David Miller, Director of Volunteer Program 2008 - 2016 Q: What was your greatest accomplishment at Neighbors? A: As a result of a volunteer-focused culture, Neighbors attained national blue-ribbon recognition for effective community engagement in 2014. Q: What attracted you to Neighbors? A: My first experience with Neighbors was going to my job interview with [...]
Read about the latest happenings at Neighbors - including important 50th anniversary updates, recent hunger statistics, volunteer information and ways to support Neighbors in the coming months. Click here to read the entire August newsletter.
July marks the mid-way month through the calendar year and a new fiscal year for Neighbors, Inc. Read about what items are needed in the food shelf, explore information about our new Financial Empowerment Program and more in our latest newsletter. Click here to read July's e-newsletter.
Hiring: Part-time Assistant in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store Our mission: Providing opportunities for our neighbors to thrive by connecting volunteers to people in need. Job Title: Clothes Closet Thrift Store (CCTS) Assistant Classification: Non-exempt, Part Time (25 hours per week and three hours 1 Saturday per month) Hiring Range: $16-17 per hour Position Overview: [...]
This month's newsletter features opportunities for volunteer drivers, updates about upcoming construction projects and information on our new Third Saturday programming. Click here to read the full June newsletter.
Memories from Former Staff Member Barbie Hosford Through her dedication, both as an employee and volunteer, Barb (Barbie) Hosford served the community at Neighbors for several years. She credits her interest in giving back to the example her mother set for her as she was growing up. Because of this, Barb felt certain there would [...]
Between wrapping up our annual Minnesota FoodShare campaign to celebrating National Volunteer Week, April was a busy month at Neighbors. Catch up on all the exciting events that took place and find out more about our current needs and future plans in this month's newsletter. Click here to read the Neighbors' May Newsletter.
Catch up on the latest news at Neighbors - including information about the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, a special event for National Volunteer Week and our special Saturday Sale in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store. Click here to read the full newsletter.
This month's e-newsletter features stories from our past history, information about this year's Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, an important announcement about special sales in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store and more! Click here to read the full March newsletter.
Kristy Oberpriller Luther Memorial Church Rep & Benefit Fashion Show Coordinator A long-time member of Luther Memorial Church in South St. Paul, Kristy Oberpriller has been involved with Neighbors since a young age through her church. Her mother was very active with their church and its community volunteer initiatives, usually bringing Kristy along with [...]
Reflections from Mary Ellen Storms Neighbors Staff Member - 1980's and Beyond Neighbors' 30th Anniversary Luncheon at Church of St. Joseph's. Mary Ellen pictured on far right. Shortly after her husband's death, Mary Ellen Storms attended a meeting at her church and learned about a new service organization from Neighbors Executive Director Bob [...]
We recently caught up with two former AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) team members - Steve and Kazoua - to find out what they have been up to after their service years at Neighbors, Inc. Staff photo from Steve's last day at Neighbors. Steve Watanaskul was the first of three [...]
Learn more about Minnesota's largest food and fund drive of the year (Minnesota FoodShare) as well as information about our upcoming Super Bagging event and more in the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter. Click here to read full newsletter.
Reflections from Pastor Gary Langness Augustana Lutheran Church, West St. Paul Pastor Gary Langness served at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul in the early 1970s when Neighbors Director Bob Adams approached the church about becoming a mission partner. Bob specifically asked if Augustana would be interested in supporting Neighbors financially as well [...]
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 [...]
Recipes Featuring Coconut Milk Coconut milk is a tasty alternative to cow's milk and is made from the white flesh of mature coconuts. It comes in both thick and thin versions - each typically used for different types of recipes. Thick coconut milk is generally used in making desserts and sauces while think coconut milk [...]
As we wrap-up another calendar year, we are grateful for the support of our community and are proud of all that we have accomplished together. This month's e-newsletter features stories of how we have made a positive impact in our community through our food distribution programs, holiday gift program and more. Click here to read [...]
Looking for a new recipe to add to your holiday celebration? Our Menu Makers team has got your back! Check out some twists on holiday classics (all featuring food products you would find in our food shelf) with this collection of delicious and nutritious holiday dishes. Click here for a complete list of Menu [...]
As the holiday season approaches, Neighbors is full of hustle and bustle! From upcoming fundraising events to our Holiday Gift Program, find out what is happening this holiday season at Neighbors. Click here to read the full November newsletter.
Join Team Neighbors as we Walk to End Hunger Hunger doesn't just last one day and this year neither does the Walk to End Hunger. This year you're invited to choose how you will fight hunger in our community. Instead of gathering on Thanksgiving morning, you can get together with your friends, family or team [...]