Minneapolis: Open Arms of Minnesota - Bag Decoration

Sponsoring Yale Group: 
Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest
Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm
Open Arms of Minnesota See map
2500 Bloomington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Join us for an optional potluck open house lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm at a home in Kenwood, Minneapolis following site work.


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. Deliveries of meals are no longer made on weekends so instead we will decorate the brown grocery bags clients receive their weekly meals in. There will be space at Open Arms set up to decorate with staff oversight. The friendly artwork is an important part of the meal delivery. No artistic skills necessary. All that is needed is the wish to brighten someone’s day with some fun drawings.

Children are welcome! Groups/families can split between this activity and kitchen tasks (see separate site entry) as long as there is adult coverage for children in both places. People cannot go back and forth but the activities are next to each other so can be done at the same time by different members of a group/family. Feel free to contact Rudy if you need clarification on this.

Site Coordinator: 

Katie Vagnino

Rudy Hokanson, ’74 MDiv, ’81 MBA