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December 4, 2020

December 4, 2020 (All day)
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This year Project Open Hand’s Annual Hand to Hand Gala will be a virtual celebration on Friday, Dec. 4th at 6pm PT, and we want you to join us for this special digital event highlighting our past 35 years of providing Meals with Love and our future in providing life-saving nutrition in the Food is Medicine movement.

This year’s program will include special appearances, award recognitions, silent auction, ‘maskquerade’ competition, and much more.

Bid on unique, silent auction items, Fund a Need and more...  

Register for the event for free and donate from your phone:

text “handtohand2020” to 243725
Where to Watch, Bid on Silent Auctions, and Donate:

You can also watch directly from our Youtube channel:


For questions, contact: [email protected] or call 415-447-2320


Maskquerade Competition

Let’s have a little fun with our masks.

Get ready for the #POHMaskquerade competition! From now to Dec.1, decorate your PPE Mask to the absolute max and share your mask-creation with us on facebook and/or instagram by tagging us @ProjectOpenHand in your post and using #POHMaskquerade to be entered.

The lucky winner of the #POHMaskquerade competition will not only receive prizes but will be announced live at our virtual Hand to Hand gala on Dec. 4.

If you don’t have a social media account, no worries. Send a picture of your mask via email to [email protected] and include POHMaskquerade in the subject line of your email.

We want to see color, glitter, and just about anything you can think of to glitz up those face coverings. We’re looking for creativity, but most importantly, we want to give you a fun reason to leave your masks on.


Volunteers Needed

Our Hand to Hand Gala is going virtual on December 4, but we will still need hands-on help to deliver the ultimate virtual experience to some attendees.

We are looking for energetic and reliable volunteers who are interested in helping us throw the most memorable Hand to Hand to date. We're looking for task-oriented individuals who can assist with event prep and event logistics including making deliveries to some attendees in San Francisco and Oakland.

Sign up today!




Thank You to Our Sponsors

Master Chef Sponsor 
Marcia and John Goldman 

Ambassador James C. Hormel and Michael P. N. Hormel 

Chef De Cuisine Sponsor
Gilead Sciences, Inc. 

Sous-Chef Sponsor 

Kaiser Permanente 

Sutter Health  

Tito’s Handmade Vodka 

Chef De Partie Sponsor 

BiRite Foodservice Distributors

Nancy Bolmeier Fisher, Ian & Ryan

California Teachers Association

Vishwa Chandra and Anubhuti Sharma

Andrew Chang and Danni Xie / Jennifer and Robert Petraglia

Corcoran Global / Opes Advisors  

Sharon Davidson

Execushield, Inc

Linda Glick   

  Mike Henry and Tyler Wuthmann  

Paul Hepfer and Eileen Hepfer Bewley

Kris Konietzko and Peter Borkon

Preston Maring, M.D.   

Aditya Wakankar  

Andrea Wilkinson  

Ruth Yankoupe  

Helene Sanghvi York and Suketu Sanghvi  


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Oakland, CA 94612
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San Francisco, CA 94109
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