For Immediate Release – South St. Paul, MN
The year 2022 marks 50 years of service for Neighbors, Inc. Founded in January 1972 by volunteers from six local churches, Neighbors has grown from a small food pantry in a church storage closet to serving 1,000 families a month with food resources. Two of the original services offered by Neighbors – food and clothing assistance – are still part of the core service programming today. A variety of other programs and services have been offered throughout Neighbors’ history, all in response to the changing needs of the community.
Neighbors’ original philosophy of “neighbors helping neighbors” continues today through generous gifts of time, talent and treasure. Volunteers remain at the heart of Neighbors services and programming. In addition, food donations and financial support from countless individuals, groups, families, businesses, churches, schools and civic organizations have kept our shelves stocked for the past 50 years.
Anniversary activities such as weekly social media trivia questions, special presentations and community engagement opportunities will be ongoing throughout the year. A special community celebration event is planned for the weekend of September 16 & 17, 2022. For more information or if you would like to submit a memory or send well wishes to Neighbors, please click here.