Feeling the Love: Juanita’s story

by Julia Radwan, Communications Intern Every day, Project Open Hand’s meals with love fly out of the kitchen at the Francis of Assisi dining room in San Francisco’s Mission District and into the waiting hands of hungry seniors. One person … Continue reading

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Senior Scoop: Start the Day Right with Breakfast

by Kristi Friesen, Registered Dietitian at Project Open Hand What is a good breakfast for seniors? Try choosing items that are affordable, easy to prepare, soft and easy to chew, and nutritious. Important in planning a healthy breakfast is making … Continue reading

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100% Organic Pork Now on the Menu at Project Open Hand

by Martin McReynolds, Food Operations Manager, Project Open Hand Starting this month, all of the pork products Project Open Hand uses in our meals will be a 100% organic, no-antibiotics-ever and hormone-free. Our partners over at Bassian Farms have been … Continue reading

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Senior Scoop: Stay hydrated for good health

by Kristi Friesen, Project Open Hand Registered Dietitian All of our body’s systems and functions rely on having enough water. Water carries nutrients to your cells, helps remove waste from the body, and is important for temperature regulation. If you … Continue reading

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How is the drought impacting Project Open Hand?

by Julia Radwan, Communications Intern Lawns turning brown, lakes reduced to mere puddles.  This California drought is like no other.  How is it affecting Project Open Hand’s kitchen and operations? To find out, we talked to Martin McReynolds, our manager of … Continue reading

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6 Clues for Spotting Bad Nutrition Information

By Jenna Lindamood, Project Open Hand Registered Dietitian Don’t know whether to believe that news story about nutrition? Can’t tell whether to trust the sales clerk at the nutrition supplement store? Here are six clues that the nutrition information you’re getting … Continue reading

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Sisters by Choice: Gail & Peggy’s Story

While sharing a table seems like a simple thing, it has the powerful, positive impact of building social connections, friendships – and even sisterhood. Gail (left) and Peggy met at the Project Open Hand senior lunch site in the Castro … Continue reading

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Boost your immune system with antioxidants

by Kristi Friesen, Registered Dietitian, Project Open Hand Antioxidants are powerful compounds in our foods that keep our immune systems working strong. Many natural cellular processes in our bodies create waste, some of which form free radicals. If these highly … Continue reading

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Chef Nikki’s Quinoa Chaufa Recipe

Quinoa Chaufa combines the Chinese technique of stir frying with the Peruvian ingredient quinoa. Chaufas developed as a result of the influx of Chinese immigrants in Peru. Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 cups Quinoa 4 cups liquid (water, vegetable stock, or … Continue reading

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Meet Co-CEOs Simon Pitchford and Mark Ryle

As announced this spring, Simon Pitchford and Mark Ryle were appointed by the Project Open Hand Board of Directors to lead our organization as co-Chief Executive Officers, starting on April 4, 2015. Their appointment follows the departure of prior Executive … Continue reading

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