Open Hand has been a signature project since RY 2016, so RY 2018 is the third and final year of our involvement. Events are arranged each month to give Rotarians an opportunity to volunteer in preparing, packaging, or delivering meals to clients.
Open Hand was founded in 1988 and now serves almost 2 million healthy meals annually cross 19 Georgia counties. More than 50% of Open Hand clients are elderly.
Buckhead Rotarians and their friends and family members have helped to cook food, prepare portion controlled meals, package meals, prepare shipments, and deliver meals to homebound clients. Some of our members have engaged employees from their work places to assist. Dr. Lewis Brown took his entire practice staff for an afternoon at Open Hand and Chandler Rudd and his USAA Atlanta office staff worked one day.
RC Buckhead has pledged $75,000 to Open Hand over the three year life of the project. Open Hand dedicates over 90% of the funds it receives to the cost of food delivered to its clients making it one of the most efficient charitable organizations in the country.