Dear Friends of Neighbors, In 1972, six churches came together to confront a community crisis and formed Neighbors, Inc. We have been serving our community ever since. Today, the crisis is different but Neighbors is still here to help. COVID-19 has caused us to temporarily modify our operations. We have had to adjust due to [...]
An interview with Gloria Contreras Edin, Chair of the Neighbors Board of Directors. How did you become involved with Neighbors? In 2016, I was invited to be on the board of directors by a friend from Rotary. When asked, I immediately jumped at the invitation, as I considered it an honor to be able to [...]
Want to learn more about Charlie Thompson, Neighbors' new president and CEO? Check out this story by Town Square Television!
Neighbors, Inc. is pleased to announce that Charles D. Thompson will be the organization’s next executive director. Charlie will join Neighbors in March, working with current executive director John Kemp until his retirement on April 15. “We are thrilled that Charlie will be joining Neighbors as its new executive director,” says Brian Counihan, chair of [...]
The Board of Directors has begun its search for Neighbors' next executive director, who will succeed John Kemp following his retirement in April. A position description and additional details can be found here.
John Kemp, executive director of Neighbors, Inc., has informed the Board of Directors of his plan to retire. His last day with the organization will be April 15, 2017. “Making the decision to retire was one of the more difficult decisions in my life and, once it was made, it was even more difficult to [...]
What do you see when you look at this picture? Sure, it’s a shelf with produce, but it goes beyond that. Donated by one of our volunteers, it’s also a favorite stop during each shopping visit. Some days – particularly at this time of year – it may be stocked with fresh from the garden [...]
Many residents in our community don't have reliable transportation. To help them get to medical appointments, Neighbors provides the Dial-A-Ride program. Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles to provide rides to and from the appointment, and in turn receive: Flexibility -- drivers provide rides when their schedules allow Fair mileage reimbursement Opportunities to connect with [...]
It is with great excitement that I – Delbert the Duck – announce my campaign to bring awareness about some important issues facing our community! For those who don’t know me, I represent Neighbors, Inc., a local non-profit that provides emergency assistance programs to low-income members of northern Dakota County. This includes providing people with [...]
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 [...]
By the time you read this, election 2014 will be in our rear view mirrors, so nobody can accuse me of using this as a tool for trying to influence the election. I try to remain apolitical. In my role as the ED of a non-profit social service agency I don’t publicly support any candidate [...]
I saw a report recently about a research project that had been conducted by an organization called Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The research undertook to find out what Americans know about the issue of hunger in our country, and how Americans think the problem should be dealt with. FRAC is the lead advocacy [...]
Neighbors finished moving into 222 Grand Ave W on this day just three years ago. Thank you so much to all of those who helped make the move a success. Neighbors now has a larger home and is able to deliver considerably more services to our community. This photo was taken after the staff [...]
In honor of the upcoming Great Neighbors' Duck Race, the staff and program supervisors have put their creative talents on display by each decorating a rubber ducky. It's your turn to tell us which one you like best! Visit our Facebook page and "like" your favorite duck. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152711039650152.1073741833.100872450151&type=1 Don't [...]