2018 Food Fight Burger Blog: Bacon Mac and Cheeseburger

Travis is back with his second Food Fight restaurant experience. His most recent stop was at Mississippi Pub, and here's what he had to say about their Bacon Mac and Cheeseburger: Incredible! First time ever trying a burger with mac and cheese. When it was brought out, it was surrounded by a halo of cheesy mac [...]

Winter Carnival Royal Family Members to Sleep Overnight in Ecolab Ice Palace for Neighbors

WANTED: COATS IN THE MOAT Winter Carnival Royal Family Members to Spend the Night in the Ecolab Ice Palace in Rice Park to Encourage Cold-Weather Gear Donations to Neighbors, Inc. Who: The Lord of the Queen (2018 Queen of Snows Jill Nadimi's boyfriend) Charlie Lehnen and Danny Maslowski, a 2018 member of the King's Guard [...]

2018 Food Fight Burger Blog: Santa Fe Burger

Neighbors, Inc. would like to welcome this year's guest blogger Travis to share his Food Fight journey. Travis' first Food Fight restaurant experience was at B-52 Burgers and Brew. Here is what he had to say about their Santa Fe Burger: What a burger!  The Santa Fe burger was packed with flavor with a perfect [...]

February Menu Makers: frozen blueberries

This month, Menu Makers is featuring a product that is not only delicious, but full of health benefits -- frozen blueberries! High in antioxidants and fiber, and low in calories, they are a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Plus, the frozen version can be enjoyed year-round! Click here for the recipes, which [...]

Burgers are back for the 2018 Food Fight

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 [...]

January Menu Makers: fresh spinach and corn flakes

From fresh spinach salad to crispy corn flake-crusted chicken, this month's Menu Makers' recipes include a little bit of everything! Check them out by clicking here.

Volunteer Spotlight: Gayle C.

Our volunteer spotlights continue, highlighting the many ways volunteers are serving the community and helping our neighbors in need! For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.neighborsmn.org/volunteer. -- Gayle C. is a valued member of one of Neighbors’ most important client-facing teams: the front desk staff. As part of this role, Gayle fields [...]

December Menu Makers: Meals from the Heart rice dinner and fresh sweet potatoes

This month, Menu Makers is featuring recipes that use Meals from the Heart rice dinners and fresh sweet potatoes. The high-protein, fortified rice dinners can be meals in and of themselves, or serve as the base for hot dishes, soup and stuffing. Fresh sweet potatoes are also delicious on their own, but can also become [...]

Nominations Now Accepted for Neighbors’ Volunteer Recognition Awards!

Do you know a volunteer that lives out Neighbors’ core values of respect, fairness, compassion and empowerment during each shift? Nominate them for one of Neighbors’ Volunteer Recognition Awards! Awarded annually, they recognize individuals and groups who go above and beyond during each shift. Anyone who has given their time to Neighbors in 2017 is [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Deb T.

Neighbors, Inc. would not be able to do the work it does without our volunteers. They are the friendly faces that greet our visitors and the helping hands that keep our food shelf and Clothes Closet running smoothly. Throughout the coming weeks and months, we’ll be spotlighting the many ways volunteers are serving the community [...]

Why Do I Walk to End Hunger?

Amy's family has made the Walk to End Hunger an annual Thanksgiving tradition. They started eight years ago, when her youngest was just barely walking himself. Now it is something the kids look forward to every year. Amy said, "The day after Halloween this year my oldest asked when we were going to do the [...]

Support the Walk to End Hunger – Even If You Can’t Walk on Thanksgiving!

We’d love to have you join us on Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America for the annual Walk to End Hunger family-friendly 5k fun walk, however we understand that not everyone’s holiday plans allow them to do so. If you aren’t able to make it to the Walk, but would still like to support [...]

Make your gift go further during Give to the Max!

Planning to participate in Minnesota’s annual day of giving? We hope you’ll consider donating to Neighbors. Not only will you be directly helping to fund our emergency and supportive services programs for residents of northern Dakota County, but your gift will also go further! A very generous anonymous donor has offered a dollar-for-dollar match for [...]

November Menu Makers: peanut butter and fresh cranberries

The blustery weather and this month's Menu Makers recipes have us thinking about comfort food and the holidays! To check out these great appetizers, sandwiches and desserts, just click here.

Help #eliMNatehunger on November 23

Give back before you give thanks during the 10th annual Walk to End Hunger! At Neighbors, we serve an average of 500 families each month in the food shelf – all from northern Dakota County – and we’re currently serving more this year than we did in 2016. Will you join us as we partner [...]

Shop for Kindness

Start your holiday shopping early with a Shop for Kindness discount card at the Mall of America. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Walk to End Hunger general fund (of which Neighbors receives a portion following the Walk), so it's a fun and easy way to help #eliMNatehunger! The discount cards are $40 [...]

October Menu Makers: fresh squash and dried figs

Fall is in full swing, and this month Menu Makers has some great seasonal recipes for you to enjoy! Check them out here.

Congratulations to the 2017 Duck Races prize winners!

Thank you to everyone who supported Neighbors during the 10th Annual Great Neighbors' Duck Races! A full list of winners* is available below -- please contact Heidi at 651.206.3154 to claim your prize! RACE #1* ESCAPE MSP gift certificate: Carolyn Adams Ruby Tuesday dinner for two: Solveig Bentson Cherry Berry gift card: Ruth Bader RACE [...]

Neighbors achieves Service Enterprise recertification

Neighbors, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have been recertified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission. Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found [...]

September Menu Makers: cranberry juice concentrate and apples

Apples and cranberries provide great sweet and savory options in the kitchen, and this month Menu Makers is featuring some of each! From beverages to dressings, entrees to desserts, these recipes offer a little bit of everything. Click here to check them out.

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