Our Mission, Vision, Purpose, Core Values & Guiding Principles

Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through Comprehensive Nutrition Care™, which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life.

Open Hand seeks to eliminate disability and untimely death due to nutrition-sensitive chronic disease.

To serve our community by empowering people to live healthier, more productive lives.

Core 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 pursue innovation.

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

We embrace diversity.

We are collectively stronger through our inclusive environment that respects different perspectives, cultures and backgrounds.

We act with integrity.

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

We pledge accountability.

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

Guiding Principles
Our guiding principles that frame all decision-making are based on our purpose, these values and a mutual respect for each individual’s contribution to the fulfillment of our mission.