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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.


Weekly Recipe #244: Indian-Spiced Sweet Potato Bread

By Jillian Tholen, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] When I got my first whiff of the Indian spice garam masala, I thought it would go well with the sweet, nutty flavor of something like pumpkin or sweet potato. … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday, Open Arms!

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Posted 2.1.2016 2016 is a big year: it’s Open Arms’ 30th birthday as an organization! We have much to celebrate together. Thanks to the support of our community over the past three decades, we’ve prepared and delivered more than 4 million … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #243: Hearty Beef Stew

By Haley Snell, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] I’m going to preface this week’s recipe with a poem: As winter arrives and the cold turns you numb, nothing thaws you better than the thought of hot food … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #242: Spinach Orange Muffins

By Laura Weigold, Dietetic Intern [University of Michigan School of Public Health] Growing up, I was an incredibly picky eater. I wanted nothing to do with vegetables and would only tolerate a small variety of fruit. So it was a … Continue reading

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Teen Night in the Open Arms Kitchen

We’re hosting our next teen night for youth ages 13 and up who want to get into the Open Arms kitchen! Grab a friend and join us from 5–7 p.m on Wednesday, February 3 for a special shift designed for teens. After a quick … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #241: Curry Maple Sweet Potato Soup

Maple Curry Sweet Potato Soup

By Rand Santor, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] I grew up in the mountainous state of Vermont and during the winter my friends and I spent a great amount of time hiking and snowboarding on the … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #240: Avocado & Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

by Teresa Klarenbeek, Dietetic Intern [Minneapolis VA Heath Care System] Chicken breasts are great…until you overcook them. Have you ever found yourself either choking one down with lots of water or adding so much sauce that you just made your healthy meat … Continue reading

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Fare For All at Open Arms

Fare For All

Once a month, Open Arms is a site for community members to purchase food through Fare for All, a service that aims to make healthy food more accessible and affordable to all by offering monthly packages of discounted produce and proteins. They buy fresh … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #239: Butternut Squash & Kale Pizza

by Alaine Keogh,  Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota Medical Center – Fairview] Butternut squash is a classic winter ingredient that works in a variety of dishes: stew, chili, lasagna, or as a side dish. Another fun way to incorporate the gourd into your … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a volunteer role outside of our normal shifts? Contact Lila at lila@openarmsmn.org or 612-767-7330 if you are interested in the following opportunity: Fare for All Assistant Once a month, Open Arms is a site for community members to purchase food through … Continue reading

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