For Commissioner Joe Atkins, it all started as a result of three poignant moments in June of 1997. The first moment was when he read a news story about a local third grader in need of food during the summer months. The second moment happened as a result of his cousins teasing him about elected [...]
Catch up on the latest news at Neighbors, Inc. October's newsletter features information about volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, food shelf needs and more. Want to receive this via email? Send us a note at email@example.com and we'll sign you up! Click here to read October's newsletter.
Great Neighbors’ Duck Races Back on the Road Again Annual Benefit Event for Neighbors, Inc. Neighbors’ signature benefit event – the Great Neighbors’ Duck Races – will be held on October 5, 2019, during South St. Paul’s On The Road Again community festival. The Duck Races event features a series of rubber duck races throughout [...]
Looking to mix things up? Our Menu Makers team has compiled some delicious, nutritious and colorful menu items featuring canned mixed vegetables that are sure to enhance to your next meal. Click here for a complete list of mixed vegetables recipes.
Corn on the cob makes for some delicious dishes anytime - but especially during the final days of Summer! Our Menu Makers team has compiled some delicious, nutritious and colorful menu items that are sure to add some pizazz to your next meal. Click here for a complete list of corn on the cob recipes.
A very happy birthday to the one and only Virginia (Ginger) Milbert! On June 26th, we celebrated a very special birthday at Neighbors - Virginia, our longest serving volunteer, turned 102 years young. Virginia has been with Neighbors since day one and remembers when it operated out of a small storage closet at a local [...]
Compartiendo Esperanza: Speaking With Latinos About Mental Health NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering services, resources and free classes to the Latino community every Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Neighbors, Inc. Lack of information and misconceptions that surround mental health issues prevent many members of the Latino community from getting [...]
Check out our June e-newsletter to learn about our Stamp Out Hunger results, Summer Meals Program, volunteer opportunities, new Food Sustainability Summer Intern and more! Click here to read the June newsletter. If you are interested in receiving this newsletter via email, please send us a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every weekend during March, Clarice, a cashier at Menards, puts together a display of food items (including complete meal suggestions for under $2) at her register to sell to customers so they have an easy way to donate to Neighbors, Inc. during Minnesota FoodShare. The donation bins are located at the end of the register [...]
Today, I drove my car to the gym and back. I drove my daughter to preschool and then I drove to the office. During the day I drove my car to and from a meeting. And I will drive home. I did all of this when I either wanted or needed to and my car [...]
Somerset School has collected food for local food shelves for over twenty-five years. Their goal is to collect close to 1,200 food items each year. If every student and staff member donates 3 or more food items, they get very close to achieving their goal. The food drive lasts two weeks and each day has [...]
The 3M Film and Materials Resource Division has been volunteering in small groups at Neighbors on a monthly basis since July 2017. This is what they had to say about their experience: Describe your involvement with Neighbors: We usually work in the Food Shelf. Some of us have been volunteering at Neighbors over eight years. We [...]
The Stockyards Burger Written by an Anonymous VIP Blogger Stop number three on the grand tour of restaurants included in the 2019 edition of the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: Kaposia Club in South St. Paul. For those who have not yet found this new addition to the local food scene, it is located near the [...]
Round Two of the 2019 Neighbors Food Fight Submitted by our anonymous VIP Food Fight Blogger You will not find the highlighted Food Fight Burger on the menu at BLVD Bar + Grille. The chef has, instead, created a brand new burger offering exclusively for Food Fight participants. A most unique and creative preparation called [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]