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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]