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26 03, 2021

Mayor on the Roof Fundraiser

2021-03-26T11:13:54-05:00March 26th, 2021|Donating, South Saint Paul|

Help Keep Jimmy on the Roof to Feed Our Neighbors in Need South St. Paul Mayor Jimmy Francis will be on the roof at Neighbors for a good cause and you can help keep him there! His daily goal is to raise 5,000 dollars / pounds of food for South St. Paul’s annual Minnesota FoodShare [...]

2 02, 2021

Food Delivery Program

2021-02-02T08:54:06-06:00February 2nd, 2021|Food Shelf, Northern Dakota County|

Food Delivery for the Homebound By Tim Spitzack, Editor, South St. Paul Voice Homebound seniors and others can get food delivered directly to their home through a new service offered by Neighbors, Inc., which runs the food shelf for residents in Northern Dakota County. While the program began in response to COVID-19, it has now [...]

29 12, 2020

Giving Spirit

2020-12-29T12:06:47-06:00December 29th, 2020|Donors, Mendota Heights, West Saint Paul|

A long-time supporter of Neighbors, Inc., a West St. Paul resident is putting her artistic talent to work for a good cause. In the Spring, Nancy Shepherd started re-purposing empty glass bottles with beautifully painted artwork on them for her friends, family and network in exchange for a donation to Neighbors.  “Sometimes I stay up [...]

5 05, 2020

Food Fight Feature: BLVD Bar + Grille

2020-08-03T08:44:51-05:00May 5th, 2020|Donating, Donors, Events, West Saint Paul|

Our friends from the TC Burger Club are back to review another round of burgers for the Great Neighbors' Food Fight competition and fundraiser. They sampled the remaining four burgers in this year's competition and are happy to share their thoughts with you. Here is what they had to say about the final burger of [...]

11 03, 2020

Food Fight Feature: Kaposia Club

2020-08-03T08:46:55-05:00March 11th, 2020|Events, Events, South Saint Paul|

Our friends from the TC Burger Club are back to review another round of burgers for the Great Neighbors' Food Fight competition and fundraiser. They sampled the remaining four burgers in this year's competition and are happy to share their thoughts with you. Here is what they had to say about their experience at South [...]

9 03, 2020

MN FoodShare Spotlight: Sweetness and Spice of Life

2020-08-03T08:48:05-05:00March 9th, 2020|Donors, Inver Grove Heights, Volunteers|

During the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, many of our church partners support Neighbors by organizing food and fund drives. We recently spoke with a representative from one of our long-standing church partners, Bethesda Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights, about their unique food and fund drive theme this year.  Question: How did you choose [...]

6 03, 2020

Food Fight Feature: Hamburguesas El Gordo

2020-08-03T08:48:35-05:00March 6th, 2020|Events, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Our friends from the TC Burger Club are back to review another round of burgers for the Great Neighbors' Food Fight competition and fundraiser. They sampled the remaining four burgers in this year's competition and are happy to share their thoughts with you. Here is what they had to say about their experience at Hamburguesas [...]

4 03, 2020

Food Fight Feature: Cherokee Tavern

2020-08-03T08:49:04-05:00March 4th, 2020|Events, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

Our friends from the TC Burger Club are back to review another round of burgers for the Great Neighbors' Food Fight competition and fundraiser. They sampled the remaining four burgers in this year's competition and are happy to share their thoughts with you. Here is what they had to say about their experience at Cherokee [...]

25 02, 2020

Food Fight Feature: Inver Grove Brewing Co.

2020-08-03T08:50:24-05:00February 25th, 2020|Events, Inver Grove Heights|

A small group of burger lovers from the TC Burger Club recently went on an adventure in Inver Grove Heights to try four of the eight burgers competing in this year's Great Neighbors' Food Fight competition and fundraiser. Here is what they had to say about their fourth and final stop of the night:  Bacon [...]

20 02, 2020

Food Fight Feature: B-52 Burgers & Brew

2020-08-03T08:51:36-05:00February 20th, 2020|Events, Inver Grove Heights, Volunteers|

A small group of burger lovers from the TC Burger Club recently went on an adventure in Inver Grove Heights to sample four of the eight burgers in this year's Great Neighbors' Food Fight burger competition and charity fundraiser. Here is what they said about their third stop of the night: Wisconsin Cheese Curd Burger [...]

14 02, 2020

Food Fight Feature: Jersey’s Bar & Grill

2020-08-03T08:55:43-05:00February 14th, 2020|Events, Inver Grove Heights|

Recently, a small group of burger lovers from the TC Burger Club went on an adventure in Inver Grove Heights to try four out of the eight highlighted burgers in this year's Great Neighbors' Food Fight. Here is what they had to say about their second stop: Jalapeño Popper Juicy Lucy Stuffed with jalapeños and [...]

11 02, 2020

Food Fight Feature: Mississippi Pub

2020-08-03T08:56:26-05:00February 11th, 2020|Events, Inver Grove Heights|

Recently, a small group of burger lovers from the TC Burger Club went on an adventure in Inver Grove Heights to try four of the eight participating Great Neighbors' Food Fight restaurant burger offerings. Here is what they had to say about their first stop: Pork & Pineapple Burger Char-grilled burger layered with Swiss cheese, [...]

28 01, 2020

Super Bagging Event on Saturday

2020-08-03T08:58:20-05:00January 28th, 2020|Donating, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Volunteers|

Join us on Saturday, February 1st at Cub in Inver Grove Heights as we raise food and funds for the food shelf at Neighbors. Volunteers will be on hand from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to help bag groceries and collect donations. Stop by and say hi and stock up on groceries before the big [...]

5 11, 2019

Holiday Gift Program Spotlight: Augustana Lutheran

2020-08-03T09:04:14-05:00November 5th, 2019|Donors, Holiday Programs, Volunteering, West Saint Paul|

Each year, Augustana Lutheran Church participates in the Neighbors, Inc. Holiday Gift Program by connecting congregational members (as adopters) with families and seniors in need through the Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior programs. I recently sat down with Cathy Hendrikson, staff member at Augustana, to find out how they have made this program such a successful ministry [...]

15 10, 2019

Interview with Commissioner Joe Atkins

2020-08-03T09:25:20-05:00October 15th, 2019|Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights|

For Commissioner Joe Atkins, it all started as a result of three poignant moments in June of 1997. The first moment was when he read a news story about a local third grader in need of food during the summer months. The second moment happened as a result of his cousins teasing him about elected [...]

1 07, 2019

Happy 102nd Birthday, Virginia!

2020-08-03T09:29:36-05:00July 1st, 2019|Clothes Closet, News, South Saint Paul, Volunteers|

A very happy birthday to the one and only Virginia (Ginger) Milbert! On June 26th, we celebrated a very special birthday at Neighbors - Virginia, our longest serving volunteer, turned 102 years young. Virginia has been with Neighbors since day one and remembers when it operated out of a small storage closet at a local [...]

3 04, 2019

MN FoodShare Highlight: Menards

2019-04-03T16:00:45-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Communities, Donating, Donors, Food Shelf, Mendota Heights, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

29 03, 2019

Food Fight Blog: Mississippi Pub

2020-08-03T09:38:00-05:00March 29th, 2019|Events, Inver Grove Heights|

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. [...]

19 03, 2019

Food Fight Blog: Jersey’s Bar and Grill

2020-08-03T09:38:34-05:00March 19th, 2019|Events, Inver Grove Heights|

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 [...]

15 03, 2019

MN FoodShare Highlight: Somerset Elementary

2020-08-03T09:39:13-05:00March 15th, 2019|Donors, Food Shelf, Mendota Heights|

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 [...]

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