Open Arms of Minnesota

The Scoop

A Note from our CEO, Leah

It’s summer and no, things don’t slow down at Open Arms. And that’s just the way we like it!  

This summer, we are once again partnering up with several of our long-time friends, including Roots for the Home Team to create delicious salads for our clients during the summer, Angel Foundation to help address the ever-increasing issue of food insecurity among cancer patients, and Lunds & Byerlys for the sixth anniversary of their Cupcakes for a Cause event.   

I’m sure you’ve seen Open Arms on KSTP Channel 5 a few times this summer.  That’s thanks in part to a media partnership with Twin Cities Live and KSTP that began in June with the launch of Invictus Brewing Company’s Twin Cities Live “Spoon and Spiked Cherry Limeade.” Throughout the remainder of the summer, a portion of the sales of the custom seltzer will benefit Open Arms! Go HERE to find out where to purchase the Spoon and Spike Cherry Limeade.  

To go along with these thriving partnerships, we are in the midst of a capital campaign with our eyes set on opening a new St. Paul Kitchen & Campus this October! This $6.8 million campaign marks a new and exciting era for Open Arms and will allow us to expand our capacity, strengthen our community, and serve more people.    

Thank you to all of our supporters for everything you do for Open Arms and our community. Without you, 10 million meals, our farms, and St. Paul – to name a few – wouldn’t be possible! We are always looking for volunteers in the busy summer months, so please check out our volunteer page and join us if you’re available. Enjoy the weather while it’s great and we hope to see you soon! 

About Roots For The Home Team: Roots for the Home Team works with youth to cultivate 
their personal and professional growth so they can take risks, learn more about their capabilities, gain real-world business experience and create the future they want for themselves. Roots for the Home Team is the next step for youth already participating in community gardens. Using the produce they have grown, teens create gourmet salads with local chefs, gain work experience selling those salads at Target Field, and take university-level courses to discover their strengths to help them become who they want to be as adults. 

About Angel Foundation: Angel Foundation is a Twin Cities-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide support to local adults with cancer and their families. For twenty years, its programs have helped families facing cancer find more everyday moments of joy. Through an innovative and integrated approach of financial assistance, education and support, Angel Foundation helps adults with cancer and their families so that they may live life well with stability, strength and resilience.