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 [...]
September's selection of recipes features a simple, yet delicious, food shelf item: egg noodles. For a complete list of recipes you can try at home, click here.
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.
Just in time for your 4th of July picnic, our volunteer chef has put together a spectacular list of recipes featuring Crispy Rice Cereal! Click here for the full recipes.
Our resident volunteer chef has done it again! This month, Menu Makers is featuring 6 delicious recipes made with Furman's Spaghetti Sauce. Click here to check them out.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
December Menu Makers: Meals from the Heart rice dinner and fresh sweet potatoesCommunities, Food Shelf, 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 that use Meals from the Heart rice dinners and fresh sweet potatoes. The high-protein, fortified rice dinners can be meals in and of themselves, or serve as the base for hot dishes, soup and stuffing. Fresh sweet potatoes are also delicious on their own, but can also become [...]
Amy's family has made the Walk to End Hunger an annual Thanksgiving tradition. They started eight years ago, when her youngest was just barely walking himself. Now it is something the kids look forward to every year. Amy said, "The day after Halloween this year my oldest asked when we were going to do the [...]
Support the Walk to End Hunger – Even If You Can’t Walk on Thanksgiving!Communities, Donors, Events, Events, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, Programs, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, West Saint Paul
We’d love to have you join us on Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America for the annual Walk to End Hunger family-friendly 5k fun walk, however we understand that not everyone’s holiday plans allow them to do so. If you aren’t able to make it to the Walk, but would still like to support [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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
This month marks the start of the third year of Menu Makers and we're celebrating with a double feature: black beans AND rice! Check out these great recipes, which include a salad, soup, stuffed peppers and more!
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.
Fall is in the air and we've got apples on the shelf, so we've got some great recipes as a bonus this month. You can find them here!
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 [...]
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 [...]