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Community Nutrition Program

San Francisco resident seniors (60 years or older) and adults with disabilities (18 – 59 years old) are invited to join us for lunch at community sites located across the city of San Francisco, CA. Community Nutrition Sites

Medi-Cal Bridge Meals Program (enrollment open January 1st, 2022 - December 31st, 2022) 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a short-term medically tailored meals program for San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo County Medi-Cal recipients with expanded capacity to serve additional diagnoses, including: 

  • Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Renal Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

Eligible clients will be able to receive up to 21 meals per week with nutritional counseling sessions. 

If you believe you may be eligible, please review the eligibility criteria on the application form and have your medical provider fill out this form: PDF icon MTM Referral Packet Bridge Program 2021-22 Summ Form 7.27.22.pdf

You may also have the option of transitioning into the Wellness Program after completing the Bridge program if you are eligible (details and application below).

Are you a medical provider or referrer interested in referring to this program? Reach out to us at [email protected] or by phone at (415) 447-2326 with any questions or to set up a virtual or in-person presentation to learn more about our program.

Wellness Programs

Project Open Hand Wellness Programs are available to residents of San Francisco and Alameda County who are eligible based on a primary diagnosis. If you do not have a Wellness Program eligible diagnosis, you may be eligible for our Community Nutrition Program or Project Age Well. Eligible diagnoses (effective 03/15/22) include: 

San Francisco County

  • Cancer (any stage)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, with an HbA1c of 8.0% or above
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Recent major surgery, within 30 days of discharge (6-week service)

Alameda County

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Cancer (Stage 3 and Stage 4)
  • Recent major surgery, within 30 days of discharge (6-week service)

If you are a member of San Francisco Health Plan and have one of the below diagnoses, you may also be eligible for services. 

  • Pre-diabetes (age 14+) 

  • Diabetes (age 14+) 

  • End-Stage Renal Disease (age 18+) 

  • COVID-19 affected (long-haul Covid or new diagnosis, age 18+) 

  • Complex medical conditions needing nutritional support (age 18+) 

  • Acute hospital discharge (age 18+) 

    • Malnutrition, diagnosed during hospital stay 

    • Nutrition support needed post discharge 

    • Food insecurity 

    • Assessment for high risk of re-admission 

How to Apply

Step 1: Client must have an eligible diagnosis.

Step 2: A licensed medical provider must fill out and sign the application. This can be: RN, NP, MD, DO, RD or RDN, LCSW or PA. Client’s verbal consent on the application is OK. 

PDF icon San Francisco County Application Form

PDF icon Alameda County Application Form.pdf

PDF icon San Francisco Health Plan Application Form

Step 3: Client or provider sends application to Project Open Hand via fax, email, mail or in person. All relevant information is on the application.

Step 4: Project Open Hand's Client Services will evaluate eligibility and contact the client to set up services if eligible. If the client is not eligible, Client Services will contact the referring party. 

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1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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