Open Hand also means health, hope, dignity and independence.
Open Hand has grown with the city, evolving into the largest producer and distributor of home-delivered meals in the United States. Each and every day, the organization -- with the help of over 125 volunteers -- prepares and delivers more than 5,500 freshly cooked, nutritious meals to people in metro-Atlanta whose health complications have impaired their ability to prepare meals for themselves. In fact, Open Hand recently delivered our milestone 20 millionth meal with the help of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
he contact that our volunteers and staff members share with each one of our clients is often as rewarding as the nutrition itself. Changing a light bulb, helping with a chore...or just sharing a hug. Consistent daily interaction provides each of them with health, dignity, hope and independence.
Our clients include homebound seniors, persons with chronic, critical and terminal illnesses, the disabled, and dependent children - 94% of whom live below the federal poverty level.
With only 30% of Open Hand's annual budget coming from corporate and government sources, the organization relies on contributions from individuals in order to continue to serve the community. And Dining Out for Life -- one of our largest annual fundraising events -- plays a vital role in helping us bridge that funding gap.
We hope you'll make a point dine out or volunteer next year in support of Open Hand!
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