Lake Worth woman volunteered, now runs Palm Beach Harvest

Back in 1998, Deborah Morgan heard about a new organization called Palm Beach Harvest that collected leftover food and delivered it to soup kitchens and food banks.

She volunteered to serve as a transporter, picking up soon-to-be-discarded food from a Palm Springs Publix and driving it to a soup kitchen west of Boynton Beach. She worked two mornings a week with her daughter, Holly, strapped into a car seat.

“I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and do something to give back to my community,” Morgan said.

She still transports food, but now she’s the executive director – one of two paid staff members at the agency, where donations are tax-deductible.

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