Dessert First! 2014 Photos

What a great night at the Four Seasons! Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Dessert First an amazing success all around – a beautiful day, in a spectacular venue with incredible entertainment drinks, food and desserts. View the photo … Continue reading

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YPC on a Roll

Project Open Hand’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) wrapped up their Wheels with Love campaign on March 19.  It was a huge success!  In just 30 days, the YPC raised over $36,000 with the help of nearly 200 generous contributors.  Project Open … Continue reading

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Chef Kevin’s Pepperonata Pasta Sauce Recipe

We’ve been using fresh basil from our “Room to Grow” greenhouse in pasta sauce for our senior lunch program. Here’s the recipe from Executive Chef Kevin Davidson for you to enjoy with your family and friends. Download and print this … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week: Braised Cabbage

How to Cut Cabbage Whether you are cooking wedges or shredded cabbage, the preparation starts the same: Remove and discard any wilted outer leaves; wash cabbage head. On a cutting surface with a shape knife, first cut the head into … Continue reading

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March Charity Madness at Sports Basement

Do you love Project Open Hand, Sports Basement and/or NCAA March Madness? If you said “yes” to any of these then read on. Every year the NCAA basketball “March Madness” tournament captivates the nation with underdogs and buzzer beaters. Two … Continue reading

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‘Meals with Love’ for Seniors – Petra’s story

A story series by Mary Jessup A native of Switzerland, Petra came to the U.S. with her parents as a six-year-old child. Her family settled in Boston, where Petra lived until moving to San Francisco about twenty years ago. Every … Continue reading

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Let’s spice things up! Spice & Condiment Drive

Do you ever add hot sauce to your tacos? Sprinkle cinnamon on your oatmeal? Add pepper to your pasta? Then you know about the amazing power of spices to enhance flavors without adding a lot of calories, sodium or fat. … Continue reading

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Help Us Get New Wheels

Project Open Hand’s Young Professionals Council has launched the Wheels With Love Indiegogo campaign to raise money to buy a new delivery van for Project Open Hand.  Click to make a donation now. Every week, Project Open Hand home-delivers over … Continue reading

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

A story series by Mary Jessup Eighty-nine-year-old Catherine has been coming to the Downtown Senior Center several times a week for lunch for almost 24 years. The O’Farrell Street site is one of 19 senior centers across the city where … Continue reading

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Food = Medicine Pilot Study

Project Open Hand’s meals with love are not only delicious, but also play an important role in healing and managing illness. It’s something we’ve known for years. So, we are very excited about our new pilot study, which aims to … Continue reading

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