I just learned that an incredible organization here in San Francisco that truly makes a difference, is in great need of volunteers. I'm talking about Project Open Hand, that wonderful service started by Ruth Brinker in response to the initial AIDS crisis and which continues to serve 2,500 nutritious meals and provide 400 bags of healthy groceries not only to those living with HIV/AIDS but also seniors and people fighting diabetes, cancers, heart disease, and many other serious illnesses.
Right now they need folks to step up and help them fill several volunteer slots on their kitchen's midday prep team. Consider joining them to slice and dice produce and assemble "meals with love" for sick and elderly neighbors. Shifts are available Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 2:30pm and lunch is included before this shift.
This is such a great way to give back to the community and you can get started by attending their volunteer orientation, held every Wednesday at 6pm at 730 Polk Street. More information is available HERE. You might also consider making a donation!