Open Arms Mission is very fortunate to be able to provide food assistance for our “neighbors in need.” The mission’s food inventory is based on daily essentials such as milk, bread, cereal, fruits, meats, pastas, soups and vegetables. Clients may visit once per week and receive enough food for about six (6) meals per person. Open Arms Mission is one of the busiest food pantries in Lake County and one of the few providing fresh milk.
However, at Open Arms Mission, it’s not just about serving food … we serve neighbors. We treat each individual with respect, dignity and confidentiality. Our intake counselors help to ensure that all clients know they are important by talking with them one-to-one during our intake process. Along with food assistance, we provide client referrals through collaborative relationships with local professional service agencies, including family counseling. This is based on individual needs. For clients who do not have access to the Internet, we provide assistance with Food Stamp signups.
This is based on individual needs. For clients who do not have access to the Internet, we provide assistance with Food Stamp signups. Our goal is to provide the tools toward self-sufficiency.