Vote Yes on E to Save Lives in San Francisco

By Kevin Winge, Executive Director, Project Open Hand When people in our community are empowered to eat better and lead healthier lives, everyone benefits. That’s why Project Open Hand supports Proposition E, the tax on sugared beverages. Proposition E provides … Continue reading

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Leon’s Story: Thank Goodness for Project Open Hand

Leon has lived a full life. He has spent his years working in a variety of jobs, and though he’s never been rich, he’s usually had enough to provide for himself. Most recently, he worked as a driver for Mobility Plus, … Continue reading

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Give Hope, Give Soap

Project Open Hand is collecting toiletries for our clients, many of whom struggle to afford basic needs. Organize a toiletries drive at your workplace, church, school or gym - download our flyer to help spread the word! “Many of our clients have very limited … Continue reading

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Project Open Hand Doubles Meal Production to Support St. Anthony’s Move

For the next two weeks, the ovens, kettles and skillets at Project Open Hand will operate full tilt, as our kitchen team doubles daily meal production to support our good friends at St. Anthony’s Foundation (SAF) as they move to their … Continue reading

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YPC Fall Round Up

By Meghan Kane, Young Professionals Council Member It’s been a whirlwind the last few weeks—in a good way! Project Open Hand is proud to be a beneficiary of some great fall events, and the calendar was chock-full this month. Here’s … Continue reading

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‘Meals with Love’ for Seniors: Kay’s Story

A story series by Mary Jessup A San Francisco native, Kay was raised in San Carlos, and lived in Texas, Hawaii, and Florida. In 2003, she returned to the City. She’s been coming to the Downtown Senior Center for almost … Continue reading

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YPC: New Member Alert!

Project Open Hand’s Young Professionals Council is excited to welcome Dia and Anupam, two new YPC Executive Members! Dia is our new Client Event chair and Anupam is our new Associate Liaison chair. Both are awesome additions to our dynamic … Continue reading

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Help Spread the Word about Nutritious Lunch for Seniors

Good food and good company are always on the menu at our senior lunch sites. Did you know that 1 in 5 seniors in San Francisco lives with the threat of hunger? Project Open Hand is conducting a campaign this fall … Continue reading

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From Our Kitchen to Yours: Vegetable Caponata Recipe

Here is a recipe that’s perfect for Fall.  The primary ingredient, eggplant, is an excellent source of fiber, which can help protect against type 2 diabetes and keeps the digestive system regular. We serve this delicious caponata to our clients … Continue reading

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Mark’s Story: Journey to Wellness

By Jane Hong, Communications Intern Some days, the fatigue brought on by HIV makes it hard for Mark to even get out of bed.  But he is a fighter, determined not to let his illness strip him of his passion … Continue reading

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