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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 [...]

2022-09-26T14:38:01-05:00September 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|

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:  [...]

2022-07-14T09:03:13-05:00June 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) Click here for list of canned green [...]

2022-06-28T12:39:44-05:00June 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|
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