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1 03, 2017

March Menu Makers: Peanut Butter

2017-03-01T08:46:51+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

This month’s Menu Makers recipes are a real treat! We’ve taken a classic favorite, peanut butter, and asked it to do some incredible things. With everything from a gooey Grilled PB & J Sandwich to a savory Peanut Broccoli Salad, we think you’re going to like these.

14 02, 2017

Get ready for the March Campaign!

2017-02-14T11:46:17+00:00 February 14th, 2017|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, Resources for Low Income, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

March is just around the corner, which means it's time for the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign! This campaign not only helps us have enough food for the busy summer months ahead, but food shelves from across the state will be vying for funding that is distributed later in the year. Last year, we raised [...]

1 02, 2017

February Menu Makers: pitted dates

2017-02-01T11:14:30+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

February’s Menu Makers recipes all feature one of nature’s sweetest and healthiest superfoods: pitted dates. From Applesauce Date Muffins to Chocolate Chip Date Cookies, this fiber-rich fruit yields some pretty amazing treats! Check them out.

3 01, 2017

January Menu Makers: instant mashed potatoes

2017-01-03T10:40:25+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

This month's Menu Makers puts a creative twist on an easy, versatile product: instant mashed potatoes. We've thrown in old favorites like Shepherd's Pie and Loaded Mashed Potatoes, and new recipes we think you'll love like Moist Potato Chocolate Cake! Take a look here. sample  

1 11, 2016

November Menu Makers: dried great northern beans

2016-11-01T12:08:50+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

This month's Menu Makers feature -- dried great northern beans -- is great for making baked beans, chili, vegetable dips and soups -- plus we've even thrown a dessert into the mix! Take a look at all the recipes here.

6 10, 2016

Give Back Before Giving Thanks

2016-10-06T15:06:07+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Start your holiday off right and join Neighbors for the Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America! Since 2008, the Walk has raised more than $1,200,000 to fight hunger in the Twin Cities metro area, where one in five families with children don’t have enough to eat. Think hunger isn’t [...]

2 10, 2016

August Menu Makers: dried pinto beans

2016-10-03T15:18:23+00:00 October 2nd, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

22 09, 2016

Volunteers needed: daily bakery pick-up

2016-09-22T13:35:57+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

8 09, 2016

Name the Shelf!

2016-09-22T08:25:54+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

1 09, 2016

September Menu Makers: ramen noodles

2016-09-01T08:17:15+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul|

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.

16 08, 2016

Menu Makers bonus!

2016-08-16T07:51:07+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

1 08, 2016

August Menu Makers: spaghetti noodles

2016-08-01T08:57:43+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

19 07, 2016

Challenge yourself to end hunger

2016-07-19T16:11:07+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Donate, Donors, Events, Food Shelf, News, Programs, Resources for Low Income|

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 [...]

1 07, 2016

July Menu Makers: canned pears

2016-07-01T11:38:42+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

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.

1 06, 2016

June Menu Makers: canned salmon

2016-06-01T09:20:26+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Communities, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

19 05, 2016

Announcing ‘Delbert 2016’

2016-05-20T16:17:16+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Clothes Closet, Come As You Are (CAYA), Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Holiday Programs, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Neighbors Staff, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, Resources for Low Income, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

11 05, 2016

Giving back through your garden

2016-05-11T14:11:36+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Don’t you love this time of year, when the landscape starts turning green and the flowers are in bloom? Now is also the time when many are starting to plant their gardens with fruits and vegetables to harvest later in the season – including Neighbors! We have four planters on-site that are maintained by a [...]

4 05, 2016

Stamp Out Hunger food drive is May 14

2016-05-04T08:51:40+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Food Shelf, News, Programs, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

Saturday, May 14, is the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Each year across the country, mail carriers help their local food shelves by collecting food donations -- and all you have to do to participate is leave a bag or box of food next to your mailbox before your mail is delivered! Your mail carrier will pick [...]

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