Did you know that pinto beans are the most widely produced beans in the U.S.? They are also incredibly versatile -- from salad to dessert, breakfast to dinner, there are so many ways to use this month's Menu Makers feature. In addition to some excellent recipes, we've also included instructions for preparing and storing the [...]
The new Hy-Vee store in Eagan is now open and management has agreed to donate their extra bread to Neighbors! This will help ensure that the bakery shelf is well-stocked for the 14,000 families that use it each year. We will be picking up donations from the store each weekday between 8 and 9 a.m. If [...]
Neighbors appreciates your commitment to the organization and we want to make sure we’re doing our best to communicate how your time, money and resources are being used. To do that, we want – and need – to know how you’d like to receive information from us! Please take a few minutes to share your [...]
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 [...]
Grand-prize winner will receive a one-year Jeep lease Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year’s grand prize is one you won’t want to miss – a one-year lease on a Jeep. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, during South St. Paul’s On The Road Again festival [...]
Find the latest news and information from Neighbors in our quarterly newsletter. The print version also includes our 2015 Annual Report. NOTE: Since the newsletter hit mailboxes a bit later than anticipated, the deadline for the survey ("Tell Us What You Think!") has been extended until September 26. Sorry for the confusion!
Much like August, this month's featured item may have you wondering what other ways there are to use it beyond it's traditional preparation; rest assured we've got plenty of options for you! For all you ramen noodle lover's out there, we challenge you to think outside the bowl and try some of these savory and sweet options.
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 [...]
Ready for your next Menu Makers feature?! Yes, we know it's only half-way through August and you may not have had a chance to try all the spaghetti noodle recipes yet, but we just couldn't wait! In addition to the delicious recipes we posted earlier this month, we're also giving you a full bonus set featuring [...]
Do you ever find yourself using an ingredient for one specific dish over and over again, without thinking about the other ways you might be able to incorporate it into something new and exciting? This month's Menu Makers feature -- spaghetti noodles -- could easily be considered one of those ingredients. However, these noodles provide [...]
Last year, 1,847 people volunteered 48,510 hours at Neighbors, Inc. – that’s the equivalent of 25 full-time staff people (nearly double what the organization currently employs). Without these individuals, Neighbors wouldn’t be able to provide the services it does to those in need in the community. In many ways, volunteers serve as the hands of [...]
Accept the 2016 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Neighbors, Inc. this July. You can make a difference for hungry families in our community Minnesota summers were made for trips to the cabin, boat rides on the lake and farmers market outings, not food shelf visits. But that’s [...]
"I LOVE volunteering for the Summer Meals Program! It lets me do two of my favorite things at the same time -- visiting and laughing with friends while helping to feed the hungry." It's hard to believe that this year's Summer Meals Program is nearing the half-way point! Our volunteers have been having a blast [...]
Sour cream pear bread...orange-glazed chicken with pears...patriotic fruit salad...pear and watermelon salsa...pear chocolate cake...fruity sorbet swirl... Are you hungry yet? Make sure to check out this month's Menu Makers recipes featuring canned pears! You can find them all by clicking here.
Given the possibility of strong storms during the time of our Taps & Apps event this evening (June 22), we have decided to postpone since part of the space is outdoors. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wabasha Brewing Company. We apologize for the change, but hope [...]
This summer, eight local schools will open their cafeterias for breakfast and lunch! Free for anyone 18 and under, reduced pricing is also available for adults accompanying children. Click the links below to find out where and when meals will be served: Summer Meals for Teens and Kids (English) Summer Meals for Teens and Kids [...]
Happy hour benefit event moves to new location Beer flights, appetizers, games and a silent auction – all in a great new space to benefit Neighbors, Inc.! Plus, the Potter’s Pasties food truck will be parked outside selling delicious pasties and pies. Join us for a fun-filled evening at Taps & Apps on Wednesday, June [...]
Do you know about all the health benefits of salmon? Eating this fish provides: Omega-3 fatty acids to help support brain function, boost eye health and lower triglycerides (which helps prevent heart disease) Selenium that helps protect against free radical damage and is great for healthy hair, skin, nails and bones Vitamin D, which helps regulate [...]
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 [...]
Summer is just around the corner and Neighbors has some great ways to help your neighbors in need. In addition to our year-round opportunities, there are three summer-specific programs that are currently looking for people to fill open spots, including: Spread the word during parades – Looking for a fun, family-friendly opportunity? Volunteers are needed [...]