Volunteering at the Grocery Center: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

By Meghan Kane, Young Professionals Council member Ever since I joined the Young Professionals Council (YPC), our president, Jen Wieman, has been talking up the Project Open Hand (POH) Grocery Center. She said volunteering there was one of the best … Continue reading

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YPC Holiday Cookie & Card Decorating Party

Project Open Hand’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) got into the festive spirit with our annual holiday cookie and card decorating party. We spent the evening frosting, sprinkling, and decorating 300 cookies, as well as packing 150 gift bags full of … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Urge Congress to Continue Support for HIV Services

In honor of World AIDS Day, December 1, Project Open Hand will join hundreds of advocates from across the country this week to urge Congress to fully fund HIV programs through the end of FY 2015.  We encourage you to … Continue reading

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Jessica’s SNAP Hunger Challenge: Day 2

by Jessica Avalos, Project Open Hand Director of Human Resources >>Follow the journey and conversations among our 30+ SNAP Challenge participants on our Facebook page. After being hungry on Day 1, I was determined to be better prepared for day … Continue reading

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YPC Holiday Treat Recipe: Fried Bananas

Recipe by Mason Asfoor, Young Professionals Council Executive Member This holiday treat for one is incredibly delicious and sweet. Plus, it’s super quick and simple! Ingredients: ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons of agave nectar 1 banana … Continue reading

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YPC Annual Holiday Party

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is at it again, hosting our annual Holiday Cookie Decorating event at Project Open Hand (POH)! This year, we’re also collecting toiletries for POH clients, many of whom struggle to afford basic hygienic items. All the fun … Continue reading

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Recipe: Persian-inspired Cake

Recipe by Maggie Gori, Young Professionals Council Member Serves 8-10. I developed this recipe a few years ago, and it’s been a hit during the Fall and Holiday seasons. It’s both healthy and delicious! Enjoy! Cake Ingredients: ½ cup whole-wheat … Continue reading

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Holiday Video – Thank You from Project Open Hand

Please make a donation today so that we can continue to provide nutritious meals with love to our most vulnerable neighbors.During this season of hope, your support means so much to our clients, who will know they have not been … Continue reading

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Ut’s Story: Less Stress, More Strength

Community has always been important to Ut, perhaps now more than ever, as she is fighting cancer for the second time in five years. As a teen, she volunteered with the Koret Family House at UCSF Medical Center, helping families in … Continue reading

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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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