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 [...]
The goal of our monthly Menu Makers program is to share recipes for common items found in the food shelf (or in your cupboard) that are simple, affordable and healthy. This month's collection of recipes for canned diced tomatoes checks all the boxes. We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes as much as we enjoy [...]
Recipes Featuring Coconut Milk Coconut milk is a tasty alternative to cow's milk and is made from the white flesh of mature coconuts. It comes in both thick and thin versions - each typically used for different types of recipes. Thick coconut milk is generally used in making desserts and sauces while think coconut milk [...]
As we wrap-up another calendar year, we are grateful for the support of our community and are proud of all that we have accomplished together. This month's e-newsletter features stories of how we have made a positive impact in our community through our food distribution programs, holiday gift program and more. Click here to read [...]
Looking for a new recipe to add to your holiday celebration? Our Menu Makers team has got your back! Check out some twists on holiday classics (all featuring food products you would find in our food shelf) with this collection of delicious and nutritious holiday dishes. Click here for a complete list of Menu [...]
As the holiday season approaches, Neighbors is full of hustle and bustle! From upcoming fundraising events to our Holiday Gift Program, find out what is happening this holiday season at Neighbors. Click here to read the full November newsletter.
Join Team Neighbors as we Walk to End Hunger Hunger doesn't just last one day and this year neither does the Walk to End Hunger. This year you're invited to choose how you will fight hunger in our community. Instead of gathering on Thanksgiving morning, you can get together with your friends, family or team [...]
October brings a multitude of seasonal changes and some changes are happening around Neighbors, too, including the return to in-person fundraising events and the start of our holiday gift program. Read all about how you can get involved with Neighbors in our October newsletter. Click here to read.
October Menu Makers Features Canned Corn Although corn is delicious anytime of the year, it's especially appetizing during the Fall harvest in the Midwest. Check out these recipes featuring canned corn that will spruce up your Autumn! Click here for complete list of canned corn recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program [...]
Bid on your favorite! Thanks to some of our amazing Community Partners, we have really fun decorated bath ducks you can bid on as part of our Great Neighbors' Duck Races event. The winning bid on each duck will get to take it home. The duck with the highest bid is the contest winner. [...]
Change is in the air! The summer is beginning to wind down, school is starting up again and Neighbors is bringing back some annual Fall events. Read all about how you can get involved and support Neighbors and our programming by attending an event, donating food and clothing or volunteering your time in our [...]
September Menu Makers: Smoked Almonds Not only are they a delicious crunchy snack, almonds are also a good source of protein and fiber. Because almonds are a healthy, nutrient-dense food - they are the type of food we prefer to distribute in our food shelf. Check out this list of amazing recipes you can make [...]
Be in the know about what is happening at Neighbors, Inc. in August. Read about our first in-person fundraising event since the pandemic began, take our donor survey, virtually meet our newest team member and get information on the mobile vaccine clinic happening at Neighbors. Click here to read entire newsletter.
August Recipes Feature Nonfat Dry Milk Nonfat dry milk is a wonderful shelf-stable option to use in recipes. From breakfast options to supper entrees (and snacks in between), nonfat dry milk can be used in recipes throughout the entire day! Check out these delicious recipes our team of Menu Makers volunteers has put together [...]
Read all about what is happening this Summer at Neighbors - including information about a matching donation opportunity from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, summer salad recipes from our Menu Makers team, a "cool" video produced by Town Square Television and virtually meet our new AmeriCorps volunteers. Click here to read the [...]
Who's ready for a summer picnic? We've got some wonderful, refreshing summer salad and salsa recipes you can make! They're not too heavy, but are packed with flavor and nutritious ingredients. Click here for full list of summer salad and salsa recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. It [...]