Open Hand has long stretched our organizational capacity to meet the ever-growing need to support at-risk Georgians with the health and nutrition they need. The constraints of our current location, which were exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraged us to reexamine how and where we serve our clients. After an extensive search, Open Hand has launched The Healing Power of Food, a $19.5 million comprehensive campaign to fund our relocation to the Westside of Atlanta and support the necessary renovations at the new site for our growing operations.
Our new home is a 43,000-square-foot facility located at 1380 West Marietta Street, adjacent to the Grove Park Neighborhood and Westside Park, making it centrally located to our service area. The new location is uniquely outfitted with an industrial kitchen and will allow us to double our warehouse space and increase our freezer/cooler capacity by 8,000 square feet. The new site also features a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, for our critical nutrition support programs. It also provides us with eight loading docks which will dramatically enhance workflow as Open Hand expands our ability to deliver meals locally and ship meals statewide while simultaneously processing incoming deliveries of thousands of pounds of food product to be cooked, packed, and delivered with love – free of charge - to those we serve on a weekly basis.
We invite you to join us as we enter this next chapter of our history through your support of this campaign.