News & Events

Find out what’s cooking at Open Arms

Welcome to the News & Events page, where you can get the latest news about Open Arms, read our most recent blog posts and learn about upcoming events.


You’re invited: Toast! A Volunteer Celebration

Toast: Showdown on a Stick

Three cheers to you, as a dedicated volunteer, for all you do to support the Open Arms community. You make it possible to serve our clients and we’d like to celebrate all you do for us. Let us cook for … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #299: Creamy Avocado Pasta with Shrimp

By Abigail Cole, PhD, Dietetic Intern [Iowa State University (ISPP)] Here is a wonderful summer recipe to use avocados and cilantro in a new way. The resulting pasta dish is rich, creamy, and delicious. Paired with a glass of white … Continue reading

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18 years of steadfast service: Lisa’s volunteer story

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By Ashley Hackett, Photojournalism Intern Volunteer Lisa Genis has found a strong sense of community in her more than 18 years of involvement at Open Arms.  She has seen the organization grow exponentially in size and influence and move to a larger and … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #298: 10 Ways to Use Corn This Summer

Corn on the cob

By Sharifa Simon, Dietetic Intern [Normandale Community College] Corn on the cob is a beloved summer staple in Minnesota. Whether it’s from the fair or cooked at home, we can’t get enough! But corn doesn’t have to be a plain … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #297: Berry Berry Summer Smoothie

By Bailey Weirens, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Growing up in Minnesota, I spent the entirety of winter looking forward to warmer days ahead. And now they’re here! Whether I am out rollerblading or relaxing by … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #296: Lemon-Lime Marinated Chicken with Potatoes & Onions

Lemon Lime Chicken

As part of our commitment to increasing access to healthy food in the community, Open Arms partners with The Food Group to be a monthly Fare For All pick up site. Whether you’re a volunteer, client, supporter or neighbor of Open Arms, you are … Continue reading

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Salad Spinner: An indoor cycling fundraiser

UPDATE: We are postponing Salad Spinner until January. If you’d like to be notified about the chance to ride for Open Arms this winter, please contact Deandra at deandra@openarmsmn.org. Thanks for your interest! Join Open Arms and CycleBar Uptown MPLS for … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #295: Stir-Fried Snow Peas and Shrimp with Ginger

By Theresa Menke, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] With warmer weather comes more fresh produce! It’s time to make room for fresh dishes featuring your favorite veggies. Snow peas are a spring favorite. They’re crunchy and sweet to … Continue reading

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Special Volunteer Opportunity: PRIDE Parade

We are seeking volunteers to march with us in the PRIDE parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Proudly dance down Hennepin Ave with us dressed as a vegetable or a chef and support Open Arms’ legacy and commitment to the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #294: Roasted Rhubarb with Dates and Yogurt

By Theresa Menke, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – Fairview] May is here and spring is in full swing! Time to thaw out the recipe book and ring in the season with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Rhubarb is a delicious springtime favorite, … Continue reading

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