Open Hand Atlanta raises $540,000 during annual Party in the Kitchen fundraiser

Open Hand Atlanta raises $540,000 during annual Party in the Kitchen fundraiser

Local organization provides access to home-delivered, health-promoting meals as well as nutrition education to Atlantans in need

ATLANTA (October 24, 2019) – Atlantans enjoyed an evening of fine fare and hand-crafted cocktails during Open Hand Atlanta’s 16th annual Party in the Kitchen fundraiser on September 26. The signature benefit raised a total of $540,000 to support the nonprofit’s programs which provide access to home-delivered, health-promoting meals as well as nutrition education to Atlantans living with or disabled by chronic disease, homebound seniors and at-risk youth and families.

“It’s always so uplifting to see the community come together each year to support Open Hand,” said Executive Director Matt Pieper. “Through everyone’s generous donations, we’re able to continue to grow and improve our programs that help Atlantans in need each year.”

Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Nan Street and Carmen Titelman, led a spectacular evening honoring Open Hand Atlanta’s long-time supporters Mary and Jay Williams. Attendees had the opportunity to mix and mingle with local chefs and try dishes from more than 20 of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, including Aria, Rathbun’s, Local Three Kitchen & Bar, The General Muir and Osteria Mattone.

The live auction included several one-of-a-kind experiences, such as exclusive in-home dinners prepared by renowned chefs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, a getaway to Alys Beach and a weekend of fishing, dining and relaxing on St. Simons Island. Silent auction highlights included artwork by Steve Penley, chef table dining experiences, beach vacations and more.

Proceeds from Party in the Kitchen help the organization and its thousands of volunteers continue to prepare, pack and deliver over 5,000 healthy meals every day to the most vulnerable populations across 19 north Georgia counties. For more information on Party in the Kitchen and Open Hand Atlanta, as well as events and volunteer opportunities, please visit partyinthekitchen.org and openhandatlanta.org or connect via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Open Hand Atlanta

Open Hand Atlanta‚Äôs mission is simple: We Cook. We Deliver. We Teach. We Care. As one of the largest community-based nutrition agencies in the country, Open Hand works to help people prevent or better manage chronic disease and improve their quality of life through tailored nutrition interventions. These include a wide variety of health-promoting meal plans as well as nutrition counseling and coaching. With the help of 10,000+ annual volunteers, Open Hand now prepares, packages and delivers 5,000+ meals per day in 19 metro-Atlanta counties. To learn more about Open Hand Atlanta programs, call 404-872-8089 or visit openhandatlanta.org. Open Hand is located at 181 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324.