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Community Partner: NAMI Minnesota

Compartiendo Esperanza: Speaking With Latinos About Mental Health NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering services, resources and free classes to the Latino community every Tuesday from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. at Neighbors, Inc. Lack of information and misconceptions that surround mental health issues prevent many members of the Latino community from getting [...]

June News

Check out our June e-newsletter to learn about our Stamp Out Hunger results, Summer Meals Program, volunteer opportunities, new Food Sustainability Summer Intern and more! Click here to read the June newsletter. If you are interested in receiving this newsletter via email, please send us a note at: info@neighborsmn.org.  

June Menu Makers: Green Beans

Looking for a great recipe to bring to your Summer potluck? Try out one of our delicious green bean recipes. They make great side (or main) dishes! Click here for green bean recipes. Eat well. Do good things!

Volunteer Spotlight: Renee L.

Meet Renee - our spotlighted volunteer of the month. Renee has helped out in a variety of programs at Neighbors. Find out what she has to say about her experience below in our Q & A conversation. Q: What brought you to Neighbors? A: A couple of years ago, I was struggling a lot with [...]

May Menu Makers: Dried Pinto Beans

From appetizers to desserts, the nutrition-dense pinto bean is a wonderfully versatile ingredient that is sure to become a staple of your cooking. Click here to check out six delicious (and simple!) pinto bean recipes.

Thank You Volunteers!

Neighbors, Inc. held its 47th Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon in April at Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. This year's theme was "All-Stars" to recognize the all-star contributions of all of the dedicated volunteers who have given their time and talent to Neighbors over the past year. The following volunteers were recognized [...]

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 [...]

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