Hiring: Part-time Clothes Closet Assistant

Hiring: Part-time Assistant in the Clothes Closet Thrift Store Our mission: Providing opportunities for our neighbors to thrive by connecting volunteers to people in need. Job Title:                  Clothes Closet Thrift Store (CCTS) Assistant Classification:         Non-exempt, Part Time (25 hours per week and three hours 1 Saturday per month) Hiring Range:          $16-17 per hour Position Overview:  [...]

2022-06-24T10:31:42-05:00June 24th, 2022|Clothes Closet, News|

July Menu Makers: Canned Green Beans

  Our team of Menu Makers chefs have put together some recipes with a twist to highlight a classic cooking staple: canned green beans. We hope you bring your adventurous appetite when you try these amazing creations! Click here for complete list of canned green bean recipes (English) Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing [...]

2022-06-21T10:50:13-05:00June 21st, 2022|Menu Makers|

June Menu Makers: Canned Pears

Our team of Menu Makers volunteers loves to take a food shelf staple - such as canned pears - and create delicious, nutritious, simple (and affordable) recipes to share. This month's assortment of recipes has a light, summer vibe. We hope you enjoy cooking and baking with pears! Click here for the complete list of [...]

2022-06-07T10:27:40-05:00May 19th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Building Credit

How Healthy is Your Credit Score? Jenny Sanford, AFC® Just like a yearly check-up with your doctor, financial experts advise people to check their credit reports once a year. Neighbors Financial Empowerment counselors work with you to access your report and score, as well as provide counseling to build healthy credit.   A healthy score allows [...]

2022-05-10T15:38:52-05:00May 10th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

May Menu Makers: Refried Beans

  There are lots of wonderful ways to use refried beans in recipes. Using refried beans in healthy recipes can add protein and fiber to your dish. Check out all of the delicious recipes our Menu Makers team cooked up using refried beans! Click here for complete list of recipes using refried beans (English) Click [...]

2022-04-28T12:20:23-05:00April 20th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Inflation Impact

Financial Empowerment Program Inflation Impact by Jenny Sanford, AFC®, Financial Empowerment Program Manager We've all experienced the impact of inflation over the past few months with rising prices at the grocery store. Inflation is the increase in prices and a fall in purchasing power.  It can happen incrementally, or rapidly, in response to instability in [...]

2022-04-13T09:59:23-05:00April 11th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

April Menu Makers: Stuffing Mix

Cooking with stuffing isn't just for the holidays! Many of us think of stuffing as a side dish to a holiday meal, but our Menu Makers team of volunteers is here to prove us wrong with this list of delicious recipes using stuffing. It's hard to pick a favorite, so try them all! Click here [...]

2022-03-28T11:03:03-05:00March 24th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Cost of Being Unbanked

Financial Empowerment Program Cost of Being Unbanked by Jenny Sanford, AFC®, Financial Empowerment Program Manager The Financial Empowerment Program equips participants with knowledge, skill and access to reach their financial goals. Checking and savings accounts are a financial product that most people access for free or with very low maintenance fees. People without access to [...]

2022-04-11T12:16:20-05:00March 11th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

March Menu Makers: Flour

  March: Flour Recipes A bag of flour is one of the baking essentials! Many recipes can be made or enhanced using flour. From breakfast to supper and everything in between - flour can be used in a variety of recipes from morning until night. Check out these simple, affordable (and delicious) recipes our volunteer [...]

2022-04-28T12:21:14-05:00February 23rd, 2022|Menu Makers|

Financial Empowerment: America Saves Week

America Saves Week February 21 - 26, 2022 Neighbors’ Financial Empowerment Program aims to improve the financial well-being of those in the communities we serve.  Some of the ways we do this is by helping people stretch their dollars and save money. We provide education, access to safe products and opportunities to build skills [...]

2022-02-16T12:14:51-06:00February 16th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

February Menu Makers: Spaghetti

  There are lots of opinions about pasta - some call it a "comfort food" and others use it as their go-to meal for pleasing picky young eaters while others pair it with a glass of wine and call it fancy. Whatever you want to call it, pasta is a food staple for many. Which [...]

2022-04-28T12:22:45-05:00January 25th, 2022|Food Shelf, Menu Makers|

Introducing: Financial Empowerment

Neighbors Newest Program: Financial Empowerment Through our emerging financial empowerment program, we help improve the wellbeing of community members seeking to gain control of their finances. Participants work alongside our counselors to set goals, learn ways to bounce back from financial shocks and build savings.   For example, many people we serve experience stress and fear [...]

2022-02-02T13:07:50-06:00January 17th, 2022|Programs, Resources for Low Income|

January Menu Makers: Canned Diced Tomatoes

The goal of our monthly Menu Makers program is to share recipes for common items found in the food shelf (or in your cupboard) that are simple, affordable and healthy. This month's collection of recipes for canned diced tomatoes checks all the boxes. We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes as much as we enjoy [...]

2022-04-28T12:23:27-05:00December 30th, 2021|Menu Makers|

December Menu Makers: Coconut Milk

Recipes Featuring Coconut Milk Coconut milk is a tasty alternative to cow's milk and is made from the white flesh of mature coconuts. It comes in both thick and thin versions - each typically used for different types of recipes. Thick coconut milk is generally used in making desserts and sauces while think coconut milk [...]

2021-12-02T09:16:39-06:00December 2nd, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

November Menu Makers: Thanksgiving Themed Recipes

  Looking for a new recipe to add to your holiday celebration? Our Menu Makers team has got your back! Check out some twists on holiday classics (all featuring food products you would find in our food shelf) with this collection of delicious and nutritious holiday dishes. Click here for a complete list of Menu [...]

2021-11-04T10:10:56-05:00November 4th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

No Hunger November

Join Team Neighbors as we Walk to End Hunger Hunger doesn't just last one day and this year neither does the Walk to End Hunger. This year you're invited to choose how you will fight hunger in our community. Instead of gathering on Thanksgiving morning, you can get together with your friends, family or team [...]

2021-10-27T10:47:54-05:00October 27th, 2021|Events, Food Shelf, News|

October Menu Makers: Canned Corn

  October Menu Makers Features Canned Corn Although corn is delicious anytime of the year, it's especially appetizing during the Fall harvest in the Midwest. Check out these recipes featuring canned corn that will spruce up your Autumn! Click here for complete list of canned corn recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program [...]

2021-09-29T08:34:08-05:00September 29th, 2021|Food Shelf, Volunteers|

September Menu Makers: Smoked Almonds

September Menu Makers: Smoked Almonds Not only are they a delicious crunchy snack, almonds are also a good source of protein and fiber. Because almonds are a healthy, nutrient-dense food - they are the type of food we prefer to distribute in our food shelf. Check out this list of amazing recipes you can make [...]

2021-08-27T10:19:16-05:00August 27th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

August Menu Makers: Nonfat Dry Milk

  August Recipes Feature Nonfat Dry Milk Nonfat dry milk is a wonderful shelf-stable option to use in recipes. From breakfast options to supper entrees (and snacks in between), nonfat dry milk can be used in recipes throughout the entire day! Check out these delicious recipes our team of Menu Makers volunteers has put together [...]

2021-07-29T09:01:55-05:00July 29th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|
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