Open Hand

Open Hand helps people prevent or better manage chronic disease through home-delivered meals and nutrition education. A new client management system can reduce food waste and deliver critical business intelligence for management. Total Amount Needed $25,000 Adopt Today View All Nonprofit Projects

Project Scope

Each year Open Hand serves over 1.75 million meals across 19 counties. Creating nutritionally-balanced meals for a variety of conditions is a complex operation that requires robust systems. Systems must drive all phases of the operation from procurement of ingredients to cooking, packaging and delivering meals.

TechBridge has partnered with Open Hand for more than three years to document processes, create an IT roadmap and provide IT leadership.

Your adoption of this crucial project will allow Open Hand to:

  • Increase earned revenue
  • Improve client satisfaction and retention
  • Reduce food waste
  • Reduce cost of each transaction
  • Deliver reliable reports for management to drive decisions
  • This adoption will allow Open Hand to kick off this new project. Additional funding is anticipated through Open Hand donors and funders.

Project Solution

TechBridge will partner with Open Hand to create a new custom client and meal order management database, client portal and systems integrations to existing accounting and meal planning solutions.

About the Nonprofit

For more than 27 years, Open Hand has helped people prevent or better manage chronic disease through comprehensive nutrition care which combines home-delivered meals and nutrition education as a means to reinforce the connection between informed food choices and improved quality of life. Open Hand’s vision is to eliminate disability and untimely death caused by nutrition-sensitive chronic disease.

Last year, more than 3,400 persons with chronic/critical illnesses/disabilities in Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Oconee, Paulding, Polk, Rockdale, and Walton counties in Georgia benefited from Open Hand’s nutrition programs.