February 16th, 2017 By Jack Morton
We go about our busy lives racing from meeting to meeting, worried about so many things that are “important” in the moment. But at the end of the day, we have shelter, meals, and are surrounded by people at work, home, and in our community that care about us.
I am beyond grateful that so many friends from Jack Morton West Coast took time again this year (for the second year!) to volunteer at Project Open Hand. Every day, Project Open Hand prepares 2,500 nutritious meals and provides 200 bags of healthy groceries to help sustain their clients as they battle serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging.
Many of these people are living below the poverty level in San Francisco – one of the most expensive cities – and need this nutrition to survive. These meals are like medicine allowing clients to get stronger and lead healthier lives.
Every day, Project Open Hand organizes 125 volunteers to prepare food, sort groceries, offer delivery services, and assist with miscellaneous office/marketing efforts. Our West Coast team of 30 volunteers spent one morning assisting Project Open Hand with preparing food, helping shoppers find what they need in the organization’s grocery store, and mailing letters to the donors who help keep the organization running.
We look forward to this opportunity every year and can’t wait to volunteer with our friends at Project Open Hand again!