Open Arms Serves Up 3 Millionth Free Meal To Those In Need

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Open Arms is a Minnesota nonprofit that cooks and delivers free meals to people living with HIV-AIDS, multiple sclerosis, breast cancer and 60 other diseases.

Today, Open Arms celebrated its three millionth meal, delivered by a volunteer who has been with the program for 16 years.

“Think about the labor of love it took to plant those seeds, to weed those crops, to harvest the produce, to chop the vegetables, to stir the soup, to wrap the sandwiches, to frost the cakes, to seal the trays, to pack the bags, and deliver those to the doorsteps for three million meals,” said said Open Arms Director Tim Reardon.

Volunteer Dottie Johnson is floored by people’s appreciation.

“It’s a couple that I’ve been delivering to for a little while — they live over in south Minneapolis,” she said. “You know, so many of these…

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