Get ready for some exciting events this September by checking out our latest newsletter! As autumn approaches, mark your calendar for some truly fantastic community events, including the IGH Days Parade, Sip & Spell Adult Spelling Bee, and The Great Neighbors Duck Races. In addition, September is Hunger Action Month, a time to increase awareness [...]
Can you believe it's already August? Our newsletter for this month has some exciting updates, including an invitation to a meet & greet open house with Dawn, a big thank you to all who helped us reach our goal for the "Open Your Heart Challenge," a request for summer food donations, a spotlight on our [...]
Check out the exciting newsletter for the month of July! Explore a message from our latest Executive Director, Dawn Wambeke, along with a community event hosted by the Women of West St. Paul. Engage in an interactive Financial Empowerment activity, and read our new blog post highlighting the benefits of food rescue. Also, don't miss [...]
Have you noticed your grocery bill going up in the last year? You are not alone. In the last 12 months, our Hunger Program has provided 900,000 pounds of food to over 60,000 individuals. That is 130,000 pounds more than we provided the previous year! We have seen many new faces who have been hit [...]
Combating Food Waste and Improving Community Health By Cody Semo, Marketing & Community Events Coordinator at Neighbors, Inc. What is Food Waste? Food can be wasted in a variety of ways: it spoils or is thrown out, foods that could be recycled or donated are not, or efforts are not made [...]
Don’t like saving money? These 3 tips are for you Start Small If you feel like saving is a waste of time because you don’t have much money or didn’t start earlier, start small. Even small savings can give you security and improve your well-being. There is a common suggestion to have 3 to 6 [...]
June’s Newsletter is pleased to announce the new Executive Director of Neighbors, receiving the Meets Standards® Seal from Charities Review Council, the Volunteer Alumni Program, an ask for summer produce, a list of upcoming summer events, a valuable Clothes Closet story, and our current business hours. Click here to read the full article.
The Neighbors, Inc. Board of Directors has announced Dawn Wambeke as its next Executive Director. Dawn will officially join Neighbors on Monday, June 12. “Dawn’s enthusiasm about our mission and her experience developing and implementing strategic plans gave the search committee confidence that she was the right person to lead Neighbors,” said Beth Baumann, Neighbors’ [...]
This months recipes feature a pantry staple: Spaghetti Noodles. From classic Italian recipes to creative fusion creations, spaghetti noodles offer endless culinary possibilities. Whether you're craving a comforting bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, or a hearty spaghetti carbonara, these noodles serve as the perfect base for flavorful sauces and toppings. Click here for recipes in [...]
Neighbors is seeking community volunteers to join their Board of Directors to help steward the legacy of Neighbors and who are dedicated to providing opportunities for our neighbors to thrive. About Neighbors' Board of Directors The board provides governance and leadership support to the organization’s mission, vision and values in accordance with the strategic goals. [...]
May’s Newsletter recaps Minnesota FoodShare, Promoting the Health of the Public Achievement Awarded to Susan Schroeder, a list of upcoming events, and a staff highlight. Click here to read the full newsletter.
Check out this months raisin-inspired recipes from The Menu Makers. From sweet Old Fashioned Raisin Cake to a savory Rice with Raisins and Apples. Raisins can add a flavorful touch to a wide range of recipes. Give them a try in your next culinary creation. Click here to read the recipes in English Click here [...]
April’s Newsletter spotlights the need for support for Minnesota FoodShare, the job description for Neighbors’ new Executive Director position, National Volunteer Week (April 16-22), how you can show support with a Neighbors Yard Sign, and a new section highlighting Neighbors staff & volunteers. Click here to read the full newsletter.
The Menu Makers teamed up and gathered their best recipes for Dried Pinto Beans. Check out these cost-saving recipes to turn your ordinary beans into a delicious dish they whole family will enjoy. Click here for Dried Pinto Bean Recipes (English) Click here for Dried Pinto Beans Recipes (Spanish) Pasta Bean Salad Spicy Pinto Beans [...]
March's Newsletter has Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign center stage, an introduction to Neighbors' new Interim Executive Director Donna Dalton, America Saves Week: what it is and how you can get involved, and a sign-up for volunteer drivers. Click here to read the full newsletter.
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign Competition Annual Food & Fund Drive to Benefitting Neighbors, Inc. South St. Paul, MN – Neighbors, Inc. is one of hundreds of food shelves from across the state that will engage in a friendly competition during March to see who can raise the most pounds of food and/or monetary donations. Donations [...]
The Neighbors Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Mighty Consulting to provide Interim Leadership during the transition from Charlie to our next Executive Director. Mighty Consulting has extensive experience in working with organizations in transition and will be supporting our Board, staff, and community to continue our important work during [...]
February's edition of Neighbors News spotlights some big events in the upcoming weeks. Starting with the Super Bagging Event at Cub foods (sign-ups open until February 9th), the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, a farewell party for our extraordinary CEO Charlie Thompson, and a sign-up for volunteers. Click here to read the full February Newsletter.
January's edition of Neighbors News highlights the Financial Empowerment Grand Opening, a recap of the Holiday Gift Program, a partner video featuring Wakota Federal Credit Union & Elan Financial Services, and a message to volunteers. Click here to read the full January Newsletter.
Decembers edition of Neighbors News features the Financial Empowerment Grand Opening, Neighbors turkey giveaway, a Star Tribune article featuring our CEO and President Charlie Thompson, and our holiday hours. Click here to read the full December newsletter.