Volunteer Couples Feel the Love at Neighbors During a recent analysis of our volunteers, we were amazed to discover there are 33 married couples who regularly volunteer their time and talents at Neighbors, Inc. That makes up 16% of our on-going volunteer base. Although the number of volunteer couples at Neighbors is amazing, it [...]
The 2019 Neighbors, Inc. Food Fight is on! Some friends and I chose to begin our quest for the best burger in northern Dakota County by heading to B-52 Burgers and Brew in Inver Grove Heights. This restaurant has been a regular participant in the Food Fight each year. At B-52s, the selected burger is [...]
Minnesota FoodShare Campaign Benefits Neighbors Annual March Food & Fundraising Drive Helps Stock the Shelves Donations of food and funds during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at Neighbors, Inc. “We count on the generosity of our donors during Minnesota Foodshare in March to help us provide for the hungry [...]
Menu Makers is featuring old fashioned oatmeal this month, and these six easy and delicious recipes will certainly leave you wanting more. Who knew oatmeal could be so good?! Check out all of the old fashioned oatmeal recipes by clicking here.
Join us on Saturday, February 2 at the Cub Foods locations in Inver Grove Heights and West St. Paul as we collect food and funds and bag your groceries - all to support Neighbors, Inc.! Volunteers from Neighbors will be on hand to help bag groceries and take donations of both food and funds to [...]
We have had several phone calls and inquiries about the effects of the government shutdown on our community members. At this point, the most direct effect we are seeing is the uncertainty it is causing people using SNAP (government issued food support) and the concerns of how the shutdown will impact their monthly benefits. Here [...]
As their reign comes to an end, we'd like to thank the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family and King Boreas LXXXII Tom Leonard for selecting Neighbors, Inc. as their non-profit partner this past year and for their dedication to our mission of building community through neighborly assistance. Congratulations on a wonderful year [...]
Did your resolutions for 2019 include trying new things or cooking more? If so, we've got you covered! Check out our Menu Makers recipes for spaghetti noodles by clicking here. Bon apetit!
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.