Tremendous amounts of food go to waste each day, nutritious fare that could help alleviate hunger if it was put to good use. Fortunately, much of that food is routed to those in need through Palm Beach Harvest, a West Palm Beach organization that feeds an average of 64,000 people multiple times a week. Last year, more than 3 million pounds of food that would normally be wasted from restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores, was “rescued” by Palm Beach Harvest. It was delivered to the elderly, ill, and others among the 15.5 percent of Americans who are food insecure. Its executive director, Deborah Morgan, began volunteering at a local chapter of USA Harvest after she met children who didn’t eat every day. She transported food from a Palm Springs grocery store to a Boynton Beach soup kitchen and formed Palm Beach Harvest in 1998. Twenty years later, Palm Beach Harvest provides more than 6 million pounds of food to food banks, churches, and other non-profits each year.