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SCAN Health Plan awarded Project Open Hand last May with funding to engage and serve San Francisco's older adults (age 55+) diagnosed with cancer, and provide them with nutrition services, specifically medically tailored meals.

This program serves older adults living below the federal poverty level, including clients living on fixed incomes, where the high cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area leads to skipping meals, binging, rationing, or buying food with lower nutritional value.

Between June 2021 and January 2022, Project Open Hand provided 788 meals and 132 grocery bags for this project.

“Our service, which includes medically tailored meals, is so critical for the health of the population we are engaging through this project because they now have access to healthy and nutritious meals,” Director of Wellness Program Holly Calhoun said.

The project will continue through the end of June 2022 and is funded by SCAN Health Plan. One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, SCAN is dedicated to keeping seniors healthy and independent.


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