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  • Improving Lives One Meal at a Time

    Fundraiser

    South Georgia has been devastated by the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, but with the help of our healthcare partner we’ve been able to enroll people like Mario in Open Hand’s six-week, evidence-based Cooking Matters and Produce Prescription program. Mario, who struggled with diabetes and high blood pressure, saw marked improvements in his blood sugar and blood pressure in just a few short weeks. In fact, after learning the skills he needed to cook delicious, affordable, and nutritious meals through Cooking Matters, even his eyesight improved. With your support, Open Hand Atlanta continues to be a lifeline for our vulnerable, underserved friends and neighbors like Mario. Make a gift today to help provide our essential, life-changing medically-tailored meals and nutrition education interventions across Georgia to people like Mario.

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  • Improving Lives One Meal at a Time

    Fundraiser

    South Georgia has been devastated by the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, but with the help of our healthcare partner we’ve been able to enroll people like Mario in Open Hand’s six-week, evidence-based Cooking Matters and Produce Prescription program. Mario, who struggled with diabetes and high blood pressure, saw marked improvements in his blood sugar and blood pressure in just a few short weeks. In fact, after learning the skills he needed to cook delicious, affordable, and nutritious meals through Cooking Matters, even his eyesight improved. With your support, Open Hand Atlanta continues to be a lifeline for our vulnerable, underserved friends and neighbors like Mario. Make a gift today to help provide our essential, life-changing medically-tailored meals and nutrition education interventions across Georgia to people like Mario.

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  • Improving Lives One Meal at a Time

    Fundraiser

    South Georgia has been devastated by the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, but with the help of our healthcare partner we’ve been able to enroll people like Mario in Open Hand’s six-week, evidence-based Cooking Matters and Produce Prescription program. Mario, who struggled with diabetes and high blood pressure, saw marked improvements in his blood sugar and blood pressure in just a few short weeks. In fact, after learning the skills he needed to cook delicious, affordable, and nutritious meals through Cooking Matters, even his eyesight improved. With your support, Open Hand Atlanta continues to be a lifeline for our vulnerable, underserved friends and neighbors like Mario. Make a gift today to help provide our essential, life-changing medically-tailored meals and nutrition education interventions across Georgia to people like Mario.

    1649701361
  • Your Essential Support

    Fundraiser

    Open Hand Atlanta is facing an urgent need that requires our immediate attention and your continued support. Our delivery drivers and volunteers travel all across Metro Atlanta and beyond to deliver meals to our clients every day. Delivering these meals is essential to our mission, but the ever-increasing rise in gasoline and food prices is causing an unexpected financial hardship on our current resources and therefore threatening our ability to provide the nutritious meals that our clients desperately need. We are determined to provide healthy and nutritious meals, free of charge, to those that are in need, but we can’t do it without your help. I ask that you consider making a donation today to help us combat these rising prices. By doing so, you help us continue to do this essential health-promoting, life-giving work for our neighbors here in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia. Thank you again for your impact on the wellbeing of our clients, and for your continued partnership and belief in Open Hand Atlanta.

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  • Your Essential Support

    Fundraiser

    Open Hand Atlanta is facing an urgent need that requires our immediate attention and your continued support. Our delivery drivers and volunteers travel all across Metro Atlanta and beyond to deliver meals to our clients every day. Delivering these meals is essential to our mission, but the ever-increasing rise in gasoline and food prices is causing an unexpected financial hardship on our current resources and therefore threatening our ability to provide the nutritious meals that our clients desperately need. We are determined to provide healthy and nutritious meals, free of charge, to those that are in need, but we can’t do it without your help. I ask that you consider making a donation today to help us combat these rising prices. By doing so, you help us continue to do this essential health-promoting, life-giving work for our neighbors here in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia. Thank you again for your impact on the wellbeing of our clients, and for your continued partnership and belief in Open Hand Atlanta.

    1648662151
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Fundraiser

    We consider ourselves lucky to have supporters as dedicated as you to the health and wellbeing of our medically-fragile, disabled, senior, and otherwise homebound friends and neighbors. It’s because of your giving that in 2021, we were able to serve more people than ever before in our history, and deliver nearly 1.5 million healthy and nourishing medically-tailored meals. Make a gift today to support our essential work as we continue to support our friends and neighbors with the medically-tailored meals and nutrition education they need.

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  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Fundraiser

    We consider ourselves lucky to have volunteers as dedicated as you to the health and wellbeing of our medically-fragile, disabled, senior, and otherwise homebound friends and neighbors. It’s because of the time you’ve given and the care you’ve shown that in 2021, we were able to serve more people than ever before in our history, and deliver nearly 1.5 million healthy and nourishing medically-tailored meals. Make a gift today to support our essential work as we continue to support our friends and neighbors with the medically-tailored meals and nutrition education they need. 

    1647351519
  • Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Fundraiser

    We consider ourselves lucky to have supporters as dedicated as you to the health and wellbeing of our medically-fragile, disabled, senior, and otherwise homebound friends and neighbors. It’s because of your giving that in 2021, we were able to serve more people than ever before in our history, and deliver nearly 1.5 million healthy and nourishing medically-tailored meals. Make a gift today to support our essential work as we continue to support our friends and neighbors with the medically-tailored meals and nutrition education they need.

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  • Improving Lives One Meal at a Time

    Fundraiser

    South Georgia has been devastated by the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, but with the help of our healthcare partner we’ve been able to enroll people like Mario in Open Hand’s six-week, evidence-based Cooking Matters and Produce Prescription program. Mario, who struggled with diabetes and high blood pressure, saw marked improvements in his blood sugar and blood pressure in just a few short weeks. In fact, after learning the skills he needed to cook delicious, affordable, and nutritious meals through Cooking Matters, even his eyesight improved. With your support, Open Hand Atlanta continues to be a lifeline for our vulnerable, underserved friends and neighbors like Mario. Make a gift today to support our essential, life-changing medically-tailored meals and nutrition education interventions.

    1647288107
  • We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care.

    Fundraiser

    Open Hand Atlanta cooks over 5,000 home-delivered, medically-tailored meals daily for our neighbors living with chronic illness, disability, and our seniors. We empower our vulnerable neighbors to live healthier, more independent lives through nutrition education, coaching, and countless community partnerships. Our mission is simple: We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care. When you support Open Hand, you’re helping us provide essential support to those at-risk individuals and families who lack proper access to the nutrition they need. More than that, you show our most vulnerable neighbors that you care. You care, we care, and together we will share that with those most in need in our Atlanta community. We believe in nutrition for all. Will you join us and, if you’re able, give a gift today?

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  • We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care.

    Fundraiser

    Open Hand Atlanta cooks over 5,000 home-delivered, medically-tailored meals daily for our neighbors living with chronic illness, disability, and our seniors. We empower our vulnerable neighbors to live healthier, more independent lives through nutrition education, coaching, and countless community partnerships. Our mission is simple: We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care. When you support Open Hand, you’re helping us provide essential support to those at-risk individuals and families who lack proper access to the nutrition they need. More than that, you show our most vulnerable neighbors that you care. You care, we care, and together we will share that with those most in need in our Atlanta community. We believe in nutrition for all. Will you join us and, if you’re able, give a gift today?

    1646860182
  • Dragon Con Supports Open Hand

    Fundraiser

    Open Hand Atlanta's mission simply states: "We cook. We deliver. We teach. We Care". For over 3 decades, Open Hand has been serving food-insecure, low-income, and chronically ill individuals by providing access to nutritious, health-promoting meals at no cost to the recipient. Of those Open Hand serves, 99.7% are low-income and live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. While these last two years have been challenging for us all, it has been especially difficult for those who suffered from food-insecurity, underlying health conditions and poverty before the COVID crisis even began. Open Hand produces 5,000 meals per day to serve these vulnerable individuals and families throughout the community, to ensure that no client goes without a nutritious meal. Every day Open Hand Atlanta fulfills the most basic need for thousands of low-income, chronically ill individuals. At Dragon Con, we raise money for our designated charity throughout via auctions and other events. In 2022, funds will be donated to Open Hand Atlanta.To learn more about Open Hand Atlanta, please visit www.openhandatlanta.orgOpen Hand is committed to being exceptional stewards of your contribution, with 92 cents of each dollar you donate going directly to client programs and services.

    $52
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  • Party in the Kitchen 2022

    Fundraiser

    On Thursday, September 29, Open Hand will host its 19th annual culinary-focused fundraising event – Party in the Kitchen. Join us at American Spirit Works in your casually elegant white attire and enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by some of the city’s most talented chefs and mixologists, including Kevin Rathbun, Gerry Klaskala, Chris Hall, Peter Kaiser and more. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on exciting silent auction items that include travel and entertainment packages.Main Event - Thursday, September 29, 20227:00 PM - Main Event Tickets are $300 each and include access to all of the chefs and mixologistsPatron Reception - Thursday, September 29, 2022The Stave Room at American Spirit Works5:30 PMPatron packages are $1,500 and include two tickets to the main event, access to all chefs and mixologists, and early access to the VIP Patron Reception.Dress: Casually elegant attireEvent Co-Chairs:Tom AbramsSandra BaldwinChef Gerry KlaskalaChef Kevin RathbunAdditional sponsorship levels are available. Please contact Stacy Weenick at sweenick@openhandatlanta.org for more information.

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  • The Heart of Our Mission: Food Is Love

    Fundraiser

    At Open Hand Atlanta, one act of love started it all: a friend simply cooking for a friend. Thirty-four years later, that one small act has created a major and lasting impact. Now Open Hand provides medically-tailored meals, fresh produce, and nutrition education to thousands of our chronically-ill, disabled, senior, or otherwise homebound friends and neighbors in need. But the heart of our mission remains the same: Food is Love. Make a donation this Valentine’s Day so that those Open Hand serves continue to have ease of access to the healthy pantry items, fresh produce, and nutritious meals upon which they rely for their health and wellbeing. Together, we can show our clients that food is indeed love.

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  • The Heart of Our Mission: Food Is Love

    Fundraiser

    At Open Hand Atlanta, one act of love started it all: a friend simply cooking for a friend. Thirty-four years later, that one small act has created a major and lasting impact. Now Open Hand provides medically-tailored meals, fresh produce, and nutrition education to thousands of our chronically-ill, disabled, senior, or otherwise homebound friends and neighbors in need. But the heart of our mission remains the same: Food is Love. Make a donation this Valentine’s Day so that those Open Hand serves continue to have ease of access to the healthy pantry items, fresh produce, and nutritious meals upon which they rely for their health and wellbeing. Together, we can show our clients that food is indeed love.

    1644521098
  • Dining Out For Life 2022

    Group Fundraiser

    On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, thousands of people will choose from a list of participating restaurants and dine out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner knowing that the restaurant is donating a percentage of their bill to help Open Hand continue to provide more than 5,000 nutritious meals each day. With the current challenges posed to the city’s food service industry, we understand that our generous restaurants are not in a position to make their typical donation of 25% of your purchase this year but will donate what they can. Open Hand encourages you to safely Dine In at participating restaurants or enjoy take-out, curbside pick-up or delivery on April 27, 2022. Traditionally, a day to dine out and do good, thousands of people have dined out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner knowing that participating restaurants were donating a minimum of 25% of their bill to help Open Hand provide nearly 5,000 nutritious meals daily and empower our neighbors battling chronic disease and disability to live healthier, more independent lives. This year, we are focusing our efforts on joining the community together to “Dine In or Take Out” and do good for the generous restaurant partners that have supported Open Hand over the last three decades. We hope that you will consider making a donation to Open Hand on their behalf. No matter how large or small, funds raised during Dining Out For Life help ensure that our clients – those most vulnerable to this virus – have the meals they need and the peace of mind knowing that we are still here for them during this time of crisis.

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  • Thank You for Your Support in 2021!

    Fundraiser

    On behalf of the entire Open Hand family and the neighbors we serve, thank you for making 2021 a remarkable year. We overcame many challenges over the last 12 months, such as the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and supply chain issues. But because of your immense generosity, we served more at-risk individuals and families than ever before and we are proud to say that no client went without a meal. There's still much work to be done in 2022 to tackle the long-term barriers our neighbors face in accessing nutritious foods and living healthy, more fulfilled lives. But with compassionate supporters like you by our side, we can continue to rise to the challenge.

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  • Apogee Financial Partners Supports Open Hand Atlanta

    Fundraiser

    Open Hand Atlanta's mission simply states: "We cook. We deliver. We teach. We Care".  For over 3 decades, Open Hand has  been serving food-insecure, low-income, and chronically ill individuals by providing access to nutritious, health-promoting meals at no cost to the recipient.  Of those Open Hand serves, 99.7% are low-income and live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. While these last two years have been challenging for us all, it has been especially difficult for those who suffered from food-insecurity, underlying health conditions and poverty before the COVID crisis even began. Open Hand produces 5,000 meals per day to serve these vulnerable individuals and families throughout the community, to ensure that no client goes without a nutritious meal. Every day Open Hand Atlanta fulfills the most basic need for thousands of low-income, chronically ill individuals. As the year draws to a close, Apogee Financial Partners is proud to support Open Hand Atlanta and fulfill our promise to do good, be good, and make good. To learn more about Open Hand Atlanta, please visit www.openhandatlanta.orgOpen Hand is committed to being exceptional stewards of your contribution, with 92 cents of each dollar you donate going directly to client programs and services. 

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    949985
    1638983716
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  • We Cook. We Deliver. We Teach. We Care.

    Fundraiser

    Open Hand Atlanta cooks over 5,000 home-delivered, medically-tailored meals daily for our neighbors living with chronic illness, disability, and our seniors. We empower our vulnerable neighbors to live healthier, more independent lives through nutrition education, coaching, and countless community partnerships. Our mission is simple: We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care. When you support Open Hand, you’re helping us provide essential support to those at-risk individuals and families who lack proper access to the nutrition they need. More than that, you show our most vulnerable neighbors that you care. You care, we care, and together we will share that with those most in need in our Atlanta community. We believe in nutrition for all. Will you join us and, if you’re able, give a gift today?

    1615216815
  • ChandaLand Hunger Fund

    Fundraiser

    Accessing any of the local or federal food assistance programs during the COVID-19 crisis can be difficult at an already stressful time. Especially for the most vulnerable in our community -- most of whom are home-bound, disabled, or lack the transportation necessary to get to a food bank or access other resources.ChandaLand established this fund to support these individuals and families who may not qualify for other assistance as the pandemic continues to take a devastating toll on so many in our community. Your support is sincerely appreciated.Gregg Chandler**THE NEXT $2,500 IN DONATIONS WILL BE MATCHED**

    $7,329
    732861
    1609310938
  • Step Up to the Plate Fund

    Fundraiser

    Accessing any of the local or federal food assistance programs during the COVID-19 crisis can be difficult at an already stressful time. Especially for the most vulnerable in our community -- most of whom are home-bound, disabled, or lack the transportation necessary to get to a food bank, much less make it home with two sacks of groceries and two kids in tow.We have set up this fund to support these individuals and families who may not qualify for other assistance. Your support is sincerely appreciated.

    $30,599
    3059874
    1588014545
  • Our Core Support

    Fundraiser

    A recurring monthly gift is an impactful and simple way to support Open Hand and ensure that we can continue to provide the proper nutrition to those in our community who need it most.Think of the simplicity of your Netflix or Spotify subscription. Our CORE monthly giving program works in much the same way -- but we like to think of it as a subscription for good. It's easy to set up. You can make whatever size gift is comfortable for you, and you can change the amount of your monthly gift at any time. Your gift will be automatically charged to your credit card or drafted from your account just like any other monthly subscription. Of course, the big difference is that you are providing medically-tailored meals to the most medically fragile individuals in our community. Your support is the core of our organization and is what sustains our mission every day of the year. It’s not just about your monthly gift . . . it’s about love. You care, we care, and together we will bring that love to those most in need in our Atlanta community.

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  • New Driver Meal Delivery

    Volunteer

    Since a majority of our clients are homebound, our drivers are a critical part of the service we provide to the community. In fact, a volunteer driver is quite often the only person a client may see on any given day. When you drive, you will use your own vehicle and gas, and we will provide you with extremely detailed driving directions. Routes generally take around 2 hours to complete. You will deliver meals within the metro Atlanta area and we can work with you to find a route that you are most comfortable with. AvailabilityMonday-Saturday(no Sunday deliveries) Orientation/training begins at 10am Driver Requirements:•Volunteer drivers must be at least 25 years of age (there is no minimum age for passengers)•Volunteer drivers must carry at least $100,000 in vehicle liability insurance•Volunteer drivers must pass a Background Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check (see below)•Must have a valid driver’s license What to wear: Although there is no strict dress code for meal delivery, we simply ask that you remember that you are representing Open Hand to our clients and the community.PLEASE NOTE:•Our insurance carrier requires a Background Check and Motor Vehicle Record check to reduce our liability. This applies to the driver only. There is an annual fee (usually $23 depending on state of residency) associated with this process to keep your records current. In light of this expense, we are asking our Client Meal Delivery volunteers to help offset the cost for required Background Checks and Motor Vehicle Reports.•We make every effort to keep our administrative costs as low as possible - $.89 cents of every $1.00 we receive is designated towards our programs. Your payment helps us save administrative costs by providing an additional four meals for our low-income clients with nutritional needs. Thank you for your service and understanding of these safety measures.If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at (404) 872-2707 or email us at volunteerservices@openhandatlanta.org for further explanation or assistance.

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  • Community Service Volunteering

    Volunteer

    If you are interested in completing Court Appointed Community Service hours with Open Hand, you must first complete a mandatory Community Service Orientation before volunteering. You will be required to bring your driver’s license or photo ID, vehicle insurance if you hope to deliver meals, and a copy of your citation or court paperwork stating your charge. You will be required to authorize Open Hand to perform a Background Check. The Background Check costs $10.00*. If you wish to deliver meals, a Background Check and Motor Vehicle Report will be run; together costing around $23.00*.Additionally, we are only able to accept certain charges (listed below). If you have questions or are not sure if we can accept your charge, please contact Volunteer Services at (404) 872-2707 or volunteerservices@openhandatlanta.org• DUI’s• Reckless driving• Minor traffic violations• Minor in possession of alcohol• Marijuana less than an ouncePlease keep in mind, if you are completing hours for a new charge, Open Hand will need new copies of your license, insurance, and a copy of the new charge. If it has been more than a year, Open Hand will also require a new Background Check.* Payments can be made in cash or online.

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