KMS Gives Back at Open Hand Atlanta
On Tuesday, February 25 the KMS team traded our laptops and coffee cups for hairnets and food scales to volunteer with Open Hand Atlanta.
About Open Hand
Open Hand provides meals to homebound seniors, people with disabilities, those living with chronic illnesses, and at-risk families.
The organization was founded in 1988 to provide meals to individuals suffering from AIDs who were no longer able to cook for themselves. Over the last 30+ years, the Atlanta-based organization has grown into one of the largest community-based meal providers in the county, serving over 5,000 meals each day.
With hairnets (and beard-nets) secured in place, the KMS team got to work…after a team selfie of course.
Open Hand works with certified nutritionists to ensure each meal supports individual clients’ health. Some of us were in the cooler packing shipments, while others were on the packing floor sorting meals for delivery and a few were on the assembly line portioning out servings for the meal kits.
By the end of the day, our team had helped to pack 1,347 meals.
KMS Gives and Pledge 1%
Volunteering with Open Hand is one way the KMS team is working towards meeting our goal of donating 1% of employee time to charity.
But our goal encompasses more than just donating our time. In 2015, KMS joined Pledge 1% and committed to donating 1% of time, profit, equity, and product to charitable organizations in our community.
Open Hand was our first project of 2020, but there will be many more to come!
Read more about KMS’s commitment to corporate citizenship or how KMS President, Josh Lieberman champions giving back at KMS.
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