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.

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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Open Arms is now SHIPPING meals to individuals in greater Minnesota!

Ever since we started serving meals way back in 1986, we have continually opened our arms wider to nourish and comfort as many neighbors in need as possible. We are now proud to announce that we are finally living up … Continue reading

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Drive-Thru and get your Holiday Treats!

Each year during the holiday season, our bakers are hard at work making cookies, macarooons, and other sweets. This has been a challenging year for all of us, so we are especially thrilled to once again offer our signature sweets, … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Update (11/21/2020)

Hello Friends, In light of the many conversations everyone is having around rising COVID rates in Minnesota, we wanted to update you on what Open Arms is doing. As you may know, Open Arms of Minnesota is considered an essential … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Chefs talk turkey with Open Arms on “Give to the Max Day”!

On Give to the Max Day, Thursday, November 19, at 7:00 pm, join Stephanie March from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine for a free livestream event called Talkin’ Turkey! She’ll be chatting with award-winning chefs from around the Twin Cities, including Gavin Kaysen … Continue reading

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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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