Five volunteers packaging greens with Open Arms Minnesota


Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and ALS. Started as a single act of kindness with a home-cooked meal, Open Arms now cooks and deliver 460,000 meals annually to more than 800 people each week with the help of 2,200 volunteers. This growth has been accelerated since 2012 when Open Arms built a new 21,000-square-foot building with a state-of-the-art kitchen. A recent loan from Propel Nonprofits (formerly Nonprofits Assistance Fund) refinanced a portion of the funds used for the building with terms that better fit the organization’s budget and cash flow. Earlier this year Open Arms hit an enormous milestone by delivering their 4 millionth meal!

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