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Food is Medicine,

Food is Love.

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Our History

We started as friends caring for friends, and that’s who we still are today. We began in 1988, when a small group of friends gathered to cook meals for their neighbors and loved ones disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS. Since then, guided by a mission of compassion and service, our organization has expanded to meet the needs in the community to provide health-promoting food directly to the homes of people who need it.



Our Values

We put our mission first.
We are passionate about building a healthier community. Through people-centered services and partnerships, we create access to healthy meals and nutrition education, empowering our clients and the community to achieve personal goals for health and wellness.

We honor our staff & volunteers as our most valuable resource.
Our people-first culture is part of our DNA. Investing in our employees & volunteers ensures that our clients & customers will receive the very best care.

We pledge accountability.
As individuals and as an organization, we make responsible commitments to our community and to each other. We deliver measurable results, not empty promises.

We act with integrity.
How we achieve our mission is as important as the mission itself. Truth, transparency, respect!

We pursue innovation.
We pride ourselves in being resourceful, determined, bold and creative in bringing forth solutions to societal challenges.

Financial responsibility is paramount for Open Hand.

Please feel free to review our financial documents. We hope you're as proud as we are that Open Hand is one one the most fiscally-responsible community-based organizations year after year.


90 cents of every dollar donated provides direct services to our clients.

Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved in our mission, from volunteering, donating, attending one of our events, and more!

Staff Directory

It takes a village to ensure our neighbors are receiving the love, dignity, and nutrition they need: meet the team that makes it happen.


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