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13 04, 2021

Clothes Closet Focuses on Essential Items

2021-04-13T08:28:14-05:00April 13th, 2021|Clothes Closet, News|

Find Essential Items at Affordable Prices And Support Neighbors at the Same Time! After taking its second pause during the COVID pandemic, the Clothes Closet Thrift Store re-opened for in-person shopping on Wednesday, March 17 and began accepting donations on April 7. During the latest temporary closure, the store layout was updated a second time [...]

9 04, 2021

Pre-Packed Donation Bags

2021-04-09T15:36:49-05:00April 9th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

Grocery Store Partners Offer Convenient Way to Donate to Neighbors, Inc. Several of our grocery store partners sell pre-packaged donation bags to help the Neighbors food shelf. Bags typically cost between $5 - $15, depending on the items inside. Neighbors works with the grocery store partners to change the contents of the bags, depending on [...]

29 03, 2021

April Menu Makers: Cinnamon Crunch Cereal

2021-03-29T09:26:46-05:00March 29th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

  Cereal - it's not just for breakfast anymore! Check out these creative and delicious recipes our Menu Makers team has come up with for cinnamon crunch cereal. They're sweet! Click here for cinnamon crunch cereal recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. It features a different [...]

8 03, 2021

Donation Drives During Challenging Times

2021-03-08T09:27:09-06:00March 8th, 2021|Donating, Food Shelf, News|

Local Church Gets Creative to Keep their Annual March Campaign Safe While Still Supporting Neighbors Despite worshiping apart from each other this year, Luther Memorial Church in South St. Paul wanted to find a safe way to unite its members during their annual Minnesota FoodShare fundraiser because they are passionate about caring for their neighbors. [...]

16 02, 2021

Minnesota FoodShare Helps Fill Our Shelves

2021-02-16T12:07:14-06:00February 16th, 2021|Events, Food Shelf, News|

Annual March Donation Drive Helps Stock the Shelves MN FoodShare March Campaign Benefits Neighbors, Inc. Donations during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at the Neighbors, Inc. food shelf. This past year, Neighbors served more than 6,500 households/families in our food shelf and distributed nearly 900,000 lbs. of food. We [...]

11 02, 2021

Reverse Lenten Calendar

2021-02-11T11:39:52-06:00February 11th, 2021|Donating, Food Shelf|

Instead of giving something up during Lent, please consider giving something away each day. A few years ago, Neighbors supporter Lisa Simplot participated in a “reverse calendar” donation drive. She shares her story with us as well as some tips for others who are interested in doing a similar drive for the upcoming season of [...]

2 02, 2021

Food Delivery Program

2021-02-02T08:54:06-06:00February 2nd, 2021|Food Shelf, Northern Dakota County|

Food Delivery for the Homebound By Tim Spitzack, Editor, South St. Paul Voice Homebound seniors and others can get food delivered directly to their home through a new service offered by Neighbors, Inc., which runs the food shelf for residents in Northern Dakota County. While the program began in response to COVID-19, it has now [...]

18 01, 2021

February Menu Makers: Raisins

2021-01-18T13:48:53-06:00January 18th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

Our Menu Maker's volunteer team has come up with some *super* recipes using another food shelf staple: raisins. Raisins are high in antioxidants and fiber and low in both fat and cholesterol. They're the perfect ingredient enhancement to many delicious recipes. Try one of these while you are watching the big game in February! Click [...]

30 12, 2020

January Menu Makers: Spaghetti Noodles

2020-12-30T09:10:53-06:00December 30th, 2020|Food Shelf, News|

There are a variety of delicious ways you can incorporate spaghetti noodles into your meals. With both vegetarian and protein-packed options, these recipes will fit into many different diets. Click here for a complete list of Menu Makers' featured spaghetti recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. [...]

25 11, 2020

Menu Makers December: Dried Pinto Beans

2020-11-25T14:20:22-06:00November 25th, 2020|Food Shelf|

Dried pinto beans are a versatile, affordable and healthy option to include in your next recipe. Whether it is a salad, main course or dessert, pinto beans can really help amp it up! Plus, dried pinto beans are easy to store and are easy to prepare. Dried pinto beans are a surprise secret ingredient in [...]

12 11, 2020

Menu Makers: Thanksgiving Recipes

2020-11-12T08:51:22-06:00November 12th, 2020|Food Shelf|

  Bonus Menu Maker Recipes for Thanksgiving These recipes are being featured on the 2020 Virtual Walk to End Hunger program on Thanksgiving morning. Although we've already shared our Menu Makers recipes and featured product (applesauce) for November, here are list of some classic Menu Makers holiday-themed recipes you might want to check out for [...]

26 10, 2020

November Menu Makers: Applesauce

2020-10-26T14:17:29-05:00October 26th, 2020|Food Shelf|

November Recipes Feature Canned Applesauce Another Fall Harvest favorite is apples - and applesauce! This month, our team of volunteers have put together some delicious and nutritious recipes featuring canned applesauce. Canned applesauce adds a wonderful texture and flavor that creates a twist on some classic recipes. (Note: Applesauce can even be substituted as a [...]

12 10, 2020

Neighbors Holiday Gift Program Seeks Adopters

2020-10-26T15:26:56-05:00October 12th, 2020|Donating, Holiday Programs|

Making Holiday Wishes Come True  The Holiday Gift Program at Neighbors makes wishes come true for children and seniors experiencing need in our community. Each year generous donors and dedicated volunteers come together to make the season brighter for our neighbors that need it most. Please consider lending your support to this heartwarming program by [...]

24 09, 2020

October Menu Makers: Canned Corn

2020-09-24T08:55:16-05:00September 24th, 2020|Food Shelf, News|

October's Menu Makers Program Features Canned Corn It's Fall harvest time - which makes us think of apples and pumpkins and corn. Our volunteer team of recipe experts has put together a collection of wonderful recipes made with canned corn (one of our food shelf staples) to share. Click here for a complete list of [...]

25 08, 2020

September Menu Makers: Canned Apricots

2020-09-03T09:22:16-05:00August 25th, 2020|Food Shelf, News|

September's Featured Menu Makers Product: Canned Apricots After taking a brief pause, our Menu Makers recipe-sharing program is back and we can't wait to share more delicious, nutritious and affordable menu options with you. Originally started (and continuously managed) by a dedicated group of volunteers, Menu Makers provides new and healthy recipes for items found [...]

20 07, 2020

Giving Gardens in Bloom

2020-08-03T08:41:11-05:00July 20th, 2020|Donating, Food Shelf, Volunteers|

Community Donates Fresh Produce to Food Shelf at Neighbors Did you know that each growing season many families, businesses, schools, churches and other garden enthusiasts donate some (or all) of their fresh produce to the food shelf at Neighbors? Shoppers in our food shelf benefit from this delicious (and nutritious) generosity. If you have extra [...]

1 07, 2020

Clothes Closet Thrift Store Donation Update

2020-08-03T08:41:42-05:00July 1st, 2020|Clothes Closet, Donating, Fashion|

Clothes Closet Thrift Store Contactless Curbside Donation Procedures The Neighbors Clothes Closet Thrift Store will begin accepting donations on July 13, 2020. Donations will be accepted in the upper level parking lot the following dates and times: Mondays 9am - Noon Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm Fridays 9am - Noon The following procedures have been temporarily [...]

15 05, 2020

A Message Regarding the Neighbors’ Clothes Closet Thrift Store

2020-08-03T08:44:14-05:00May 15th, 2020|Clothes Closet, Donating, Fashion, From Our CEO|

A Message from Neighbors’ President and CEO Regarding the Neighbors’ Clothes Closet Thrift Store: On May 13, Governor Walz announced that retail stores can reopen on May 18 provided a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan is in place.  I am grateful for the Governor’s guidance on how we are able to open the Clothes Closet Thrift Store [...]

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