1414 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404
||This year, 2006, marks the 20th year since Open Arms began
preparing and delivering meals to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Throughout our history, Open Arms has been a welcoming place for the
clients we serve and for all who come through our doors to help us
accomplish our mission. In recognition of our 20th anniversary and our
expansion to serve even more people with HIV/AIDS and other diseases,
we are pleased to share with you the mission, vision and core values
that will guide us in the future.
With open arms we nourish body, mind and soul.
We see a world of abundance where people won’t go hungry.
Our Core Values
At Open Arms, the kitchen is the heart of who we are.
Open Arms is something good that has come from a terrible disease,
HIV/AIDS. We honor our roots and remain committed to serving people who
live with HIV/AIDS while sharing our experiences and resources to meet
evolving needs of those with other life threatening illnesses. At our
kitchen’s table, there is always room for one more..
We love food-it is the main ingredient that draws us together in the
kitchen. We love to cook and bake, to serve meals and to eat. So many
of life’s significant events involve food. Through food we celebrate
The stories we share in the kitchen where we work together are the same
the world over-our community knows no boundaries. Open Arms brings
diverse people together to share, learn, heal, grow, work towards a
common goal and have fun.
Different spices and experimentation in our kitchen keep Open Arms
fresh and on the cutting edge of not-for-profit organizations. We take
calculated risks that allow us to expand our thinking, programming and
view of the world. We actively seek creative solutions to challenges,
both locally and globally.
Open Arms makes the most of all of our resources: the time and talents
of our volunteers and staff, our community relationships and
partnerships, our reputation and the gifts entrusted to us. Social
responsibility is the recipe that will sustain Open Arms now and into
Hope is the secret ingredient in every meal we prepare and deliver-and
in every interaction we have with each other and those around us.|