Open Hand Atlanta believes everyone deserves access to proper nutrition. No matter your age. No matter where you call home. And no matter your health condition.
With the help of 8,000+ volunteers annually, Open Hand prepares, packs, and delivers over 5,500 healthy meals each day throughout 19 North Georgia counties to those who might otherwise go without.
We are passionate about building a healthier community. Through people-centered services and partnerships, we also ensure access to nutrition education, empowering our clients and the community to achieve personal goals for health, wellness, and quality of life.
Open Hand’s legacy of service began over 28 years ago when our founder, Michael Edwards-Pruitt, was joined by several of his friends to cook meals for neighbors who were living with HIV/AIDS. From that noble and caring effort, a nutrition agency was born that has since grown to become the primary provider of medically-appropriate meals and nutrition education for our friends and neighbors in metro Atlanta who are homebound, living with chronic disease, or in need of wellness education and support.