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Harvest Festival at Open Farms

Kids at the farm

Join us for a family-friendly event at our urban farm in St. Paul, a chance for the public to take a peek at Open Farms! Harvest Festival Friday, October 6, 2017 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy veggie tastings, games, … Continue reading

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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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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 Thanks for your interest! Join Open Arms and CycleBar Uptown MPLS for … 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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Purchase an Open Farms CSA this season

Feed the soil; feed your family; feed the community Join the food movement and enjoy farm-to-table ingredients grown with love from Open Farms, our organic urban garden. By supporting our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) project, you will not only enjoy healthy … Continue reading

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A difficult letter to read

Dear friends, As the year draws to a close and our 30th birthday winds down, I want to take a moment to share the letter below with you from Alan, a caregiver for one of our late clients. Alan’s letter … 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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2016 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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Summer Meals for Kids: Making a Difference in the Community


By Stephanie Mork, Open Arms Photojournalist Intern Ever since moving into the new building on Bloomington Avenue, Open Arms has been continuously reaching new heights to have a positive effect on the surrounding community. In the past few years, Open Arms … Continue reading

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THRIVORS and Open Arms: Health & Wellness Program

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Calling all cancer survivors! Open Arms is partnering with THRIVORS to offer a 12-week online program that offers cancer-specific nutrition, exercise, community, mindfulness and support, customized to your diagnosis and fitness level. Download a PDF brochure of this info>> What … Continue reading

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