Join us in raising $145,000 to nourish individuals and their families living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities!

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What is the Cook-a-Thon?

The Open Arms Cook-a-Thon is our annual 24-hour volunteer event on September 27-28, 2019 where teams of six people will fill two-hour shifts to prepare and package nutritious food for Open Arms of Minnesota’s clients living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. Our goal is to prepare a week's worth of meals (12,000 meals!) in just 24 hours!

Every member of each team will be asked to raise at least $150 to support their work, resulting in at least $900 raised from each team to support nourishing meals for neighbors in need. 

This event will put the Open Arms’ kitchen at least a week ahead of production before the end of the year and add significant capacity to our efforts to provide nutritious, delicious food to more than 1,000 people in our community each week!

Event Details

The 2019 Cook-a-Thon is made up of two-hour shifts at Open Arms running for 24 hours straight from 9:00 am on Friday, September 27 to 9:00 am on Saturday, September 28. You can expect treats, coffee, and the chance to make a huge difference for individuals in the Twin Cities living with life-threatening illnesses.

Team Fundraising Rewards

- Raise $900 as a team: Your team is guaranteed a two-hour volunteer shift during the 24-hour event and every team member gets a new 2019 Cook-a-Thon apron and bandana.

Race to the Finish

The top teams to raise the most money for our clients will receive special prizes (and bragging rights!). Please note that for teams with more than six members, only the top six fundraisers will have their totals count toward team competitions.

Stay tuned for details - the prizes for the top teams and top individual fundraisers will be announced soon!

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