get Our Meals
Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that prepares and delivers nutritious meals to Minnesota residents living with life-threatening illnesses. If you’re living with HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), and/or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and would benefit from food assistance, Open Arms may be able to provide you delicious, convenient, healthy meals — all free of charge.
Our registered dietitians work with our chefs to create delicious, medically tailored menus using fresh ingredients instead of heavily processed food. The meals are prepared in our state-of-the-art kitchens, with organic produce from our very own Open Farms program when possible.
Learn more about our services and how you can start receiving meals below.
If you or someone you know has one of the above diagnoses and is interested in receiving meals, please submit an application by selecting the Submit Application icon below. We will review the application and reach out to confirm eligibility. If eligible for our services, our Client Services Team and Nutrition Team will work to tailor meals to your specific needs, with a loving community of volunteers delivering meals straight to your home every week.
These meals are making a huge difference for us. Not having to prepare, research ingredients, serve, wash dishes and clean up after meals has given us more time to spend together. We now have time to sit outside every day and to play a few games of cribbage on our porch. We are breathing easier and relaxing more. I can't thank you enough!
caregiver for a client with cancer & CHF
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To qualify for our meals, a person is typically diagnosed with one of our primary illnesses (HIV/AIDS, Cancer, ALS, MS, COPD, CHF, or ESRD). Health care professionals and case managers can refer people by following these steps:
*One section MUST be signed by a provider with access to client medical records to verify medical status.