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Welcome to the News & Events page, where you can get the latest news about Open Arms, read our most recent blog posts and learn about upcoming events.


Celebrate Our 35th Birthday!

Open Arms of Minnesota is throwing a birthday party to celebrate 35 years of nourishing our neighbors, and you are invited! On Saturday, September 25th from 2-5 pm, we are hosting a fun and safe birthday celebration in the parking … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Update for Volunteers (6/1/2021)

Hello to our lovely, dedicated Open Arms Volunteers!! I am reaching out to update you all on our current COVID-19 requirements as the world slowly reopens. We are very excited (we cannot wait to see your smiles) but also cautious, … Continue reading

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Honoring George Floyd

A year has passed since George Floyd was killed just blocks away from Open Arms’ South Minneapolis building. Today, we take time to honor our neighbor whose life ended too soon. George Floyd’s death reminded our community, the nation, and … Continue reading

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You are invited to Moveable Feast 2021!

We are stoked that our annual fundraiser Moveable Feast is back on May 13 at 7:30 pm, and we want you to know all the ways you can participate in the raddest, 80s-themed event of 2021! Why 1980s? Because it … Continue reading

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Meet Kalley Hakes, Registered Dietitian

March is recognized as National Nutrition Month (NNM), and we are celebrating all month on social media and our website! Each week, we will share profiles from our incredible Nutrition Team. They are Open Arms’ food and health experts, and … Continue reading

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Meet Sarah Cohen, Dietetic Technician

March is recognized as National Nutrition Month (NNM), and we are celebrating all month on social media and our website! Each week, we will share profiles from our incredible Nutrition Team. They are Open Arms’ food and health experts, and … Continue reading

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Meet Jake Christensen, Registered Dietitian

March is recognized as National Nutrition Month (NNM), and we are celebrating all month on social media and our website! Each week, we will share profiles from our incredible Nutrition Team. They are Open Arms’ food and health experts, and … Continue reading

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Meet Rachel Jambois, Registered Dietitian

March is recognized as National Nutrition Month (NNM), and we are celebrating all month on social media and our website! Each week, we will share profiles from our incredible Nutrition Team. They are Open Arms’ food and health experts, and … Continue reading

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Women’s Day Interview: Leah Hébert Welles, CEO

Happy International Women’s Day! We are celebrating today by sharing inspiring, thoughtful interviews with two of Open Arms’ women leaders. Read the full interview with CEO Leah Hébert Welles below, and check out our interview with Board Chair Chandra Torgerson … Continue reading

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Women’s Day Interview: Chandra Torgerson, Board Chair

Happy International Women’s Day! We are celebrating today by sharing inspiring, thoughtful interviews with two of Open Arms’ women leaders. Read the full interview with Board Chair Chandra Torgerson below, and check out our interview with CEO Leah Hébert Welles … Continue reading

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