Thanks to funding from the Department of Disability and Aging Services (DAS), Harry Jeanette Weiberg, and other private funders, we have built a brand new 16x30 foot walk-in freezer and a 11x16 foot fridge at 730 Polk Street to increase our storage capacity.
The new freezer can hold more than 12,000 frozen medically tailored meals and the new fridge will be utilized for storing raw ingredients, produce, and any dairy products.
DAS, a long-time supporter of Project Open Hand, has continued to help us respond to the on going COVID-19 Crisis. Along with the new storage capacity, they also provided funding for the rental of a 40-foot freezer trailer that can store up to 20,000 meals during the initial months of the pandemic.
“DAS provided a lifeline for us. Their support of our organization during Covid allowed us to make that pivot. It changed the game on how we can help service our clients,” Lea Walker, Director, Kitchen Operations