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19 02, 2016

Minnesota FoodShare month: why March matters

2016-02-19T11:40:51+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Food Shelf, From Our CEO, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

For many years, March in Minnesota has been designated as Minnesota FoodShare month. It is a time when nearly every food shelf in the state makes an all-out effort to raise as much food and money as possible in what turns out to be a rather heated competition among food shelves. We at Neighbors make [...]

2 02, 2016

February Menu Makers: Creamy Soups

2016-02-02T10:55:16+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Communities, Donate, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Warm Up With Some Delicious Recipes! Our Menu Makers program features a food shelf staple (as well as a seasonally appropriate item) this month: cream soup. It is an extremely versatile product that can be used to create comfort foods to warm the belly and the soul. Whether you call them hot dishes or casseroles, cream [...]

20 01, 2016

Food Is Not Optional

2016-01-20T11:48:58+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Food is a Constant Need Do you ever notice how a few subzero days make you forget that it was ever warm? Our bodies have short memories. In the same way, if you have been hungry for a few days, it doesn't matter that you had enough to eat last month or last year. Food [...]

8 01, 2016

Another Food Fight!

2016-01-08T08:38:57+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Things to do in the Neighborhood, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Dine Out for a Cause The Great Neighbors' Food Fight is back for another round! Buy a Food Fight card for $25 and get five free burgers. Try all five delicious burgers from five different local restaurants and vote online for your favorite. Proceeds from the sale of Food Fight cards benefit Neighbors, Inc. We [...]

17 12, 2015

First Graders Make Adopt-A-Family Their Class Project

2015-12-17T13:02:30+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Donors, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

Class Raises Money, Selects and Wraps Gifts Recently, a first grade class at Lincoln Center Elementary School in South St. Paul took on a big challenge: collect enough money to buy presents for someone else. They were encouraged to earn money by doing extra chores around the house. The students would bring in their donation [...]

30 11, 2015

Getting Ready to Spread Holiday Cheer

2016-01-04T09:01:20+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Once again, Santa's elves are hard at work at Neighbors getting ready to distribute gifts, toys and clothing to seniors and families in our community this holiday season. An anticipated 1,000+ families will be served this holiday season. We couldn't do it without the support of our volunteers and the generosity of the community. If [...]

15 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Dinner at Cherokee Tavern

2015-11-05T15:21:39+00:00 November 15th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Food Shelf, Holiday Programs, News, Programs, Resources for Low Income, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Providing Families with a Warm Meal & Memories on Thanksgiving Day Started by Bob and Dorothy Casper 33 years ago, the Cherokee Tavern and Casper family will once again host a free community Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 26th. The popular West St. Paul restaurant will be closed for business on Thanksgiving day and will [...]

6 11, 2015

Bakeless Bake Sale!

2015-11-13T15:37:13+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

***Update: Thanks to everyone who contributed! Your donations helped raised $5,000 for programs at Neighbors.*** November 12, 2015 For this year's Give to the Max Day MN, Neighbors, Inc. is throwing a Bakeless Bake Sale.  Why a Bakeless Bake Sale, you ask? We thought it made sense because when your neighbor is going through a [...]

22 10, 2015

Move For Hunger

2015-11-05T15:21:39+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Communities, Donate, Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Moving? Don't want to make space in your moving boxes with the food in your cupboard? You can donate it to a local food shelf through Move For Hunger. Recently, Neighbors, Inc. has been blessed to be the recipient of food donations from local moving companies who participate in the Move For Hunger program. Started in [...]

6 10, 2015

October Menu Makers: Black Beans Part II

2015-11-05T15:21:39+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Wonderful Recipes for Nutritious Black Beans! There were so many great black beans recipes to choose from, Menu Makers is featuring black beans as its product of the month again in October. Plus, black beans are a healthy, affordable source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Healthy Facts About Black Beans: Considered one of the world's [...]

1 09, 2015

September Menu Makers: Tomato Soup!

2015-11-05T15:21:40+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Communities, Donate, Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

New Twists on a Classic - Tomato Soup Recipes Featured Tomato Soup is one of the most donated items to food shelves. In addition to eating it as soup, there are a lot of ways you can cook with it! Check out some of the delicious items you can make with a can of tomato [...]

6 08, 2015

Nancy’s Garden Party

2015-08-06T11:41:22+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Donate, Events, Events|

Nancy's garden party was a success. Last night the weather cooperated and Nancy's garden was gorgeous. There were whispers of fairies moving about. Thank you so much to Nancy and all who came.  The event raised an amazing 270 lbs. of food and $710 for Neighbors. Neighbors is always looking for friends willing to do [...]

1 07, 2015

July Menu Makers: Green Beans

2015-11-05T15:21:40+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Communities, Donate, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Menu Makers Features Green Bean Recipes in July Use canned green beans (or stop by your local farmer's market to get fresh green beans) for these delicious recipes! Either way, we would like to share some recipe ideas to help you put a new spin on some classic dishes. Bon appetite! Green Bean Flyer      The [...]

24 06, 2015

Summer Meals

2015-11-05T15:21:40+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Summer Meals Program The Summer Meals program, which serves hot food to children (up to 18 years old) at local schools, is in full swing. Find out what Summer Meals Program Coordinator, Jenna, had to say about it: "My experience has been rewarding. To see kids thrive after watching them eat and knowing their bellies are [...]

24 06, 2015

Menu Makers: Fresh Ideas

2015-11-05T15:21:40+00:00 June 24th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Corn-on-the-Cob Featured as a "Bonus" Menu Makers Fresh Produce = Fresh Ideas It's Summer and we are loving all of the fresh produce we're getting donated to our Food Shelf! We love it so much that we have created a new subcategory for our Menu Makers recipe-sharing program called Menu Makers: Fresh Ideas. When we [...]

18 05, 2015

Open House on May 20th

2015-11-05T15:21:40+00:00 May 18th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Neighbors, Inc. – Open House Featuring the River Heights Chamber of Commerce CoffeeNet networking event, SSP Police Department K9 Officer, South St Paul Jaycees, Speed Volunteering in the Food Shelf and Clothes Closet, Prizes, and Guided Tours! Where:         Neighbors, Inc. 222 Grand Ave. W South St Paul, MN When:           May 20, 2015 Time: [...]

13 03, 2015

Food Fight!

2015-03-13T15:04:15+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Five Local Restaurants Compete for "Best Burger" And the Proceeds Benefit Neighbors, Inc. As part of his *ahem* journalistic duties, Adam Carter with Town Square TV, took the Food Fight journey and tried all five burgers from the participating restaurants (in just one day!) Check out his experience here: https://vimeo.com/121789383 Although we're not sure we would recommend [...]

18 02, 2015

Seeking Heroes this March!

2015-02-19T13:12:52+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Seeking heroes, no superpowers required We love Spiderman because Peter Parker is a humble guy, elevated by supernatural circumstance to a superman. And instead of cowering from the responsibility to use his powers for good, he embraces his new destiny, and fights the good fight. But the truth is, we don’t need to be bitten [...]

9 02, 2015

The Potato Choice: A Story From the Food Shelf

2015-02-17T09:58:24+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Communities, Donate, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Sometimes a shopper who is transitioning from living in a shelter to more independent living will come to the food shelf with a community advocate. The day Kevin, a shy young man, came to Neighbors, Inc. with his advocate, Pat, is especially memorable. Pat explained he was retired and a volunteer who visited Kevin about [...]

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