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Tracking Income and Expenses

Jumpstart January and get your finances on track! This video explores different tools and resources that could help you manage your income and expenses. Click here to watch. https://youtu.be/HSYT9Z_s7N8 Neighbors offers free, one-to-one financial education to our community. If you would like to connect with one of our financial counselors for more information, call [...]

2023-01-03T16:09:34-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Financial Empowerment|

January Newsletter

January's edition of Neighbors News highlights the Financial Empowerment Grand Opening, a recap of the Holiday Gift Program, a partner video featuring Wakota Federal Credit Union & Elan Financial Services, and a message to volunteers. Click here to read the full January Newsletter.

2023-01-03T10:19:37-06:00January 3rd, 2023|News|

January Menu Makers: Canned Carrots

January Menu Makers Feature: Canned Carrots From savory side dishes to delicious desserts this month the Menu Makers team has collected some of their best recipes for canned carrots. Click here for Canned Carrot Recipes (English) Click here for Recetas con Zanahorias Enlatadas (Spanish) Breakfast Sunshine Smoothie Glazed Carrots Six Ways [...]

2022-12-27T15:24:21-06:00December 27th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Visit Our New Financial Empowerment Center

The Financial Empowerment Center is equipped to help guests take action on meeting their financial goals. It is a great place to access free resources and work on short-term goals. Over the past several months we have assisted guests by:  Providing free apps to help with budgeting and saving money  Coaching on building healthy credit   [...]

2022-12-15T09:49:24-06:00December 15th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

December Newsletter

  Decembers edition of Neighbors News features the Financial Empowerment Grand Opening, Neighbors turkey giveaway, a Star Tribune article featuring our CEO and President Charlie Thompson, and our holiday hours. Click here to read the full December newsletter.

2022-12-01T11:30:30-06:00December 1st, 2022|News|

December Menu Makers: Ramen Noodles

December Menu Makers Feature: Ramen Noodles From breakfast to a midnight snack, our Menu Makers team has gathered some of the best recipes for ramen noodles for anytime of day (or night!) Click here for recipes using Ramen Noodles (English) Click here for Recetas con Fideos Ramen (Spanish) Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing [...]

2022-11-30T13:07:46-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Menu Makers|

Keep Holiday Spending in Check

  Jenny Sanford, AFC® Most people have had the experience of moving through the holidays, wondering what the financial impact will be in January.  One way to avoid this feeling is to start with the end in mind. Decide what is most important and discard that which no longer serves you.   Love food? Invite [...]

2022-11-18T14:21:26-06:00November 18th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

November News at Neighbors

Important information about upcoming events including the Walk to End Hunger, It's a Wonderful Life Benefit Performance and Give to the Max Day 2022, our Blue Wednesday Sale in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store and meet the new faces at Neighbors. Click here to read all about it. 

2022-11-02T14:06:40-05:00November 2nd, 2022|News|

November Menu Makers: Fruit Cocktail

This month we're exploring all the amazing recipes you can create or enhance with a can of fruit cocktail! Fruit cocktail is often one of the choices in our fruit section that gets passed over, but there are lots of delicious recipes that incorporate the variety of fruit flavors it offers. Click here for list [...]

2022-11-02T14:02:40-05:00October 21st, 2022|Menu Makers|

October Newsletter

The October edition of Neighbors News features highlights from our 50th Anniversary Celebration, information about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and a glimpse into this year's Holiday Gift Program. Click here to read the full October newsletter.  

2022-10-05T14:05:41-05:00September 30th, 2022|News|

October Menu Makers: Recipes Using Cornflakes

  October Menu Makers Recipes Featuring Cornflakes When most people think of cornflakes, they think of a bowl of cereal and milk, but our team of Menu Makers volunteers has found some delicious ways to add cornflakes to any meal of the day! Check out their take on this breakfast (and food shelf) staple! Click [...]

2022-09-28T08:24:55-05:00September 26th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Let’s Talk Medical Debt

by  Jenny Sanford, AFC® Imagine yourself experiencing the joy of a new baby or the fear of being ill and not knowing when you will feel better. In both situations, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed navigating the complicated process of getting care along with the ups and downs of life. Pre-approvals, in and out [...]

2022-09-06T13:10:07-05:00September 6th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

September Menu Makers: Salsas and Salads

Salad and Salsa Recipes As we commemorate our 50th anniversary this year, we take a trip down memory lane with a collection of some of the stellar salad and salsa recipes from our Menu Makers team! Join us at 11:00am on Saturday, September 17th during our Anniversary Celebration Event to watch a live demonstration from [...]

2022-09-06T13:09:19-05:00September 6th, 2022|Menu Makers|

September News at Neighbors

  Meet our new team members, sign-up for upcoming volunteer opportunities and learn more about our upcoming 50th anniversary celebration event in September's e-newsletter. Click here to read the full September newsletter.

2022-09-01T08:43:03-05:00September 1st, 2022|News|

Neighbors Reflections: David Miller

David Miller, Director of Volunteer Program 2008 - 2016 Q: What was your greatest accomplishment at Neighbors? A: As a result of a volunteer-focused culture, Neighbors attained national blue-ribbon recognition for effective community engagement in 2014. Q: What attracted you to Neighbors? A: My first experience with Neighbors was going to my job interview with [...]

2022-08-10T08:41:57-05:00August 10th, 2022|Historical Interviews|

August Newsletter

Read about the latest happenings at Neighbors - including important 50th anniversary updates, recent hunger statistics, volunteer information and ways to support Neighbors in the coming months. Click here to read the entire August newsletter.

2022-07-29T11:05:31-05:00July 29th, 2022|News|

College Savings Planning

 Jenny Sanford, AFC® Paying for a post-high school education can be a significant investment in the life of a child. We can help you start at any age level. Financial Empowerment coaches can provide assistance with filling out Financial Aid forms and talking about the pros and cons of student loans. We also emphasize that [...]

2022-07-15T16:12:05-05:00July 15th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

August Menu Makers: Canned Salmon

  Canned Salmon Recipes We are bringing back a Menu Makers favorite (and the very first product we featured) with recipes for canned salmon. Canned salmon is often an item that gets overlooked by our food shelf shoppers, but we think it is both delicious and nutritious! Check out our list of tried and true [...]

2022-07-15T11:46:18-05:00July 15th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Take the Challenge to End Hunger

Challenge Yourself to End Hunger Accept the 2022 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Neighbors, Inc. this July. You can make a difference for hungry families in our community. Minnesota summers were made for trips to the cabin, boat rides on the lake, and farmers market outings, not [...]

2022-07-25T09:33:14-05:00July 1st, 2022|Donating, Donors|

July News

July marks the mid-way month through the calendar year and a new fiscal year for Neighbors, Inc. Read about what items are needed in the food shelf, explore information about our new Financial Empowerment Program and more in our latest newsletter. Click here to read July's e-newsletter.

2022-07-01T08:24:00-05:00July 1st, 2022|News|
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