I was a little perplexed by the large amount of food donated to Special 'E' by event at the Palace Hotel. Specail 'E' is the organization that collects "extra" food for the homeless in the Bay Area with whom we arranged a donation. As it turns out the Palance liked the idea, so they were donating ALL the "extra" food from the entire week for ALL venues to Special 'E'! At the end of a long week the Palace donated over 500 pounds ( 226 Kg) to the program. I suspect and hope they will continue this effort. Some experts estimate that 96 Billion pounds of editable food each year is thrown out. I was glad we could do our part however small.