“This is a safe place where seniors can come to get the necessities – a nice, hot meal and coffee,” said Michael, a visitor at Project Open Hand’s senior lunch at Curry Senior Center in San Francisco. “I live in a single room in a hotel that’s about one block from here. I don’t have a kitchen or even a microwave, and we’re not allowed to cook in our rooms, so I really rely on this food.”
Since 1998, POH has been serving nutritious lunch to seniors (age 60 or older). We have 25 senior lunch sites in SF and Alameda Counties, which serve more than 400,000 meals each year.
Our congregate lunch sites provide seniors – many of whom live alone and have very limited incomes – with the opportunity to socialize and eat a great meal. Many sites offer programs, such as bingo, arts and crafts, exercise, music and English classes.