Open Arms

Minneapolis, Minnesota


February 2010

Central Production Kitchen

Open Arms is the only non-profit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers healthy, nutritious meals to meet the needs of medically compromised individuals. Each week, clients receive five days worth of meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. The service provides free healthy meal choices to make their clients’ medicines and treatments more effective, allowing them to lead healthier, more independent lives. All of the food is cooked in the Open Arms kitchen using sustainably produced, local and organic ingredients wherever possible.

The project included designing a central production facility, including walk-in coolers for both supplies and prepared food, prep and cooking areas, and commercial bakery. The kitchen is designed with ample workspace for the large contingent of volunteers who cook, bake and package food under the guidance of staff chefs. 

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