Category Archives: News

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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COVID-19: An update regarding operations (03/25)

Dear supporters, volunteers, and friends of Open Arms of Minnesota, I want to provide an update on our work in light of Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement implementing a “shelter in place” order for Minnesota, beginning at midnight on Friday March … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Letter from Leah (03/18)

Friends, First, we hope that you are healthy and well and we send you a virtual hug (because we are not hugging here right now! J) Second, thank you for the support you are showing us! Our clients are among the … Continue reading

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2019 Year End Appeal

2019 Year End Appeal

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WEEKLY RECIPE: Rosemary Maple Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes

As the weather starts to cool down, I find myself starting to crave warm, comforting, fall time favorites for dinner. But, after a long day of work, school, or just life in general, I want something with the above qualities … Continue reading

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