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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. 

April Menu Makers: Crispy Rice Cereal

This month, Menu Makers is featuring recipes made with crispy rice cereal. From breakfast to dessert, you'll find a range of sweet and savory options! Click here to learn more.

2018 Food Fight Blog: Classic Cheeseburger

It's the final burger report of the 2018 Food Fight! Travis' last stop took him to Perkins in West St. Paul for their Classic Cheeseburger, and here's what he had to say: "I didn’t know what to expect from Perkins. I always think of them for good breakfast, but have never tried a burger from [...]

2018 Food Fight Blog: Saint Joe’s Burger

As we approach the end of the 2018 Great Neighbors' Food Fight, we've got the second to last blog from Travis to share with you! He stopped by Cherokee Tavern to try the Saint Joe's Burger, and here's his review: "This is one of my new favorites! The quality of the beef was exceptional, along [...]

2018 Food Fight Blog: Jalapeno Popper Burger

Next up for Travis? Concord Lanes and the Jalapeno Popper Burger. Here's the dish: "I'm partial to anything jalapeno popper-related, so I'd been looking forward to this one and it didn't disappoint! It was cooked perfectly and was nice and juicy. I'd definitely get this burger again!" Want more information on this year’s Food Fight? Click [...]

2018 Food Fight Blog: Jersey Burger

Travis has hit the halfway point in his 2018 Food Fight journey! Jersey's Bar & Grill was his latest stop, and you can read about his thoughts on the Jersey Burger below: "The Jeresy Burger is your all-American burger with a splash of BBQ sauce. I’ll admit, I’m not generally a fan of BBQ sauce [...]

2018 Food Fight Blog: Swiss on Sourdough

Travis' Food Fight adventures continue! His latest stop was at BLVD Bar + Grill to try their selection -- Swiss on Sourdough -- and here's what he had to say: “The Swiss on Sourdough was a great burger. It was cooked perfectly to order and was juicy throughout. I wasn’t expecting tomato on it, but [...]

Neighbors to Compete in 2018 Brackets For Good Tournament

We’re thrilled to announce that Neighbors, Inc. has been selected to participate in the 2018 Minnesota Brackets For Good tournament! We have received a first-round bye, so starting the evening of Friday, March 9, your donations to Neighbors, Inc. at minnesota.bfg.org/matchup/neighbors-inc score points that help us advance in this single elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournament. NOTE: [...]

March Menu Makers: Duff’s Premium Biscuit Mix

Biscuit mix can be used for so much more than biscuits -- check out this month's Menu Makers recipes to see just a few of the options!

March Matters

From the start of spring to daylight saving time, holidays and spring breaks to winter sports tournaments, there’s a lot going on in March. March also happens to be a big month at Neighbors and for food shelves across the state. The annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign serves as our biggest food and fund drive [...]

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