/Volunteer
20 04, 2018

And the award goes to…Volunteers!

2018-04-20T13:23:25+00:00 April 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 – [...]

16 04, 2018

Volunteer Spotlight: Donation Pick-Up

2018-04-16T10:16:55+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Mike, Tom, Dave and Howard are a small, but dedicated group of volunteers that provide an important service for Neighbors’ food shelf: donation pick-up. Since our donations are many and we are few, Neighbors relies on volunteers to help us retrieve, load and deliver some of the donations we get from our local food partners. [...]

13 04, 2018

And the Food Fight winner is…

2018-04-13T16:16:56+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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 [...]

22 03, 2018

2018 Food Fight Blog: Jalapeno Popper Burger

2018-03-22T09:43:14+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Next up for Travis? Concord Lanes and the Jalapeno Popper Burger. Here's the dish: "I'm partial to anything jalapeno popper-related, so I'd been looking forward to this one and it didn't disappoint! It was cooked perfectly and was nice and juicy. I'd definitely get this burger again!" Want more information on this year’s Food Fight? Click [...]

20 03, 2018

2018 Food Fight Blog: Jersey Burger

2018-03-20T09:09:32+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Travis has hit the halfway point in his 2018 Food Fight journey! Jersey's Bar & Grill was his latest stop, and you can read about his thoughts on the Jersey Burger below: "The Jeresy Burger is your all-American burger with a splash of BBQ sauce. I’ll admit, I’m not generally a fan of BBQ sauce [...]

6 03, 2018

2018 Food Fight Blog: Swiss on Sourdough

2018-03-06T12:15:10+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Travis' Food Fight adventures continue! His latest stop was at BLVD Bar + Grill to try their selection -- Swiss on Sourdough -- and here's what he had to say: “The Swiss on Sourdough was a great burger. It was cooked perfectly to order and was juicy throughout. I wasn’t expecting tomato on it, but [...]

1 03, 2018

Neighbors to Compete in 2018 Brackets For Good Tournament

2018-03-01T11:14:30+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

We’re thrilled to announce that Neighbors, Inc. has been selected to participate in the 2018 Minnesota Brackets For Good tournament! We have received a first-round bye, so starting the evening of Friday, March 9, your donations to Neighbors, Inc. at minnesota.bfg.org/matchup/neighbors-inc score points that help us advance in this single elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournament. NOTE: [...]

1 03, 2018

March Menu Makers: Duff’s Premium Biscuit Mix

2018-03-01T09:36:50+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Biscuit mix can be used for so much more than biscuits -- check out this month's Menu Makers recipes to see just a few of the options!

23 02, 2018

March Matters

2018-02-23T14:46:42+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

From the start of spring to daylight saving time, holidays and spring breaks to winter sports tournaments, there’s a lot going on in March. March also happens to be a big month at Neighbors and for food shelves across the state. The annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign serves as our biggest food and fund drive [...]

15 02, 2018

2018 Food Fight Burger Blog: Bacon Mac and Cheeseburger

2018-02-15T15:29:12+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Travis is back with his second Food Fight restaurant experience. His most recent stop was at Mississippi Pub, and here's what he had to say about their Bacon Mac and Cheeseburger: Incredible! First time ever trying a burger with mac and cheese. When it was brought out, it was surrounded by a halo of cheesy mac [...]

2 02, 2018

February Menu Makers: frozen blueberries

2018-02-02T13:29:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

This month, Menu Makers is featuring a product that is not only delicious, but full of health benefits -- frozen blueberries! High in antioxidants and fiber, and low in calories, they are a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Plus, the frozen version can be enjoyed year-round! Click here for the recipes, which [...]

17 01, 2018

Burgers are back for the 2018 Food Fight

2018-01-18T10:59:19+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Communities, Donate, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Are you ready for the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight?! This year, seven local restaurants will be vying for the title of best burger, and you can help choose the winner. The battle begins on February 1, 2018. Each restaurant has designated one burger to compete in this event, and each $35 Food Fight card can [...]

2 01, 2018

January Menu Makers: fresh spinach and corn flakes

2018-01-03T08:40:24+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

From fresh spinach salad to crispy corn flake-crusted chicken, this month's Menu Makers' recipes include a little bit of everything! Check them out by clicking here.

21 12, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Gayle C.

2017-12-22T13:59:10+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Our volunteer spotlights continue, highlighting the many ways volunteers are serving the community and helping our neighbors in need! For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.neighborsmn.org/volunteer. -- Gayle C. is a valued member of one of Neighbors’ most important client-facing teams: the front desk staff. As part of this role, Gayle fields [...]

14 12, 2017

December Menu Makers: Meals from the Heart rice dinner and fresh sweet potatoes

2017-12-14T15:14:44+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Communities, 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 [...]

14 12, 2017

Nominations Now Accepted for Neighbors’ Volunteer Recognition Awards!

2017-12-14T09:19:30+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Do you know a volunteer that lives out Neighbors’ core values of respect, fairness, compassion and empowerment during each shift? Nominate them for one of Neighbors’ Volunteer Recognition Awards! Awarded annually, they recognize individuals and groups who go above and beyond during each shift. Anyone who has given their time to Neighbors in 2017 is [...]

21 11, 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Deb T.

2017-11-21T12:24:04+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Communities, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteer, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Neighbors, Inc. would not be able to do the work it does without our volunteers. They are the friendly faces that greet our visitors and the helping hands that keep our food shelf and Clothes Closet running smoothly. Throughout the coming weeks and months, we’ll be spotlighting the many ways volunteers are serving the community [...]

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