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Welcome to Project Open Hand's Team Page

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Thank you for visiting Project Open Hand's team page! Please support us by registering or donating to AIDS Walk San Francisco, benefiting Project Open Hand. We appreciate all the support we can get. Together we can make a difference for our friends and neighbors of the AIDS community!

About Project Open Hand:

In 1985, a San Francisco grandmother and retired food-service worker named Ruth Brinker looked around at what were the early days of the AIDS epidemic. After seeing a close friend with AIDS suffer from malnutrition, Ruth knew what needed to be done – feed her neighbors.

She began by preparing meals in her kitchen for seven neighbors with AIDS. She brought meals to their homes, along with a friendly smile, an encouraging word, and a healthy dose of love. And with this, Ruth founded Project Open Hand.

Ruth’s vision of meals with love is still alive and is the motivating force behind everything we do at Project Open Hand. We continue to serve people with HIV/AIDS, and have expanded to feed seniors and people fighting cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other serious illnesses.

Today, Project Open Hand prepares 2,500 nutritious meals daily and provides 200 bags of healthy groceries every day 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 every day to nourish our community.


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Recent Donations

1. Wendy Hillger
We are so sorry to miss this event - party of the season!! Thanks so much for all that you both, Richie and Marie, do. cheers, Wendy & Tara
2. Apple Matching Gift Catherine Kreutzer
3. Benevity Catherine Kreutzer
4. Beatriz St. John
Thank you for be so inspiring! Two people can change the world! Love you!
5. Helene Sims
6. Katherine Carter
For wine gift basket + a little extra