Accelo Gives Back

Accelo Serves: Project Open Hand

23-Jan 2020

One of Accelo’s core values is Serve—both our clients and our communities. While it’s vital to serve our companies and co-workers, it’s important to remember that help is needed outside the office, too. That’s why a handful of our employees from the San Francisco office spent their morning at Project Open Hand, where they put on their gloves, hats, and hairnets to help prepare meals for those in need.

Project Open Hand was founded by a San Francisco native, who began to notice that her own neighbors were suffering from malnutrition. She started the nonprofit organization in 1985, and today it prepares over 2,500 nutritious meals and 200 bags of groceries daily to help those who have serious illnesses or are facing other health challenges. Project Open Hand services the San Francisco and Oakland area.  

From left to right: Danielle Oruska, Dave Donnelly, Christa Balingit, Bonnie Zhang, Joshua Tan, Pat Doyle

“Project Open Hand is a satisfying way to give back to the community. They provide nutritious meals to those in need and are actively improving the health of others. I’m proud that Accelo recognizes the power of giving back, and encourages employees to go out and make a difference.”

-Bonnie Zhang, People Ops Associate

Our team showed up bright and early for their morning shifts. The day started with a brief introduction to the organization, its mission, and who it impacts. From there, it was straight to business. After putting on the necessary gear—hairnets, beard nets, gloves, and aprons—our team began with prepping bell peppers and onions that would be used in the meals that were going out that day. There was also work to be done with transferring hundreds of chicken strips neatly into storage bins for later use. It was an eventful and satisfying day for the San Francisco team.

Are you looking to join a company that encourages its employees to serve the community they live in? Accelo is hiring across all three of our offices—San Francisco, Denver, and Wollongong. Check out our open roles here

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