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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 [...]

13 11, 2020

Walk to End Hunger Virtual this Thanksgiving

2020-11-13T09:36:56-06:00November 13th, 2020|Donating, Donors, Entertainment, Events|

The annual Walk to End Hunger on Thanksgiving morning will be held virtually in 2020, which means participants and walkers can join us from anywhere! The online program will kick-off at 10am with a half an hour of entertainment - including cooking and recipe segments (including our own Menu Makers program), prizes and music - [...]

3 10, 2020

2020 Duck Pond Prize Winners

2020-10-03T13:38:04-05:00October 3rd, 2020|Donors, Events|

2020 Great Neighbors' Duck Pond Prize Winners Thank you to everyone who participated and supported Neighbors, Inc. Here is a list of this year's prize winners: $10 Target gift card: Thomas R. $10 Angelo's Pizza gift card & t-shirt: Martin S. $10 Angelo's Pizza gift card & t-shirt: Norbert Q. $20 gift card to The [...]

28 09, 2020

Duck Pond Replaces Duck Races in 2020

2020-09-28T09:19:53-05:00September 28th, 2020|Donors, Events|

The Neighbors Ducks Are Still Afloat in 2020 Neighbors’ signature benefit event – the Great Neighbors’ Duck Races – will be altered this year to accommodate safety precautions due to COVID-19. Instead of racing rubber ducks, the ducks will be placed into a pond and plucked out for a chance to win prizes for their [...]

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 [...]

30 03, 2020

Still Open and Serving our Neighbors in Need

2020-08-03T08:46:29-05:00March 30th, 2020|Donors, From Our CEO, News, Programs, Volunteers|

Dear Friends of Neighbors, In 1972, six churches came together to confront a community crisis and formed Neighbors, Inc. We have been serving our community ever since. Today, the crisis is different but Neighbors is still here to help. COVID-19 has caused us to temporarily modify our operations. We have had to adjust due to [...]

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 [...]

28 02, 2020

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

2020-08-03T08:50:00-05:00February 28th, 2020|Donating, Donors, Events, Food Shelf, Volunteers|

Annual March Food & Fundraising Drive Helps Stock the Shelves at Neighbors Donations of food and funds during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at the Neighbors, Inc. food shelf. “Food shelf donations are investments in the health and well-being of our community. Your generous donations create opportunities for our [...]

4 12, 2019

Holiday Gift Program Spotlight: The Saint Paul Hotel

2020-08-03T09:32:14-05:00December 4th, 2019|Donors, Holiday Programs, Programs|

Members of The Saint Paul Hotel’s Executive Committee have been buying gifts for children in need through the Neighbors Holiday Gift Program for over ten years. We recently sat down with Megan Voelke, Executive Assistant, and Leslie Ingiald, Director of Sales, to talk more about this meaningful tradition.  “It gets you into the holiday spirit. [...]

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 [...]

5 10, 2019

2019 Great Neighbors’ Duck Races Prize Winners

2020-08-03T09:25:49-05:00October 5th, 2019|Donors, Events|

We had a great day filled with fun and lots and lots of ducks during the 12th Annual Great Neighbors' Duck Races on Saturday, October 5th. Thank you to everyone who supported Neighbors, Inc. by adopting a duck. Congratulations to this year's prize winners! Race #1 Angelo’s Pizza gift certificate: Shannon B. The Coop gift [...]

30 09, 2019

12th Annual Great Neighbors’ Duck Races on October 5th

2020-08-03T09:26:47-05:00September 30th, 2019|Donors, Events, Events|

Great Neighbors’ Duck Races Back on the Road Again Annual Benefit Event for Neighbors, Inc. Neighbors’ signature benefit event – the Great Neighbors’ Duck Races – will be held on October 5, 2019, during South St. Paul’s On The Road Again community festival. The Duck Races event features a series of rubber duck races throughout [...]

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