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 About Us 

We are dedicated to making a positive impact in the Tri-Valley community. We understand that poverty and hunger exist, even if they are often overlooked. Our organization is committed to being inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, and liberating ("IDEAL"). We strive to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. Through our various programs and initiatives, we provide meals and support to thousands of individuals and families facing food insecurity. By addressing the root causes of hunger, we aim to create a brighter future for everyone. 

Our Mission

Equitable access to nutritious food today, while building a food secure tomorrow.

Our Vision

Open Heart Kitchen will work with Community Partners to meet the most basic needs of vulnerable people in our community by empowering them to build better futures.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Dignity – Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

  • Innovation – Ending hunger requires innovative solutions.

  • Advocacy – Ending hunger requires action to create systemic change.

  • Collaboration – Hunger is linked to numerous issues and the only way to solve hunger is to work with partners to address issues of health, housing, and employment.

Our Story

Founded in 1995 as a small, grassroots effort to address hunger in Livermore, Open Heart Kitchen serves free meals and groceries at multiple locations in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, California. 

Guests come from all walks of life, and Open Heart Kitchen has become a safety net to those facing challenging times. Open Heart Kitchen served more than 418,000 meals in 2023.

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