News & Events

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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 #276: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

By Yiwei Ma, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Are you ready for the holiday season? You probably have many parties and meals to plan for, but you have no reason to worry when you have this … Continue reading

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Family Volunteer Opportunity: Cookie Decorating

Looking for ways to introduce your kids to helping others? We’re hosting our second annual cookie decorating event, where you and your family can decorate cookies that will be sent out to clients. Join us for bag decorating, treats and … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #275: Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Beckie Magnuson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] With Thanksgiving right around the corner, desserts are on the mind. What if you could take fall dessert flavors and incorporate them into an easy breakfast treat? Well, you … Continue reading

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Nurse puts her time to good use during strike

Tois

When the Allina nursing strike began on Labor Day, Abbott Northwestern nurse Tois Smith decided to keep busy. A week after the strike began, she walked through the doors of Open Arms to attend a volunteer orientation. “Prior to the strike, I’ve … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #274: Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Caitlin Miller, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota] We’re in the thick of fall and pumpkin spice-flavored foods and beverages have taken over the supermarket and coffee shops. But this autumnal vegetable isn’t just a faddish flavoring – pumpkins pack a healthy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving is a very special time at Open Arms. We give all our clients the option of receiving either a frozen turkey with all the fixings the week before Thanksgiving or receiving a freshly-made meal on Thanksgiving day. To help … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #273: Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

By Jenna Schuder, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup on a crisp fall day! Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable packed with vitamin A. With the addition of black beans … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #272: Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

By Hillary Argyle, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota] In the autumn, I love to incorporate squashes of all varieties into my meals! Spaghetti squash is a delicious substitute for pasta that is full of the B vitamins, vitamins A and … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #271: Multigrain Apple Crisp

By Jenna Schuder, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Growing up in Minnesota, my favorite time of year has always been those beautiful days of fall when the weather turns crisp and the trees don their vibrant … Continue reading

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From Volunteer to Client: Jennifer’s Open Arms Journey

cherry-side

By Ashley Hackett, Open Arms Photojournalism Intern  Years ago, the aroma of berries and buttery pie crust wafted out of the bakery at Open Arms of Minnesota, and filled the facility with an unmistakable smell that meant one thing: the … Continue reading

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