It’s easy to notice the mountains of fresh fruit and vegetables, the walls of ovens or the steady stream of freshly prepared meals—over 4,500 at last count—that are packed and delivered every day. But if you spend any time at all at Open Hand, the lasting impression will be that of the dedicated and compassionate people behind the scenes.
Our volunteers—as many as 700 per week—give as much of their hearts as they do of their time. They energize us and motivate those we serve, all the while fulfilling something deeply personal in their own lives.
Our board of directors and staff are dedicated to our mission and passionate about growing the organization to reach more people and make an even greater impact on the lives of those in our community.
Our friends and neighbors who depend on us every day to help them battle the odds and overcome tremendous obstacles are from all walks of life. Their determination to lead healthier lives, independently and with dignity, is inspiring—and their gratitude is,
at times, overwhelming.