Prepare Medically-Tailored Meals for Chronically ill Clients!

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ORGANIZATION: Project Open Hand

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Project Open Hand’s mission is to improve health outcomes and quality of life by providing nutritious meals to the sick and vulnerable, caring for and educating our community. As an essential services provider and public health partner, POH continues to operate during this medical crisis and serve the community.

We are looking for volunteers to help prepare and package meals at our 730 Polk St. location in San Francisco. Tasks include packaging and labeling prepared meals in containers and assembling frozen-meal bags. Volunteers must:

  • Practice safe steps in food handling and preparation: wear protective gear (hats/hairnet, beard guard, and gloves) during entire shift and thoroughly wash and sanitize hands.
  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and stand for the entire shift as sitting on stools and chairs pose a safety risk to everyone in the new kitchen layout.
  • Follow all instructions and directions given by staff, whose main goals are the quality of the meals and safety of clients, volunteers and staff alike.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Monday - Friday
  • 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
    Monday - Friday
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Project Open Hand

Location:

730 Polk St;;, San Francisco, CA 94109, US

Mission Statement

Project Open Hand provides food and nourishment to improve the quality of life for the men, women and children it serves. Project Open Hand programs include: meal, grocery and nutrition counseling for people with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; congregate lunch and nutrition education for people over 60 years of age; meal service for homebound and critically ill people under the age of 60. Services are available to eligible clients living in San Francisco and Alameda counties.

Description

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives.

Every day, we prepare 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain our clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging. We serve San Francisco and Oakland, engaging more than 125 volunteers daily to nourish our community.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Hunger
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

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

WHERE

730 Polk StreetSan FranciscoSan Francisco, CA 94109

(37.78385,-122.41911)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • one shift per week, for the next three months.
  • - Proof of COVID Vaccine required - Masks or cloth face coverings are required. - Each volunteer must complete the Volunteer COVID-19 Screening Acknowledgement Form.

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