California: Project Open Hand Marks 25 Years
October 1, 2010
A quarter-century after retired grandmother Ruth Brinker launched it to help feed people living with AIDS, Project Open Hand will mark its 25th anniversary with events at its facilities in San Francisco and Oakland. The agency was the first of its kind when it was founded, said Executive Director Tom Nolan, but today there are "well over 100" such groups in the United States, plus others scattered around the world. In addition to its original outreach to HIV/AIDS patients, POH serves those with breast cancer as well as other homebound, critically ill people, with 850 volunteers delivering thousands of meals in the Bay Area weekly. The open house gatherings will be held on Oct. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 730 Polk St., San Francisco, and on Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1921 San Pablo Ave., Oakland. Guests should RSVP by Oct. 5; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 415-447-2316.
Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco)
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