Re-Launch Anticipated Late Summer
So much is happening behind the scenes here at Open Hand and Good Measure Meals!
March 17, 2020
Much is changing rapidly with our community's response to the COVID-19 crisis, and the Good Measure Meals team made the difficult decision to indefinitely suspend all Good Measure Meals orders to focus the entirety of our resources on meal production and distribution for the vulnerable populations served by Open Hand Atlanta.
As a result, the last deliveries temporarily for Good Measure Meals customers were Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Thanks to your purchase of Good Measure Meals' product offerings, you have helped Open Hand continue to provide health-promoting meals for under-served individuals dealing with chronic disease and/or disabilities as well as home-bound seniors - the very populations most at-risk for COVID-19.
We are in the process of increasing production of Open Hand meals so that we can ensure clients have the nutrition they need over an extended period of time. Open Hand Atlanta has greatly condensed its schedule of operations and extended its production hours in order to produce and deliver a greater number of emergency and shelf-stable meals in a shorter period of time. This will help mitigate potential risk for staff and volunteers while enabling Open Hand to honor its commitment to provide emergency nutrition to thousands of Atlanta-area clients, a majority of whom are food insecure and medically fragile.
We understand that this decision has many complex and deeply personal implications for each of our customers, and we are here to answer any questions or provide any resources that may be able to assist in the coming days and weeks.
This was and is difficult for us, but until we’re able to fire up our Good Measure Meals menus again, we hope you will join us in rallying wholeheartedly behind those most in need in our communities in whatever ways we can with whatever limited resources we have available to us.
Take good care, and we're confident that we'll be back before you know it! In the meantime, we look forward to staying in touch with helpful wellness tips to help us all cope during these uncertain times.
There are several hundred volunteer openings available, and we sure could use your help to fill them. We would sincerely appreciate the support from anyone who is healthy and willing to help.
If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to schedule your group to volunteer with us, please contact Volunteer Services directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-872-2707. Thank you so much for your willingness to help during this crucial time! ❤️