A Message from President and CEO Charlie Thompson Regarding COVID-19

Effective immediately the following changes are implemented for services at Neighbors, Inc.

The goals of these changes are to:

  • Provide a healthy and safe environment for clients, volunteers, staff and anyone else who interacts with Neighbors, Inc.
  • Continue to offer essential services with the priority being food support.

SERVICES

Food Shelf:
To limit interpersonal contact, we are moving to a pre-pack food shelf system. Please call ahead to request your food shelf order. (Neighbors main line: 651-455-5000)

Neighbors Express:
Unfortunately, Neighbors Express is closed at this time. (updated 3/17/20)

Emergency Assistance:
Please call 651-455-5000 and ask to speak with a Client Engagement Specialist.

Clothes Closet Thrift Store:
Clothes Closet Thrift Store Donations – Donations will be accepted Mondays (9am – Noon), Wednesdays (1pm – 4pm) and Fridays (9am – Noon) in the upper level parking lot. Please no donations during store shopping hours. Click here for instructions on packing your donation.

Clothes Closet Thrift Store Shopping – The store will re-open for shopping on August 18, 2020. Shopping hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 3pm. Please no donations during store shopping hours. Click here for updated information on store policies.

Transportation Program:
The Transportation Program will continue to operate. If you are in need of a ride to an essential medical or other appointment, please call us at 651-306-2143.

Come As You Are:
All Come As You Are events for the rest of this season are cancelled.

HOW TO HELP

Volunteers:

Current Volunteers – June 1st we started welcoming back volunteers to the food shelf who have completed a webinar training specific to COVID-19 practices. Volunteers are working on most urgent food support needs. As programs began re-opening, the Volunteer Manager will be in contact with next steps for other organizational volunteers.

Volunteer Inquiries – Thank you for all of the wonderful offers of assistance! The need for social distancing has led to operational changes at Neighbors. At this time, we are not currently accepting applications for new volunteers.

Food Donations:
There is a yellow donation collection bin outside of our lower level food shelf door that non-perishable donations can be left in during business hours. If you have a large donation that you would like to coordinate dropping off, please contact Darcy at dwetzel@neighborsmn.org.

Donate:
The best way you can help Neighbors meet the increased need in our community is through a financial donation. Click here to donate. Thank you. We appreciate your support!

In service,

Charlie Thompson
651-272-1135