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11 12, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan J.

2018-12-11T08:39:21+00:00December 11th, 2018|Communities, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

3 12, 2018

Neighbors’ Holiday Gift Program Spotlight

2018-12-03T13:34:08+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Communities, Donate, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

30 11, 2018

December Menu Makers: Dried Plums

2018-11-30T10:22:36+00:00November 30th, 2018|Communities, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

8 11, 2018

Give to the Max Day Donation Match

2018-11-08T13:26:22+00:00November 8th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

25 10, 2018

Walk with Neighbors to Fight Hunger

2018-10-25T10:33:38+00:00October 25th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

16 10, 2018

Furniture Matching Program Update

2018-10-16T08:58:58+00:00October 16th, 2018|News|

Neighbors, Inc. has been providing a furniture matching program for many years. We have been able to help people in need be connected to free furniture. It has been a good program and many people have been helped. Furniture donations have become less frequent and it has become harder to verify the good condition of [...]

11 10, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica H.

2018-10-11T14:42:59+00:00October 11th, 2018|Come As You Are (CAYA), Communities, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

4 10, 2018

October Menu Makers: Instant Mashed Potatoes

2018-10-04T10:21:24+00:00October 4th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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.

29 09, 2018

Prize Winners from the Duck Races

2018-09-29T20:17:50+00:00September 29th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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.   [...]

21 09, 2018

2018 Great Neighbors Duck Races on September 29th

2018-09-21T09:34:06+00:00September 21st, 2018|Communities, Donate, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

11 09, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: TESA Group

2018-09-11T09:27:03+00:00September 11th, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

29 08, 2018

Clothes Closet Grand Reopening: September 11

2018-08-29T15:51:38+00:00August 29th, 2018|Clothes Closet, Communities, Donate, Events, Events, Fashion, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

1 08, 2018

August Menu Makers: Dried Pinto Beans

2018-08-01T15:21:58+00:00August 1st, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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.  

1 05, 2018

May Menu Makers: Macaroni and Cheese

2018-05-01T14:49:30+00:00May 1st, 2018|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

This month, Menu Makers is featuring recipes using a childhood favorite - boxed macaroni and cheese. These recipes add a twist to this classic go-to meal. Click here for a complete list of recipes.

20 04, 2018

And the award goes to…Volunteers!

2018-04-20T13:23:25+00:00April 20th, 2018|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Neighbors, Inc. held its 46th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018. This Oscars-themed celebration recognized the contributions of all Neighbors volunteers over the last year. The following individuals, organizations and programs were recognized for their outstanding volunteer performance and dedication to the mission of Neighbors: Marilyn Erickson – Empowerment Michaela Vondrum – [...]

18 04, 2018

2018 March Minnesota FoodShare a Success

2018-04-18T15:24:52+00:00April 18th, 2018|Communities, Donors, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

The 2018 March Minnesota FoodShare campaign has wrapped up and what a journey it has been! From the time we started planning in January to the last donation received in April, we have so many people to thank for making it a success. Staff, volunteers, donors, community, business, and so many more… Each year, we [...]

13 04, 2018

And the Food Fight winner is…

2018-04-13T16:16:56+00:00April 13th, 2018|Communities, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Cherokee Tavern! Congratulations to the Saint Joe's Burger at Cherokee Tavern for being voted this year's best burger in the 2018 Great Neighbors' Food Fight restaurant competition and fundraiser. A special thank you to all of the participating restaurants who generously donated their delicious burgers for the competition. 

2 04, 2018

April Menu Makers: Crispy Rice Cereal

2018-04-04T16:31:47+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

This month, Menu Makers is featuring recipes made with crispy rice cereal. From breakfast to dessert, you'll find a range of sweet and savory options! Click here to learn more.

2 04, 2018

2018 Food Fight Blog: Classic Cheeseburger

2018-04-02T10:19:05+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

It's the final burger report of the 2018 Food Fight! Travis' last stop took him to Perkins in West St. Paul for their Classic Cheeseburger, and here's what he had to say: "I didn’t know what to expect from Perkins. I always think of them for good breakfast, but have never tried a burger from [...]

29 03, 2018

2018 Food Fight Blog: Saint Joe’s Burger

2018-03-29T15:18:16+00:00March 29th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

As we approach the end of the 2018 Great Neighbors' Food Fight, we've got the second to last blog from Travis to share with you! He stopped by Cherokee Tavern to try the Saint Joe's Burger, and here's his review: "This is one of my new favorites! The quality of the beef was exceptional, along [...]

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