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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We recently caught up with two former AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) team members - Steve and Kazoua - to find out what they have been up to after their service years at Neighbors, Inc. Staff photo from Steve's last day at Neighbors. Steve Watanaskul was the first of three [...]
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.
Reflections from Pastor Gary Langness Augustana Lutheran Church, West St. Paul Pastor Gary Langness served at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul in the early 1970s when Neighbors Director Bob Adams approached the church about becoming a mission partner. Bob specifically asked if Augustana would be interested in supporting Neighbors financially as well [...]
There are lots of opinions about pasta - some call it a "comfort food" and others use it as their go-to meal for pleasing picky young eaters while others pair it with a glass of wine and call it fancy. Whatever you want to call it, pasta is a food staple for many. Which [...]
Neighbors Newest Program: Financial Empowerment Through our emerging financial empowerment program, we help improve the wellbeing of community members seeking to gain control of their finances. Participants work alongside our counselors to set goals, learn ways to bounce back from financial shocks and build savings. For example, many people we serve experience stress and fear [...]
For Immediate Release - South St. Paul, MN The year 2022 marks 50 years of service for Neighbors, Inc. Founded in January 1972 by volunteers from six local churches, Neighbors has grown from a small food pantry in a church storage closet to serving 1,000 families a month with food resources. Two of the [...]
At Neighbors, we are ringing in the new year with a plethora of gratitude to all of those who have supported us in 2021. We are also ready to put on our party hats and celebrate our milestone 50th anniversary this year! We hope you can join us for some or all of our [...]