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.
There are a variety of delicious ways you can incorporate spaghetti noodles into your meals. With both vegetarian and protein-packed options, these recipes will fit into many different diets. Click here for a complete list of Menu Makers' featured spaghetti recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. [...]
A long-time supporter of Neighbors, Inc., a West St. Paul resident is putting her artistic talent to work for a good cause. In the Spring, Nancy Shepherd started re-purposing empty glass bottles with beautifully painted artwork on them for her friends, family and network in exchange for a donation to Neighbors. “Sometimes I stay up [...]
Read all about our custom app for the Holiday Gift Program, opportunities to support Neighbors during the holiday season, updates about volunteering, the Clothes Closet Thrift Store and more! Click here to read the full December newsletter.
Dried pinto beans are a versatile, affordable and healthy option to include in your next recipe. Whether it is a salad, main course or dessert, pinto beans can really help amp it up! Plus, dried pinto beans are easy to store and are easy to prepare. Dried pinto beans are a surprise secret ingredient in [...]
The annual Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving morning will be held virtually in 2020, which means participants and walkers can join us from anywhere! The online program will kick-off at 10am with a half an hour of entertainment - including cooking and recipe segments (including our own Menu Makers program), prizes and music - [...]
Bonus Menu Maker Recipes for Thanksgiving These recipes are being featured on the 2020 Virtual Walk to End Hunger program on Thanksgiving morning. Although we've already shared our Menu Makers recipes and featured product (applesauce) for November, here are list of some classic Menu Makers holiday-themed recipes you might want to check out for [...]