Category Archives: News

Open Arms has NEW merch available NOW!

Open Arms has BRAND NEW swag for purchase on our website and in our building! From fresh t-shirts and cute tanks to snazzy hats and cool bandannas, now you can update your wardrobe and support your favorite local nonprofit organization … Continue reading

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Join our Lunch & Learn livestream series!

You are invited to have lunch with Open Arms of Minnesota! This summer, we are hosting a new livestream series called Lunch & Learn, which gives you behind-the-scenes access to the various gears that comprise the Open Arms engine. Whether … Continue reading

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An Open Arms milestone: 7 million meals delivered!

It’s been a challenging year for our clients and our community, but difficult situations often allow us to better appreciate the positive moments that help define who we are as a community. Last week was a perfect reminder of this. On Friday, Open Arms … Continue reading

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An important update for our volunteers (5/29)

The Open Arms building is safe, but we currently have no power. ALL VOLUNTEER SHIFTS TODAY ARE CANCELED, and we advise volunteers to follow updates here and on social media for possible further cancellations. Our clients are being informed of … Continue reading

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A special message from Leah Hébert Welles, Open Arms’ executive director

Our hearts are heavy at Open Arms. As an organization whose values include social responsibility, community and hope, we cannot stand silent when faced with injustice. We stand in solidarity with those mourning the loss of George Floyd. We extend … Continue reading

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The Nutrition Team offers tips and suggestions for healthy restaurant eating during COVID-19

Brianna Tobritzhofer, Open Arms’ Senior Manager of Nutrition Services, offers tips for healthy takeout and suggested meal choices from the Nutrition Team’s favorite neighborhood restaurants. Tips for healthy takeout: • Prioritize veggies: Opt to order something that includes veggies, either … Continue reading

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Take part in the #MoveableFeastChallenge!

Due to COVID-19, Open Arms’ biggest yearly fundraiser, Moveable Feast, was canceled. The Old Hollywood-themed soiree would have taken place this Thursday, May 14. But even though we can’t gather together, we are still going to party! Between May 11 … Continue reading

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Temporary Volunteer and Building Visitor Mask Policy (05/04)

The safety of our volunteers, clients and staff members is important to all of us. In addition to going through a screening process upon entering our building, all volunteers and visitors are now required to wear a mask before entering … Continue reading

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Watch our livestream cooking event on demand & cook Chef Yia’s Fried Ramen with the full recipe

Last night, we hosted our first-ever livestream cooking event, Hungry to Connect, with our friends Chef Yia Vang (Union Hmong Kitchen) and host Stephanie March (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine). During the event, Chef Yia taught us how to cook his delicious Fried … Continue reading

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Announcing “Hungry to Connect”: a livestream cooking event

Open Arms is thrilled to announce our first-ever livestream cooking event: Hungry to Connect! On Thursday, April 30th at 6 p.m., we are hosting a free livestream with our friends Chef Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen (whose recipes are … Continue reading

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