//Inver Grove Heights
11 12, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan J.

2018-12-11T08:39:21+00:00December 11th, 2018|Communities, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

December’s volunteer spotlight is Susan, one of our dedicated Holiday Gift Program volunteers. Susan works hard to make sure all of the families seeking holiday gift assistance have warm winter gear and clothing for their children. “I have enjoyed all of the aspects of (my) volunteering but it is especially rewarding to help with the [...]

3 12, 2018

Neighbors’ Holiday Gift Program Spotlight

2018-12-03T13:34:08+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Communities, Donate, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

This is the second year the Lakeville, Farmington and Apple Valley locations of Fantastic Sams have participated in the Neighbors' Holiday Gift Program by adopting several families. This is what one of their employees had to say about her experience: We wanted to do something for our community during the season of giving. We could [...]

30 11, 2018

December Menu Makers: Dried Plums

2018-11-30T10:22:36+00:00November 30th, 2018|Communities, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

Check out the seasonal recipe features for this month's Menu Makers item: dried plums. Whether you are entertaining or just relaxing at home, these recipes will get you in the holiday spirit! Click here for a complete list of dried plum recipes. Also, we'd like to wish the Menu Makers program at happy 4th [...]

8 11, 2018

Give to the Max Day Donation Match

2018-11-08T13:26:22+00:00November 8th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Planning to participate in Minnesota’s annual day of giving? We hope you’ll chose to donate to Neighbors. Not only will you be directly helping to fund our emergency and supportive services programs for residents of northern Dakota County, but your gift will also go further thanks to a generous anonymous donor who has offered to [...]

1 11, 2018

November Menu Makers: Canned Tuna

2018-11-01T13:56:12+00:00November 1st, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Canned tuna is back on the menu by popular demand! Turn this household staple into a household favorite with these 6 fast and easy recipes. Click here for a complete list of canned tuna recipes.

25 10, 2018

Walk with Neighbors to Fight Hunger

2018-10-25T10:33:38+00:00October 25th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Looking for a meaningful way to give back on Thanksgiving? Help us as we fight hunger (and have fun doing it!) The Walk to End Hunger is an indoor, family-friendly walk with lots of activities - such as face painters, fitness games, a food packing project and more. Find out what a past participant has [...]

11 10, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica H.

2018-10-11T14:42:59+00:00October 11th, 2018|Come As You Are (CAYA), Communities, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Jessica became involved with the Neighbors’ Come As You Are program in her early 20’s when she began taking her younger brother to the bi-monthly events. She quickly transitioned from attendee to helping out as a volunteer and now she leads the events. Working alongside the Volunteer Department at Neighbors, Jessica helps coordinate the programs [...]

4 10, 2018

October Menu Makers: Instant Mashed Potatoes

2018-10-04T10:21:24+00:00October 4th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

As Summer turns into Fall and the temperature cools down, these instant mashed potatoes recipes will help fill you up with delicious comfort food! Click here for a complete list of instant mashed potatoes recipes.

29 09, 2018

Prize Winners from the Duck Races

2018-09-29T20:17:50+00:00September 29th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Great Neighbors' Duck Races prize winners! Thank you to our generous prize donors from the community.   Race #1 Jensen’s Supper Club gift certificate: Pam O. Amore Coffee gift card ($10): Alice D. Cherry Berry gift certificate & free oil change from Pace’s Tire and Service: Liz L.   [...]

21 09, 2018

2018 Great Neighbors Duck Races on September 29th

2018-09-21T09:34:06+00:00September 21st, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

Ducks and Trucks 2018 Great Neighbors’ Duck Races To Be Held During Touch A Truck Community Event Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year we’ll be in with the big rigs as part of the annual Touch A Truck community event in West St. Paul. The fun begins at 2 [...]

11 09, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: TESA Group

2018-09-11T09:27:03+00:00September 11th, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Students who are enrolled in the District 917 TESA (Transitional Education Service Alternative Program) program have been volunteering at the Neighbors food shelf since September 2016. Originally placed by VolunteerMatch, students in the TESA group acquire valuable volunteer experience on a weekly basis. TESA’s post high school program also gives students with disabilities between 18 [...]

4 09, 2018

September Menu Makers: Egg Noodle Recipes

2018-09-04T08:38:13+00:00September 4th, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

September's selection of recipes features a simple, yet delicious, food shelf item: egg noodles. For a complete list of recipes you can try at home, click here.  

29 08, 2018

Clothes Closet Grand Reopening: September 11

2018-08-29T15:51:38+00:00August 29th, 2018|Clothes Closet, Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Fashion, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Neighbors Clothes Closet Thrift Store Grand Reopening September 11, 2018 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. August 27, 2018 - For Immediate Release South St. Paul, Minn. – Neighbors, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand reopening of its thrift store, the Neighbors Clothes Closet. After a brief closure to refresh the store, the Neighbors Clothes [...]

23 08, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Elise H.

2018-08-23T15:43:27+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Clothes Closet, Communities, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

A regular Neighbors Clothes Closet and Event Department Volunteer, Elise, recently also joined the team of volunteers that pick up extra produce at local Farmer’s Markets. Since she volunteers in a variety of ways for Neighbors, we wanted to ask her about her experiences. Q: What brought you to Neighbors? A: I remember my aunt [...]

1 08, 2018

August Menu Makers: Dried Pinto Beans

2018-08-01T15:21:58+00:00August 1st, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

The Menu Makers recipes in August feature some delicious ways to eat beans - including "hiding" them in non-traditional bean recipes! For a full list of recipes, click here.  

2 07, 2018

July Menu Makers: Crispy Rice Cereal

2018-07-02T11:47:35+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Just in time for your 4th of July picnic, our volunteer chef has put together a spectacular list of recipes featuring Crispy Rice Cereal! Click here for the full recipes.

18 06, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Virginia B.

2018-06-18T11:21:41+00:00June 18th, 2018|Clothes Closet, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

Virginia has been an avid volunteer at Neighbors since 2012 when she responded to the agency’s plea for volunteers in a community newspaper. She considers it a privilege to be among the first volunteers to work at the agency’s Grand Avenue building in South Saint Paul. Previously, the agency was housed at another location. Neighbors is [...]

1 06, 2018

June Menu Makers: Furman’s Spaghetti Sauce

2018-06-01T08:50:00+00:00June 1st, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Our resident volunteer chef has done it again! This month, Menu Makers is featuring 6 delicious recipes made with Furman's Spaghetti Sauce. Click here to check them out.

24 05, 2018

Generous gardeners unite to fight hunger

2018-05-24T08:44:38+00:00May 24th, 2018|Communities, Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

by Tim Spitzack From the May 2018 edition of the South St. Paul Voice** The tomato is one of the most universal vegetables in the world. OK, it’s technically a fruit but it’s commonly called a vegetable in cooking. This juicy red fruit (happy?) is grown and eaten on nearly every continent and is enjoyed [...]

21 05, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Phil N.

2018-05-21T10:10:14+00:00May 21st, 2018|Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

Phil N. is an active volunteer transportation driver for Neighbors, Inc. with compassion for others. Initially recruited by a Neighbors’ staff member for the role while he was already a Neighbors’ food shelf volunteer, he transitioned into volunteer driving to transport residents of northern Dakota County to medical and dental appointments. He currently provides 2-3 [...]

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