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Welcome to Open Arms Mission

Open Arms is a non-profit serving local families.  Now in our 23rd year, we continue partnership with local businesses, churches, community organizations, schools, and Lake County agencies.  Through these partnerships, we provide support with weekly food, finances and outreach referrals.  Our motto:  "Neighbor helping neighbor" is demonstrated through our community donors, volunteers and partnerships, exemplifying who we are as a community. 

“WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEED”

Here are the facts. We are experiencing an increase in need similar to what we saw in 2008 thru 2012.  We have added 128 new households since January. We are a weekly food pantry that served 346 households in September, an average of 2.2 times, for a total of 1,893 individuals. Open Arms Mission is a 501c3 assisting neighbors with food, daily living necessities and outreach referrals.

 

WHO DO WE HELP AND WHAT ARE THEY EXPERIENCING?

  • families/individuals living on minimal fixed income, low income or no income

  • 29% of our individuals are seniors struggling with medical expenses, prescription costs, utilities and increased grocery costs

  • loss of income due to a death

  • single parents and/or grandparents raising grandchildren

  • families/individuals struggling with emotional and/or mental illness

  • the increase cost of living

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

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