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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve C.

After retiring, Steve wanted to do something with his time to help others in his community. “You should find something to do when you’re retired and it was important to me to help out in the place I live,” he says. Volunteering at Neighbors was the perfect fit! Since the beginning of the year, Steve [...]

MN FoodShare Highlight: Menards

Every weekend during March, Clarice, a cashier at Menards, puts together a display of food items (including complete meal suggestions for under $2) at her register to sell to customers so they have an easy way to donate to Neighbors, Inc. during Minnesota FoodShare. The donation bins are located at the end of the register [...]

Program Highlight: Dial-A-Ride

Today, I drove my car to the gym and back. I drove my daughter to preschool and then I drove to the office. During the day I drove my car to and from a meeting. And I will drive home. I did all of this when I either wanted or needed to and my car [...]

April Menu Makers: Canned Peaches

The Menu Makers recipes for April feature sweet, delicious canned peaches. From breakfast options, to snacks and salads or entrees, there are a lot of yummy recipes you can make with peaches! For a complete list of recipes, click here.

Food Fight Blog: Mississippi Pub

My final stop on the 2019 Neighbors’ Food Fight tour was the Mississippi Pub in Inver Grove Heights. The Pub is one of the few places in the Twin Cities you can sit on the banks of the Mississippi River and enjoy a cold drink with the featured All American Burger while watching boats and barges navigate one of the world’s greatest rivers. [...]

Food Fight Blog: Jersey’s Bar and Grill

Our fourth stop on the 2019 Neighbors Food Fight tour was Jersey’s Bar and Grill on Concord Blvd. in Inver Grove Heights, another nifty neighborhood eating and drinking place in the northern Dakota County area. Their offer was “The Cheesiest Burger in Minnesota” and it lives up to its name. This burger comes with four [...]

MN FoodShare Highlight: Somerset Elementary

Somerset School has collected food for local food shelves for over twenty-five years. Their goal is to collect close to 1,200 food items each year. If every student and staff member donates 3 or more food items, they get very close to achieving their goal. The food drive lasts two weeks and each day has [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: 3M Film & Materials Resource Division

The 3M Film and Materials Resource Division has been volunteering in small groups at Neighbors on a monthly basis since July 2017. This is what they had to say about their experience: Describe your involvement with Neighbors: We usually work in the Food Shelf. Some of us have been volunteering at Neighbors over eight years. We [...]

Food Fight Blog: Kaposia Club

The Stockyards Burger Written by an Anonymous VIP Blogger Stop number three on the grand tour of restaurants included in the 2019 edition of the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: Kaposia Club in South St. Paul. For those who have not yet found this new addition to the local food scene, it is located near the [...]

March Menu Makers: Boxed Mac N Cheese

Hot dogs and wontons and tacos, oh my! Join our Menu Makers this month as they transform a simple box of Mac N Cheese into a culinary delight. Click here for a full list of recipes.

Food Fight Blog: BLVD Bar + Grille

Round Two of the 2019 Neighbors Food Fight Submitted by our anonymous VIP Food Fight Blogger You will not find the highlighted Food Fight Burger on the menu at BLVD Bar + Grille. The chef has, instead, created a brand new burger offering exclusively for Food Fight participants. A most unique and creative preparation called [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteer Couples

Volunteer Couples Feel the Love at Neighbors During a recent analysis of our volunteers, we were amazed to discover there are 33 married couples who regularly volunteer their time and talents at Neighbors, Inc. That makes up 16% of our on-going volunteer base. Although the number of volunteer couples at Neighbors is amazing, it [...]

Food Fight Blog: B-52 Burgers and Brew

The 2019 Neighbors, Inc. Food Fight is on! Some friends and I chose to begin our quest for the best burger in northern Dakota County by heading to B-52 Burgers and Brew in Inver Grove Heights. This restaurant has been a regular participant in the Food Fight each year. At B-52s, the selected burger is [...]

Stock the Shelves in March!

Minnesota FoodShare Campaign Benefits Neighbors Annual March Food & Fundraising Drive Helps Stock the Shelves Donations of food and funds during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at Neighbors, Inc. “We count on the generosity of our donors during Minnesota Foodshare in March to help us provide for the hungry [...]

February Menu Makers: Old Fashioned Oatmeal

Menu Makers is featuring old fashioned oatmeal this month, and these six easy and delicious recipes will certainly leave you wanting more. Who knew oatmeal could be so good?! Check out all of the old fashioned oatmeal recipes by clicking here.

Feed Our Neighbors Food Drive

Join us on Saturday, February 2 at the Cub Foods locations in Inver Grove Heights and West St. Paul as we collect food and funds and bag your groceries - all to support Neighbors, Inc.! Volunteers from Neighbors will be on hand to help bag groceries and take donations of both food and funds to [...]

Impact of the Government Shutdown

We have had several phone calls and inquiries about the effects of the government shutdown on our community members. At this point, the most direct effect we are seeing is the uncertainty it is causing people using SNAP (government issued food support) and the concerns of how the shutdown will impact their monthly benefits. Here [...]

Building Community: One Ice Block at a Time

As their reign comes to an end, we'd like to thank the 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family and King Boreas LXXXII Tom Leonard for selecting Neighbors, Inc. as their non-profit partner this past year and for their dedication to our mission of building community through neighborly assistance. Congratulations on a wonderful year [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Maria

As a member of the Neighbors Welcome Center volunteer team, Maria is devoted to assisting clients, helping with donations and keeping the front desk area – including the bakery shelf and waiting room – “clean and tidy” for all our visitors. She takes pride in providing a good “first impression.” Maria came to Neighbors as [...]

2019-01-22T09:01:24+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Communities, News, Volunteer, Volunteers|

January Menu Makers: Spaghetti Noodles

Did your resolutions for 2019 include trying new things or cooking more? If so, we've got you covered! Check out our Menu Makers recipes for spaghetti noodles by clicking here. Bon apetit!

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