People who are sick should not be without food. Yet everyday, people in our community with life-threatening illnesses find themselves unable to shop or cook – and often, without the support network to help.
December’s Positive Change recipient is Open Arms of Minnesota, a local nonprofit founded in 1986 that delivers free, nutritious meals specifically tailored to meet the needs of individuals living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses in the Twin Cities. Open Arms provides meals to over 1,000 clients per week and over a half-million meals per year to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, as well as to their caregivers and dependents. Please help them celebrate 30 years of making a positive change in our community!
Open Arms believes that eating nutritious meals helps their clients’ medicines and treatments be more effective, so that they are able to lead healthier, more independent lives. With that goal in mind, nearly all food prepared at Open Arms is made from scratch in their kitchen, including breads, baked goods, soups, and entrees. Open Arms includes sustainably produced, local, and organic ingredients in their prepared meals whenever possible, straight from their three urban garden plots.
December Positive Change donations made at the register will go towards supporting Open Arms of Minnesota’s volunteer-led efforts to provide delicious meals to those in need throughout the Twin Cities metro region. Proceeds will enable them to continue delivering over 1,000 meals per week to Twin City clients. Every $60 raised will provide a week’s worth of meals for a client living with a life-threatening illness.
Video courtesy of Open Arms of Minnesota