Project Open Hand

Cause Area

  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger


730 Polk St;;San Francisco, CA 94109 United States

Organization Information

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.


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.


Would you recommend Project Open Hand?
3 reviews Write a review
by Hannah O. (November 2, 2020)
Great shift options, very welcoming and easy to work with staff, lots of care put into what they do!
by Jody R. from San Francisco, CA (October 31, 2018)
I only worked in the kitchen once, but have had a weekly volunteer shift in the grocery center for almost two years. I’m glad to be doing something so direct and hands on. Clients and fellow volunteers are great.
by Willow D. (August 29, 2016)
I am volunteering with friends from school. This is my first time volunteering with the organization.

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