Category Archives: News

Try our Lunch & Learn recipes!

During session four of our virtual Lunch & Learn livestream series, our kitchen team prepared delicious food in Open Arms’ kitchen and bakery. Check out recipes below for Chef Kevin’s Dry Brined Roasted Chicken, Lead Baker Kari’s Beed Seed Bars, … Continue reading

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Sign up for Lunch & Learn season 2!

Lunch & Learn season #2

We have heard from so many of you, who are wanting to know how things are going at Open Arms. Well, we can tell you that we’re busier than ever, now delivering medically tailored meals to the most clients ever in our 34-year history.  But do you want a closer peek behind … Continue reading

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Open Arms servicing Ramsey County residents impacted by COVID-19

At Open Arms of Minnesota, there’s always room for one more at the table! Since our humble beginnings in 1986 delivering meals in response to the AIDS epidemic, we have sought to expand our services to as many critically-ill neighbors as possible. Today, amid another … Continue reading

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Social Determinants of Health Month

August is Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Month. SDOH are the social and economic factors that impact the differences in the health status among people and groups of people. These SDOH conditions, often shaped by public policy, influence a person’s … Continue reading

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Open Arms supports the MTM Bill of 2020 (H.R. 6774)

Open Arms and other members of the Food Is Medicine Coalition are excited to support the Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meal Demonstration Pilot Act of 2020 (H.R. 6774) introduced by the members of the Bipartisan Food Is Medicine Working Group: Reps. … Continue reading

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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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