Kippy Marks play 25th Annual Hand to Hand Luncheon

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Fairmount San Franciscop

Project Open Hand is proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of the beloved Hand to Hand Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 14 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason St.). Proceeds from the luncheon support Project Open Hand and their efforts to serve meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Sponsorship levels range from $5,000 to $50,000. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact David Newcomb at or 415-447-2470.

Emceed by Bay Area radio legend and San Francisco Giants announcer Renel Brooks-Moon, the Hand to Hand Luncheon will feature a keynote address from Cat Cora, the world-renowned first female Iron Chef on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” and will honor four community leaders, including Linda Glick, Barbara A. Garcia, Giants Enterprises, and Gilead Sciences, Inc.

“We are honored that Chef Cat Cora will be participating in Project Open Hand’s 25th Anniversary Hand to Hand Holiday Luncheon,” said Project Open Hand CEO Mark Ryle. “Known for her exuberance and commitment to healthy living through food, Chef Cora shares our passion to nourish and engage the San Francisco and Oakland community, ensuring that all communities throughout the Bay Area, have access to healthy nutritious meals. Additionally, this year’s honorees exemplify and care deeply about the community, our clients and our mission to assist them to lead stronger, healthier lives and we are proud to pay tribute to them this year.”