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Furniture Matching Program Update

Neighbors, Inc. has been providing a furniture matching program for many years. We have been able to help people in need be connected to free furniture. It has been a good program and many people have been helped. Furniture donations have become less frequent and it has become harder to verify the good condition of [...]

2018-10-16T08:58:58+00:00October 16th, 2018|News|

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica H.

Jessica became involved with the Neighbors’ Come As You Are program in her early 20’s when she began taking her younger brother to the bi-monthly events. She quickly transitioned from attendee to helping out as a volunteer and now she leads the events. Working alongside the Volunteer Department at Neighbors, Jessica helps coordinate the programs [...]

October Menu Makers: Instant Mashed Potatoes

As Summer turns into Fall and the temperature cools down, these instant mashed potatoes recipes will help fill you up with delicious comfort food! Click here for a complete list of instant mashed potatoes recipes.

Prize Winners from the Duck Races

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Great Neighbors' Duck Races prize winners! Thank you to our generous prize donors from the community.   Race #1 Jensen’s Supper Club gift certificate: Pam O. Amore Coffee gift card ($10): Alice D. Cherry Berry gift certificate & free oil change from Pace’s Tire and Service: Liz L.   [...]

2018 Great Neighbors Duck Races on September 29th

Ducks and Trucks 2018 Great Neighbors’ Duck Races To Be Held During Touch A Truck Community Event Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year we’ll be in with the big rigs as part of the annual Touch A Truck community event in West St. Paul. The fun begins at 2 [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: TESA Group

Students who are enrolled in the District 917 TESA (Transitional Education Service Alternative Program) program have been volunteering at the Neighbors food shelf since September 2016. Originally placed by VolunteerMatch, students in the TESA group acquire valuable volunteer experience on a weekly basis. TESA’s post high school program also gives students with disabilities between 18 [...]

September Menu Makers: Egg Noodle Recipes

September's selection of recipes features a simple, yet delicious, food shelf item: egg noodles. For a complete list of recipes you can try at home, click here.  

Clothes Closet Grand Reopening: September 11

Neighbors Clothes Closet Thrift Store Grand Reopening September 11, 2018 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. August 27, 2018 - For Immediate Release South St. Paul, Minn. – Neighbors, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand reopening of its thrift store, the Neighbors Clothes Closet. After a brief closure to refresh the store, the Neighbors Clothes [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Elise H.

A regular Neighbors Clothes Closet and Event Department Volunteer, Elise, recently also joined the team of volunteers that pick up extra produce at local Farmer’s Markets. Since she volunteers in a variety of ways for Neighbors, we wanted to ask her about her experiences. Q: What brought you to Neighbors? A: I remember my aunt [...]

August Menu Makers: Dried Pinto Beans

The Menu Makers recipes in August feature some delicious ways to eat beans - including "hiding" them in non-traditional bean recipes! For a full list of recipes, click here.  

July Menu Makers: Crispy Rice Cereal

Just in time for your 4th of July picnic, our volunteer chef has put together a spectacular list of recipes featuring Crispy Rice Cereal! Click here for the full recipes.

Volunteer Spotlight: Virginia B.

Virginia has been an avid volunteer at Neighbors since 2012 when she responded to the agency’s plea for volunteers in a community newspaper. She considers it a privilege to be among the first volunteers to work at the agency’s Grand Avenue building in South Saint Paul. Previously, the agency was housed at another location. Neighbors is [...]

June Menu Makers: Furman’s Spaghetti Sauce

Our resident volunteer chef has done it again! This month, Menu Makers is featuring 6 delicious recipes made with Furman's Spaghetti Sauce. Click here to check them out.

Generous gardeners unite to fight hunger

by Tim Spitzack From the May 2018 edition of the South St. Paul Voice** The tomato is one of the most universal vegetables in the world. OK, it’s technically a fruit but it’s commonly called a vegetable in cooking. This juicy red fruit (happy?) is grown and eaten on nearly every continent and is enjoyed [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Phil N.

Phil N. is an active volunteer transportation driver for Neighbors, Inc. with compassion for others. Initially recruited by a Neighbors’ staff member for the role while he was already a Neighbors’ food shelf volunteer, he transitioned into volunteer driving to transport residents of northern Dakota County to medical and dental appointments. He currently provides 2-3 [...]

May Menu Makers: Macaroni and Cheese

This month, Menu Makers is featuring recipes using a childhood favorite - boxed macaroni and cheese. These recipes add a twist to this classic go-to meal. Click here for a complete list of recipes.

And the award goes to…Volunteers!

Neighbors, Inc. held its 46th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018. This Oscars-themed celebration recognized the contributions of all Neighbors volunteers over the last year. The following individuals, organizations and programs were recognized for their outstanding volunteer performance and dedication to the mission of Neighbors: Marilyn Erickson – Empowerment Michaela Vondrum – [...]

2018 March Minnesota FoodShare a Success

The 2018 March Minnesota FoodShare campaign has wrapped up and what a journey it has been! From the time we started planning in January to the last donation received in April, we have so many people to thank for making it a success. Staff, volunteers, donors, community, business, and so many more… Each year, we [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Donation Pick-Up

Mike, Tom, Dave and Howard are a small, but dedicated group of volunteers that provide an important service for Neighbors’ food shelf: donation pick-up. Since our donations are many and we are few, Neighbors relies on volunteers to help us retrieve, load and deliver some of the donations we get from our local food partners. [...]

And the Food Fight winner is…

Cherokee Tavern! Congratulations to the Saint Joe's Burger at Cherokee Tavern for being voted this year's best burger in the 2018 Great Neighbors' Food Fight restaurant competition and fundraiser. A special thank you to all of the participating restaurants who generously donated their delicious burgers for the competition. 

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