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Interview with Commissioner Joe Atkins

For Commissioner Joe Atkins, it all started as a result of three poignant moments in June of 1997. The first moment was when he read a news story about a local third grader in need of food during the summer months. The second moment happened as a result of his cousins teasing him about elected [...]

Holiday Gift Program 2019

Santa's elves (aka Neighbors volunteers and staff) have been busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Neighbors anticipates it will provide more than 700 families with Christmas presents this year thanks to the generosity of our donors, church partners, community members and volunteers. The Holiday Gift Program office officially opens on Monday, October 28th. If [...]

2019 Great Neighbors’ Duck Races Prize Winners

We had a great day filled with fun and lots and lots of ducks during the 12th Annual Great Neighbors' Duck Races on Saturday, October 5th. Thank you to everyone who supported Neighbors, Inc. by adopting a duck. Congratulations to this year's prize winners! Race #1 Angelo’s Pizza gift certificate: Shannon B. The Coop gift [...]

October Newsletter

Catch up on the latest news at Neighbors, Inc. October's newsletter features information about volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, food shelf needs and more. Want to receive this via email? Send us a note at info@neighborsmn.org and we'll sign you up! Click here to read October's newsletter.

12th Annual Great Neighbors’ Duck Races on October 5th

Great Neighbors’ Duck Races Back on the Road Again Annual Benefit Event for Neighbors, Inc. Neighbors’ signature benefit event – the Great Neighbors’ Duck Races – will be held on October 5, 2019, during South St. Paul’s On The Road Again community festival. The Duck Races event features a series of rubber duck races throughout [...]

October Menu Makers: Canned Mixed Vegetables

Looking to mix things up? Our Menu Makers team has compiled some delicious, nutritious and colorful menu items featuring canned mixed vegetables that are sure to enhance to your next meal. Click here for a complete list of mixed vegetables recipes.

September Menu Makers: Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob makes for some delicious dishes anytime - but especially during the final days of Summer! Our Menu Makers team has compiled some delicious, nutritious and colorful menu items that are sure to add some pizazz to your next meal. Click here for a complete list of corn on the cob recipes.

September Newsletter

Welcome to Autumn! As Summer winds down and students go back to school, Neighbors continues to be a steady resource for those in our community who need a little extra help. Find out more about what is going on at Neighbors as we head into Fall. https://mailchi.mp/neighborsmn/1cepuymalr    

August Menu Makers: Walnuts

Looking to add a little crunch to your next dish? We have some delicious recipes using walnuts for you! From main dishes, to side dishes, to dessert - walnuts can be added to every course! Click here for our complete list of walnut recipes.

July Newsletter

July's electronic newsletter is full of all sorts of important things happening around Neighbors - including current volunteer needs, news updates and information about a funding match opportunity. To read it, click here. If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please send us a note at: info@neighborsmn.org. Thanks!

Happy 102nd Birthday, Virginia!

A very happy birthday to the one and only Virginia (Ginger) Milbert! On June 26th, we celebrated a very special birthday at Neighbors - Virginia, our longest serving volunteer, turned 102 years young. Virginia has been with Neighbors since day one and remembers when it operated out of a small storage closet at a local [...]

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 [...]

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