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Phone: (415) 447-2300
730 Polk Street
San Francisco
California 94109
USA
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Target demographics: sick and elderly neighbors get nutritous 'meals with love.'

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 8,000 neighbors battling critical illness and the health challenges of aging

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Slice and dice fresh produce in our kitchen, deliver meals to sick clients, serve hot lunch to seniors, assist clients in our grocery centers, lend a hand at special events.

Geographic areas served: San Francisco and Alameda Counties

Programs: 2,500 nutritious meals a day and 300 bags of healthy groceries.

Mission:
Project Open Hand’s mission is to nourish and engage our community by providing 'meals with love' to the sick and the elderly.

Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 400 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of old age.

We serve San Francisco and Alameda Counties, engaging more than 125 volunteers every day to nourish our community.
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In 2012, Project Open Hand served our 16th millionth meal!

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08/08/14
Beginning in June 2014 POH tightened up on its eligibility requirements for HIV/Aids/Hep C clients. I was denied services there after receiving meals for the past 10 years. I can't believe the 'Stepford Wife' type of reviews on this site. Alot of clients have fallen thru the cracks there recently. ... more »
10/29/13
Since the early 1980's, when the AIDS epidemic was in its' infancy, a little old lady (Ruth Brinker) had a vision that to this day grows with love. I saw many of my friends and coworkers pass and the vision that POH had was one of caring, compassion and nutrition. I have met many, many people ... more »
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