Explore the latest happenings at Neighbors - including a new refrigerated cargo van, participation in a statewide legal assistance program and a special tribute to legacy volunteer Virginia Milbert just before her 104th birthday. Click here to read the full newsletter.
This month's collection of recipes have one important condiment in common: mayonnaise (also referred to as 'mayo'). Mayonnaise is an ingredient that can be used in almost anything as you can tell by our recipes which range from delicious appetizers and side dishes to tasty entrees and rich desserts. Mayonnaise is the so-called glue that [...]
Virginia Milbert, longtime volunteer at Neighbors, Inc. Lois Glewwe, Contributor Virginia June Milbert was one of six members of the South St. Paul faith community that gathered in 1971 to discuss ways to help the growing number of people who were unemployed due to the closure of the Swift & Company packing plant in 1969. [...]
Neighbors Offers Legal Kiosk Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many components of our legal system were moved online, creating a digital divide that has disproportionately impacted communities across Minnesota. Access to receiving legal assistance has become limited for individuals with barriers to transportation and technology. To help address this issue, the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition [...]
Catch up on the latest happenings at Neighbors, Inc. in our May newsletter. Includes information about a storewide Spring Sale in our Clothes Closet Thrift Store, results of our Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and more! Click here to read full newsletter.
In addition to a variety of shelf-stable products, eggs, dairy products and frozen meat are distributed to each family who visits the food shelf at Neighbors. This month, our team of Menu Makers volunteers have come up with some delicious recipes using one of the commonly distributed frozen meat items: beef. These recipes feature [...]
Find Essential Items at Affordable Prices And Support Neighbors at the Same Time! After taking its second pause during the COVID pandemic, the Clothes Closet Thrift Store re-opened for in-person shopping on Wednesday, March 17 and began accepting donations on April 7. During the latest temporary closure, the store layout was updated a second time [...]
Grocery Store Partners Offer Convenient Way to Donate to Neighbors, Inc. Several of our grocery store partners sell pre-packaged donation bags to help the Neighbors food shelf. Bags typically cost between $5 - $15, depending on the items inside. Neighbors works with the grocery store partners to change the contents of the bags, depending on [...]
Planning a garden? Consider donating some fresh produce to Neighbors this season! Read all about setting up a giving garden as well as updates on the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and more in this month's newsletter. Click here to read the full April newsletter.
Cereal - it's not just for breakfast anymore! Check out these creative and delicious recipes our Menu Makers team has come up with for cinnamon crunch cereal. They're sweet! Click here for cinnamon crunch cereal recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. It features a different [...]
Help Keep Jimmy on the Roof to Feed Our Neighbors in Need South St. Paul Mayor Jimmy Francis will be on the roof at Neighbors for a good cause and you can help keep him there! His daily goal is to raise 5,000 dollars / pounds of food for South St. Paul’s annual Minnesota FoodShare [...]
Local Church Gets Creative to Keep their Annual March Campaign Safe While Still Supporting Neighbors Despite worshiping apart from each other this year, Luther Memorial Church in South St. Paul wanted to find a safe way to unite its members during their annual Minnesota FoodShare fundraiser because they are passionate about caring for their neighbors. [...]
Learn all about Minnesota FoodShare's March Campaign, read about our new Alumni program for retired volunteers, find out when you can shop in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store and discover new recipes for canned tuna thanks to our team of Menu Makers volunteers. Click here to read the March newsletter.
Tuna is a great source of protein that can be added to lots of simple and affordable meals. Canned tuna is shelf-stable and easy to store. It is one of the staples that can be found in our food shelf. Click here to check out the delicious list of tuna recipes from our Menu Makers [...]
Annual March Donation Drive Helps Stock the Shelves MN FoodShare March Campaign Benefits Neighbors, Inc. Donations during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at the Neighbors, Inc. food shelf. This past year, Neighbors served more than 6,500 households/families in our food shelf and distributed nearly 900,000 lbs. of food. We [...]
Instead of giving something up during Lent, please consider giving something away each day. A few years ago, Neighbors supporter Lisa Simplot participated in a “reverse calendar” donation drive. She shares her story with us as well as some tips for others who are interested in doing a similar drive for the upcoming season of [...]
Food Delivery for the Homebound By Tim Spitzack, Editor, South St. Paul Voice Homebound seniors and others can get food delivered directly to their home through a new service offered by Neighbors, Inc., which runs the food shelf for residents in Northern Dakota County. While the program began in response to COVID-19, it has now [...]
February is the month of love and we LOVE to see our volunteers returning to serve their neighbors in need at Neighbors, Inc. Find out what else is going on at Neighbors during the month of February in our latest newsletter. Click here to read the full February newsletter.
Our Menu Maker's volunteer team has come up with some *super* recipes using another food shelf staple: raisins. Raisins are high in antioxidants and fiber and low in both fat and cholesterol. They're the perfect ingredient enhancement to many delicious recipes. Try one of these while you are watching the big game in February! Click [...]
Catch up on the latest news for the new year! January's newsletter includes information about new at-home volunteer opportunities and a link to watch our brand new video. Click here to read the full newsletter.