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2017 Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: B-52 Burgers and Brew

As you get ready to read Griffin's latest stop, don't forget -- punch cards are available at the Neighbors office or by clicking here! -- The day was Sunday, the mission: chicken. After recruiting a couple of friends to partake in the adventure, I hopped into my Chevy and fired down Highway 52 with aplomb. [...]

It’s time for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign!

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is here! This annual food and fund drive helps us stock the shelves for the busy summer months ahead, plus the amount we raise plays a role in how much FoodShare funding we receive later in the year – so a donation now goes even further. This year, we’re hoping [...]

March Menu Makers: Peanut Butter

This month’s Menu Makers recipes are a real treat! We’ve taken a classic favorite, peanut butter, and asked it to do some incredible things. With everything from a gooey Grilled PB & J Sandwich to a savory Peanut Broccoli Salad, we think you’re going to like these.

Nominate a volunteer for a Neighbor Indeed Award

Each year, Neighbors recognizes outstanding volunteers who exemplify the organization's core values -- respect, empowerment, compassion and fairness. Anyone who has given their time to Neighbors as a volunteer is eligible, and awards are distributed in the following categories: Respect Fairness Empowerment Compassion Core Values Champion Outstanding Youth Volunteer Program of the Year If you'd like [...]

Neighbors announces new executive director

Neighbors, Inc. is pleased to announce that Charles D. Thompson will be the organization’s next executive director. Charlie will join Neighbors in March, working with current executive director John Kemp until his retirement on April 15. “We are thrilled that Charlie will be joining Neighbors as its new executive director,” says Brian Counihan, chair of [...]

2017 Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: Cherokee Tavern

We're back with our next installment of Griffin's Food Fight adventures and if it's got you craving chicken wings, there's still time to get in on the action! Punch cards are available at the Neighbors office or by clicking here. ----- A pleasant Sunday drive (it was actually a Wednesday) through the bluffs of Butler Avenue [...]

Get ready for the March Campaign!

March is just around the corner, which means it's time for the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign! This campaign not only helps us have enough food for the busy summer months ahead, but food shelves from across the state will be vying for funding that is distributed later in the year. Last year, we raised [...]

2017 Great Neighbors’ Food Fight: Mississippi Pub

We're just over a week into the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight is underway and have been hearing great things about the contenders battling for the “best chicken wings” title! This year, we've tapped our marketing and communications intern, Griffin, to provide post-meal reports on the six competitors. His first stop? The Mississippi Pub. Read on to [...]

February Menu Makers: pitted dates

February’s Menu Makers recipes all feature one of nature’s sweetest and healthiest superfoods: pitted dates. From Applesauce Date Muffins to Chocolate Chip Date Cookies, this fiber-rich fruit yields some pretty amazing treats! Check them out.

2017 Food Fight cards now available

Are you ready for the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight? Six local restaurants have signed on to see who has the best chicken wings – and you can help decide who wins! Plus, all proceeds from card sales benefit Neighbors, Inc. Cards are $30 each and can be redeemed for one order of the highlighted wings [...]

January Menu Makers: instant mashed potatoes

This month's Menu Makers puts a creative twist on an easy, versatile product: instant mashed potatoes. We've thrown in old favorites like Shepherd's Pie and Loaded Mashed Potatoes, and new recipes we think you'll love like Moist Potato Chocolate Cake! Take a look here. sample  

Volunteer opportunity: donation pick-up

Looking for a way to help your neighbors in need? Neighbors, Inc. is looking for volunteers to help pick-up food donations from some of our grocery partners. Shifts are about an hour long and include loading food at the store, driving it to Neighbors and unloading it upon arrival. Open shifts include: Mondays and/or Wednesdays [...]

Thank you for Giving to the Max!

Thank you to everyone who supported Neighbors, Inc. during Give to the Max Day! With your help, we raised $33,600 to help our neighbors in need in northern Dakota County. These funds will help provide local individuals and families with food, clothing, transportation to medical appointments and emergency assistance when they need it most.  

Why We’re Walking on Thanksgiving Morning

Give back before you give thanks "Thanksgiving was never one of my favorite holidays. It just seemed to revolve only around food: prepping, eating and more eating! I was always looking for an activity to bring back the "thanks" and the "giving." The Walk to End Hunger was the perfect solution. It's a great cause [...]

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