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Meal Packing

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ORGANIZATION: Open Hand Atlanta

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 87 people are interested
Meal Packing 1

Our kitchen is the Grand Central of Open Hand. As you would imagine, with nearly 5,500 meals to prepare, package and deliver every day, the atmosphere is electric. But it’s not all work - the music is always on, and the friendly banter among new friends never ceases. It all makes for a very memorable and rewarding experience.

Packing involves portioning food into individual containers and snack bags on our packing assembly line. With over 5,000 meals to package every day, your help is essential. This is a great project for individuals and families, and a great team-building exercise for school, business and church groups!

Volunteers are expected to stay for the entirety of their scheduled shift.

Volunteer Groups Alert: Reservations for Volunteer Groups (5 or more people) must be coordinated via the Volunteer Services Team. Please email volunteerservices@openhandatlanta.org or call 404-872-2707 if you are interested in bringing a group.

Shifts: Opportunities Monday-Friday include morning and afternoon meal packing (9AM-12PM) and afternoon meal packing (1PM-4PM).

  • Tennis shoes or nonslip/slip resistant shoes are required; no heels.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind. This includes but is not limited to rings, bracelets, watches, step-trackers, necklaces, earrings, gauges, cartilage, nose, and permanent piercings.
  • Long pants are required.
  • No sleeveless shirts or tank stops. A short sleeved t-shirt is fine. (The packing area can be a little chilly and a light jacket is recommended.)
  • No headphones, ear buds, orBluetooth earpieces may be worn.

Age Requirements

For individuals or families of less than 5 people: Volunteers must be age 11 or older. All volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For groups or families of 5 or more people: When a group or family has 5 or more minors, the minors must be 16 years or older. Every volunteer group with minors must follow the chaperone ratio: 1 adult per every 3 minor volunteers. Chaperones are required to remain with underage volunteers at all times

Sign Up: Visit https://openhandatlanta.volunteerhub.com/ to create your account and reserve an open shift that fits your schedule.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 08:45 AM to 11:45 AM
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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About Open Hand Atlanta


181 Armour Dr, Atlanta, GA 30324, US

Mission Statement

Mission: Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care , which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. Vision: Open Hand seeks to eliminate disability and untimely death due to nutrition-sensitive chronic disease.


Open Hand prepares, packages, and delivers over 6,000 meals each day to homebound seniors and individuals with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Perhaps our greatest strength is the constant support of thousands of volunteers. At Open Hand, people from all walks of life come together to touch the lives of thousands of others who are not as fortunate. Our volunteers are generally surprised at how much fun they have in the process--due in part to our wonderful food service and distribution staff that, along with other remarkable volunteers, make them feel as though they are always among friends.

Open Hand volunteers package meals, drive meal delivery routes, and work with our senior health and wellness programs. Without the dedication of each and every one of these incredible people, we simply could not do our very necessary work in our community.

We invite you--or a group from your place of business, your social group, your school or your place of worship--to volunteer with us. You’ll find that it’s a thoroughly unique and rewarding experience.


Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine, Hunger, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


181 Armour Dr NEAtlanta, GA 30324




  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • Approximately 3 hours per shift
  • Each volunteer will need his/her own account on http://www.openhandatlanta.volunteerhub.com

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