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Hiring: Part-time Clothes Closet Assistant

Hiring: Part-time Assistant in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store Our mission: Providing opportunities for our neighbors to thrive by connecting volunteers to people in need. Job Title:                  Clothes Closet Thrift Store (CCTS) Assistant Classification:         Non-exempt, Part Time (25 hours per week and three hours 1 Saturday per month) Hiring Range:          $16-17 per hour Position Overview:  [...]

2022-06-24T10:31:42-05:00June 24th, 2022|Clothes Closet, News|

July Menu Makers: Canned Green Beans

  Our team of Menu Makers chefs have put together some recipes with a twist to highlight a classic cooking staple: canned green beans. We hope you bring your adventurous appetite when you try these amazing creations! Click here for complete list of canned green bean recipes (English) Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing [...]

2022-06-21T10:50:13-05:00June 21st, 2022|Menu Makers|

June Newsletter

  This month's newsletter features opportunities for volunteer drivers, updates about upcoming construction projects and information on our new Third Saturday programming. Click here to read the full June newsletter.

2022-06-01T09:56:47-05:00June 1st, 2022|News|

Neighbors Reflections: Barb Hosford

Memories from Former Staff Member Barbie Hosford Through her dedication, both as an employee and volunteer, Barb (Barbie) Hosford served the community at Neighbors for several years. She credits her interest in giving back to the example her mother set for her as she was growing up. Because of this, Barb felt certain there would [...]

2022-05-25T14:08:08-05:00May 25th, 2022|Historical Interviews|

June Menu Makers: Canned Pears

Our team of Menu Makers volunteers loves to take a food shelf staple - such as canned pears - and create delicious, nutritious, simple (and affordable) recipes to share. This month's assortment of recipes has a light, summer vibe. We hope you enjoy cooking and baking with pears! Click here for the complete list of [...]

2022-06-07T10:27:40-05:00May 19th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Building Credit

How Healthy is Your Credit Score? Jenny Sanford, AFC® Just like a yearly check-up with your doctor, financial experts advise people to check their credit reports once a year. Neighbors Financial Empowerment counselors work with you to access your report and score, as well as provide counseling to build healthy credit.   A healthy score allows [...]

2022-05-10T15:38:52-05:00May 10th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

May Newsletter

  Between wrapping up our annual Minnesota FoodShare campaign to celebrating National Volunteer Week, April was a busy month at Neighbors. Catch up on all the exciting events that took place and find out more about our current needs and future plans in this month's newsletter. Click here to read the Neighbors' May Newsletter. 

2022-04-29T09:05:24-05:00April 29th, 2022|News|

May Menu Makers: Refried Beans

  There are lots of wonderful ways to use refried beans in recipes. Using refried beans in healthy recipes can add protein and fiber to your dish. Check out all of the delicious recipes our Menu Makers team cooked up using refried beans! Click here for complete list of recipes using refried beans (English) Click [...]

2022-04-28T12:20:23-05:00April 20th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Inflation Impact

Financial Empowerment Program Inflation Impact by Jenny Sanford, AFC®, Financial Empowerment Program Manager We've all experienced the impact of inflation over the past few months with rising prices at the grocery store. Inflation is the increase in prices and a fall in purchasing power.  It can happen incrementally, or rapidly, in response to instability in [...]

2022-04-13T09:59:23-05:00April 11th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

April News for Neighbors

  Catch up on the latest news at Neighbors - including information about the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, a special event for National Volunteer Week and our special Saturday Sale in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store. Click here to read the full newsletter.

2022-03-31T08:32:38-05:00March 31st, 2022|News|

April Menu Makers: Stuffing Mix

Cooking with stuffing isn't just for the holidays! Many of us think of stuffing as a side dish to a holiday meal, but our Menu Makers team of volunteers is here to prove us wrong with this list of delicious recipes using stuffing. It's hard to pick a favorite, so try them all! Click here [...]

2022-03-28T11:03:03-05:00March 24th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Cost of Being Unbanked

Financial Empowerment Program Cost of Being Unbanked by Jenny Sanford, AFC®, Financial Empowerment Program Manager The Financial Empowerment Program equips participants with knowledge, skill and access to reach their financial goals. Checking and savings accounts are a financial product that most people access for free or with very low maintenance fees. People without access to [...]

2022-04-11T12:16:20-05:00March 11th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

March Newsletter

  This month's e-newsletter features stories from our past history, information about this year's Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, an important announcement about special sales in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store and more! Click here to read the full March newsletter.

2022-02-28T15:56:12-06:00February 28th, 2022|News|

March Menu Makers: Flour

  March: Flour Recipes A bag of flour is one of the baking essentials! Many recipes can be made or enhanced using flour. From breakfast to supper and everything in between - flour can be used in a variety of recipes from morning until night. Check out these simple, affordable (and delicious) recipes our volunteer [...]

2022-04-28T12:21:14-05:00February 23rd, 2022|Menu Makers|

Neighbors Reflections: Kristy Oberpriller

  Kristy Oberpriller Luther Memorial Church Rep & Benefit Fashion Show Coordinator A long-time member of Luther Memorial Church in South St. Paul, Kristy Oberpriller has been involved with Neighbors since a young age through her church. Her mother was very active with their church and its community volunteer initiatives, usually bringing Kristy along with [...]

2022-02-23T11:05:20-06:00February 23rd, 2022|Historical Interviews|

Financial Empowerment: America Saves Week

America Saves Week February 21 - 26, 2022 Neighbors’ Financial Empowerment Program aims to improve the financial well-being of those in the communities we serve.  Some of the ways we do this is by helping people stretch their dollars and save money. We provide education, access to safe products and opportunities to build skills [...]

2022-02-16T12:14:51-06:00February 16th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

Neighbors Reflections: Mary Ellen Storms

Reflections from Mary Ellen Storms Neighbors Staff Member - 1980's and Beyond Neighbors' 30th Anniversary Luncheon at Church of St. Joseph's. Mary Ellen pictured on far right. Shortly after her husband's death, Mary Ellen Storms attended a meeting at her church and learned about a new service organization from Neighbors Executive Director Bob [...]

2022-02-09T08:52:36-06:00February 9th, 2022|Historical Interviews, News, Volunteers|

February Newsletter

  Learn more about Minnesota's largest food and fund drive of the year (Minnesota FoodShare) as well as information about our upcoming Super Bagging event and more in the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter. Click here to read full newsletter.

2022-02-02T13:07:14-06:00February 2nd, 2022|News, Volunteers|
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