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061


Council encourages participation in citywide food drive

Seattle - The City of Seattle will participate in a citywide food drive, which will occur from Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 21.  The food drive, known as the "Compassion Harvest," is part of the Compassion Games, which was inspired by the Dalai Lama's "Seeds of Compassion" event in 2011. Seattle is competing against 16 other cities to donate and distribute the most food to our local food banks.

Seattleites are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to their local food banks to help restock the pantries of local food organizations this fall. Information including a map of local food banks is available here. Food bins will also be located in the City Hall lobby at 600 4th Avenue, and in Seattle Municipal Tower lobby at 700 5th Avenue.

The "Compassion Harvest" Food Drive is done in partnership with Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest, United Way of King County, Seattle Food Committee, Solid Ground/Lettuce Link, City Fruit, Beacon Food Forest, Nourishing Networks, Ballard Food Bank, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank, Queen Anne Food Bank, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service.
           
WHAT:
Citywide Food Drive

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 11 through Saturday, September 21

WHERE:
Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, Seattle 98104
Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, Seattle 98104
Food Banks throughout Seattle

WHO:
The people of Seattle

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