Open Arms of Minnesota, Inc.

With Open Arms, we nourish body, mind and soul

Minneapolis, MN   |  http://www.openarmsmn.org

Mission

Mission: With Open Arms, we nourish body, mind, and soul. Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that prepares and delivers free meals medically tailored to meet the nutritional needs of individuals living with life-threatening illnesses. We believe that food is medicine, and our work matters to the health outcomes of our clients.

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

Leah Hebert Welles

Main address

2500 Bloomington Avenue S

Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA

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EIN

41-1681317

NTEE code info

Meals on Wheels (K36)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Open Arms Meal Preparation and Delivery

Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of those living with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Open Arms coordinates approximately 5,400 volunteers who are deeply invested in every aspect of our mission, from planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables at Open Arms’ urban garden, to preparing meals and delivering them to clients.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Open Arms aims to improve the quality of life and overall physical, emotional, and mental health of our clients, their caregivers, and their dependents, by increasing their access to healthy food, nutritional knowledge, and regular contact with caring volunteers. To that end, Open Arms has three primary goals:

1) Open Arms clients have access to food that supports their health and wellbeing.
2) Open Arms clients are connected to a caring community.
3) Open Arms clients experience improved health outcomes.

Open Arms meals are delivered to clients by volunteers six days per week. All meals are planned and prepared under the guidance of an on-staff registered dietitian and executive chef and provide our clients with 44% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrients and calories. Menu development focuses on the nutritional requirements of individuals diagnosed with specific illnesses and developing items that provide the correct balance of nutrients to promote healing as well as satisfaction and comfort. We provide a unique service other providers like food shelves and meal delivery services do not address: specific, nutritional menus and meals delivered to clients and their families to not only fill their stomachs, but to nourish their mind, body and soul.

Open Arms of Minnesota has been providing home delivered meals to people living with HIV/AIDS for 30 years and we are the only agency in Minnesota who prepares and delivers medically-tailored meals to people who are ill. During the last three decades, we have become experts at what we do. We have used that expertise to build a new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and facility from the ground up that is tailor-made to prepare healthy meals in great quantities. We grow a portion of our own produce at our Open Farms urban garden using organic practices, and are able to provide a farm to table experience for many of our clients. Our staff is knowledgeable in their fields and brings considerable expertise to the organization, and our Board of Directors and its committees are made up of community leaders.

Financials

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Open Arms of Minnesota, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/6/2021
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Board chair

Pam Paulsen

Regions Hospital

Term: 2016 - 2018

Tom Newton

Knock Inc

Tom Mahlke

CH Robinson

Chris Pelletier

Entrust Datacard

Carole Arwidson

The Lawlor Group

Bill Celebrezze

Goetz & Eckland P.A.

Stephen Devereux

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Emily Negrin

Geosys

Steve Pricco

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Vicki Raport

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Chandra Torgerson

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Lisa Vanderheyden

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Robert Wieland

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Amy Cohn

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Rich Landa

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Tim Noonan

Pam Paulsen

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No