Neighbors, Inc. held its 47th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. This year's theme was "All-Stars" to recognize the all-star contributions of all of the dedicated volunteers who have given their time and talent to Neighbors over the past year. The following volunteers were recognized [...]
After retiring, Steve wanted to do something with his time to help others in his community. “You should find something to do when you’re retired and it was important to me to help out in the place I live,” he says. Volunteering at Neighbors was the perfect fit! Since the beginning of the year, Steve [...]
Every weekend during March, Clarice, a cashier at Menards, puts together a display of food items (including complete meal suggestions for under $2) at her register to sell to customers so they have an easy way to donate to Neighbors, Inc. during Minnesota FoodShare. The donation bins are located at the end of the register [...]
Today, I drove my car to the gym and back. I drove my daughter to preschool and then I drove to the office. During the day I drove my car to and from a meeting. And I will drive home. I did all of this when I either wanted or needed to and my car [...]
The Menu Makers recipes for April feature sweet, delicious canned peaches. From breakfast options, to snacks and salads or entrees, there are a lot of yummy recipes you can make with peaches! For a complete list of recipes, click here.
My final stop on the 2019 Neighbors’ Food Fight tour was the Mississippi Pub in Inver Grove Heights. The Pub is one of the few places in the Twin Cities you can sit on the banks of the Mississippi River and enjoy a cold drink with the featured All American Burger while watching boats and barges navigate one of the world’s greatest rivers. [...]
Our fourth stop on the 2019 Neighbors Food Fight tour was Jersey’s Bar and Grill on Concord Blvd. in Inver Grove Heights, another nifty neighborhood eating and drinking place in the northern Dakota County area. Their offer was “The Cheesiest Burger in Minnesota” and it lives up to its name. This burger comes with four [...]
Somerset School has collected food for local food shelves for over twenty-five years. Their goal is to collect close to 1,200 food items each year. If every student and staff member donates 3 or more food items, they get very close to achieving their goal. The food drive lasts two weeks and each day has [...]
The 3M Film and Materials Resource Division has been volunteering in small groups at Neighbors on a monthly basis since July 2017. This is what they had to say about their experience: Describe your involvement with Neighbors: We usually work in the Food Shelf. Some of us have been volunteering at Neighbors over eight years. We [...]
The Stockyards Burger Written by an Anonymous VIP Blogger Stop number three on the grand tour of restaurants included in the 2019 edition of the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: Kaposia Club in South St. Paul. For those who have not yet found this new addition to the local food scene, it is located near the [...]
Hot dogs and wontons and tacos, oh my! Join our Menu Makers this month as they transform a simple box of Mac N Cheese into a culinary delight. Click here for a full list of recipes.
Round Two of the 2019 Neighbors Food Fight Submitted by our anonymous VIP Food Fight Blogger You will not find the highlighted Food Fight Burger on the menu at BLVD Bar + Grille. The chef has, instead, created a brand new burger offering exclusively for Food Fight participants. A most unique and creative preparation called [...]
Volunteer Couples Feel the Love at Neighbors During a recent analysis of our volunteers, we were amazed to discover there are 33 married couples who regularly volunteer their time and talents at Neighbors, Inc. That makes up 16% of our on-going volunteer base. Although the number of volunteer couples at Neighbors is amazing, it [...]
The 2019 Neighbors, Inc. Food Fight is on! Some friends and I chose to begin our quest for the best burger in northern Dakota County by heading to B-52 Burgers and Brew in Inver Grove Heights. This restaurant has been a regular participant in the Food Fight each year. At B-52s, the selected burger is [...]
Minnesota FoodShare Campaign Benefits Neighbors Annual March Food & Fundraising Drive Helps Stock the Shelves Donations of food and funds during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at Neighbors, Inc. “We count on the generosity of our donors during Minnesota Foodshare in March to help us provide for the hungry [...]
Menu Makers is featuring old fashioned oatmeal this month, and these six easy and delicious recipes will certainly leave you wanting more. Who knew oatmeal could be so good?! Check out all of the old fashioned oatmeal recipes by clicking here.
Join us on Saturday, February 2 at the Cub Foods locations in Inver Grove Heights and West St. Paul as we collect food and funds and bag your groceries - all to support Neighbors, Inc.! Volunteers from Neighbors will be on hand to help bag groceries and take donations of both food and funds to [...]
We have had several phone calls and inquiries about the effects of the government shutdown on our community members. At this point, the most direct effect we are seeing is the uncertainty it is causing people using SNAP (government issued food support) and the concerns of how the shutdown will impact their monthly benefits. Here [...]
Did your resolutions for 2019 include trying new things or cooking more? If so, we've got you covered! Check out our Menu Makers recipes for spaghetti noodles by clicking here. Bon apetit!
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 [...]