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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

22 02, 2019

Food Fight Blog: BLVD Bar + Grille

2020-08-03T09:41:56-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Events, West Saint Paul|

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 [...]

13 04, 2018

And the Food Fight winner is…

2018-04-13T16:16:56-05:00April 13th, 2018|Communities, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, 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

2018 Food Fight Blog: Classic Cheeseburger

2018-04-02T10:19:05-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, 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

2018-03-29T15:18:16-05:00March 29th, 2018|Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, 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

2018-03-22T09:43:14-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, 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

2018-03-20T09:09:32-05:00March 20th, 2018|Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, 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

2020-11-13T09:35:30-06:00March 6th, 2018|Events, 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 [...]

17 01, 2018

Burgers are back for the 2018 Food Fight

2020-11-13T08:48:35-06:00January 17th, 2018|Events, Inver Grove Heights, 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 [...]

17 02, 2017

2017 Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: Cherokee Tavern

2020-11-06T10:00:50-06:00February 17th, 2017|Events, Things to do in the Neighborhood, West Saint Paul|

We're back with our next installment of Griffin's Food Fight adventures and if it's got you craving chicken wings, there's still time to get in on the action! Punch cards are available at the Neighbors office or by clicking here. ----- A pleasant Sunday drive (it was actually a Wednesday) through the bluffs of Butler Avenue [...]

6 07, 2016

Summer Meals nears half-way point; shifts still available

2020-11-03T10:31:21-06:00July 6th, 2016|Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, Volunteers, West Saint Paul|

"I LOVE volunteering for the Summer Meals Program! It lets me do two of my favorite things at the same time -- visiting and laughing with friends while helping to feed the hungry." It's hard to believe that this year's Summer Meals Program is nearing the half-way point! Our volunteers have been having a blast [...]

22 06, 2016

Taps & Apps event rescheduled

2016-06-22T12:00:15-05:00June 22nd, 2016|Communities, Donating, Donors, Events, Events, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, Northern Dakota County, South Saint Paul, Volunteering, West Saint Paul|

Given the possibility of strong storms during the time of our Taps & Apps event this evening (June 22), we have decided to postpone since part of the space is outdoors. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wabasha Brewing Company. We apologize for the change, but hope [...]

10 06, 2016

Free meals for teens and kids

2020-11-03T10:27:53-06:00June 10th, 2016|Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, News, South Saint Paul, West Saint Paul|

This summer, eight local schools will open their cafeterias for breakfast and lunch! Free for anyone 18 and under, reduced pricing is also available for adults accompanying children. Click the links below to find out where and when meals will be served: Summer Meals for Teens and Kids (English) Summer Meals for Teens and Kids [...]

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