Promoting good food and health in our community
In 2010, Open Arms moved into its brand new facility at 2500 Bloomington Avenue, gaining a beautiful state-of-the-art kitchen, enormous walk-in refrigerators and pantry space, and spacious conference rooms.
We immediately recognized that this beautiful building increased our capacity to do more — not only for our clients, but also for our Phillips Neighborhood and Twin Cities community.
Here are a few of the ways in which we are using our facility to give back to the community:
Summer Meal Programs
In 2012, Open Arms supported Phillips Neighborhood families with free meals for kids for the second summer in a row. In partnership with The East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center, Waite House Neighborhood Center and the Minnesota Department of Education, the program served 6,832 free meals to about 300 children at the Center and Waite House, ensuring that kids who rely on school lunches during the school year stayed well-nourished.
Phillips Neighborhood Associations
Members of the Phillips Neighborhood Associations use our conference rooms for their monthly meetings.