The Giant Race 2015

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Run to Nourish Your Body. 

Fundraise to Nourish Our Community.

Step up to the plate in this year’s Giant Race, Sunday August 23, by signing up to fundraise for Project Open Hand.  If every Race participant fundraises just $20, we’ll met our goal of raising $400,000, which will provide thousands of nutritious meals to neighbors in need.


Go the extra mile by choosing Fundraise to Run.

Commit to raise $1,000 for Project Open Hand’s meals with love, and you’ll receive free race entry, personal fundraising coaching, prizes and VIP treatment on race day!

Not a runner?  Volunteer on race day instead. We need 700+ volunteers to pull off The Giant Race without a hitch. Volunteer as a group!  Volunteer as an individual! Sign up now.

Sponsor The Giant Race. Get your company’s name in front of 20,000+ Giant Race participants, while aligning with two of the Bay Area’s most iconic brands: The SF Giants and Project Open Hand. Email: [email protected] for information.

When you join the Giant Race, you support neighbors like Clarence and Eileen, Project Open Hand clients who rely on our nutritious meals with love.

Eileen&Aine“Project Open Hand’s food really is love. It was so important for me, especially because I live alone, to know that someone was there for me, caring and looking out for me when I was so sick. Now I want to be there for someone else. That’s why I volunteer. – Eileen (left), Wellness Program client. Read Eileen’s story.


ClarenceSlP“Seniors in our community are sometimes overlooked, but we always feel comfortable here. There’s such a great ambiance. Coming for lunch is a great time to get together, and in this expensive city, seniors can always use more support like this.” – Clarence, client of our Senior Lunch Program. Read Clarence’s story.

The Giant Race 2015
Venue: AT&T Park
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2015 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival


The Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival is the sweetest ticket in town.  Project Open Hand is proud to be the sole beneficiary of this iconic and delicious event. Join visitors from all over the world to sample treats from local vendors, enjoy the beautiful scenery in Ghirardelli Square and sip on wine and beer in the wine pavilion on September 12th and 13th.

To Purchase Tickets: Click Here!

To Volunteer:

Click your preferred shift below and complete the form to sign up. NOTE: all volunteers in the beer & wine pavilion MUST BE 21 or older, and must provide valid ID the day of event.


2015 Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival 900 North Point Street #E100 San Francisco 94109
Venue: Ghirardelli Square
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900 North Point Street #E100, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94109
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Toast & Jam


Sway to the sounds of jazz and raise a toast to our community as we celebrate Project Open Hand’s 26 years of meals with love in the East Bay with our inaugural Toast & Jam.

Bring the whole family to our champagne brunch, where we’ll celebrate three community leaders who have championed our community in the areas of Advocacy, Nutrition, and Health & Wellness. The festivities include New Orleans Jazz by the Montclair Women’s Big Band, dancing, live auction and children’s activities.
> Ticket information coming soon!

Join Our Host Committee

A key component to Toast & Jam’s success is our Host Committee. We invite you to join Co-chairs Aneesh Krishna and Jay Stowsky in launching this event by serving on the committee. You will play a leadership role as Project Open Hand celebrates the East Bay’s rich, cultural history and our 26 years of service in Alameda County.
> Learn more about our Toast & Jam Host Committee

Sponsor Toast & Jam

A sponsorship affords terrific exposure, all while helping build Project Open Hand’s programs in Alameda and San Francisco Counties. Sponsorships start at $1,500 at the Silver Charger level to Founding Underwriter at $25,000.
> Learn more about Toast & Jam Sponsorship

Toast & Jam 1233 Preservation Park Way Oakland 94612
Venue: Preservation Park
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1233 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA, United States, 94612
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