News & Events

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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.


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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Meet Brianna Tobritzhofer, Director of Nutrition Services

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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Happy Heart Month!

To celebrate American Heart Month, our registered dietitian Jake Christensen shares how Open Arms improves heart health for our clients. He also includes additional tips to ensure your heart is happy! February is recognized as American Heart Month, which is … Continue reading

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Help us celebrate our 35th birthday!

It’s 2021 and our 35th birthday — we have a lot to celebrate! In 1986, our founder Bill Rowe opened his arms to friends who were living with HIV/AIDS. As many were in desperate need of food and isolated from … Continue reading

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