Project Open Hand

Our mission is to improve health outcomes and quality of life by providing nutritious meals to the sick and vulnerable, caring for and educating our community.

Volunteer at Project Open Hand

Prepare and package mealsPrepare and package meals
San Francisco
3 hours

About Project Open Hand

Our vision is for a healthy California for the sick and vulnerable through nutrition.

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives.

Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. We serve San Francisco and Oakland, engaging more than 125 volunteers daily to nourish our community.

Project Open Hand reviews

German Estrada

Well organized operations and a pillar of the community. Why do hundreds or even thousands of us like to volunteer and help out? Because it helps the community who needs assistance the most.

Donald Cooper

Their food distribution service functions efficiently. Anyone looking for a worthy agency to assist through volunteering or donation should consider POH.

Queen Sheiba

If you are ever looking for a place to volunteer, or donate food this is the perfect spot. The program that they have developed here is amazingly wonderful for those who are low-income, fresh out of the hospital and need food services.

Imani Mapp

If your looking for an organization to be a part of I highly recommend volunteering at Project Open Hand. The staff is so warm and generous. My group was offered a meal and dessert which was totally unnecessary considering we were there to help prep food that they give to "Our sick and elderly neighbors". This organization feeds thousands of people each year so there are so many ways you can contribute to the cause. Prepping, delivery, donating....just to name a few.

Ken Larson

In the 80's and 90's, along with other members of the Levi Strauss & Co. AIDS Action Group I volunteered to deliver meals to clients of Open Hand. It was an extraordinary experience to help out at an organization like Open Hand that did so much, delivering hot meals to clients EVERY day of the year. Now I get to support Open Hand as a contributor and am grateful for the opportunity. The care and nutrition Open Hand brings to it's clients every day is truly amazing and remarkable. Even through the '89 earthquake they never missed a day of deliveries.

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Project Open Hand contacts

San Francisco

730 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109


1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

San Francisco: 1-510-622-0221

Oakland: 1-510-622-0221

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