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October Menu Makers: Recipes Using Cornflakes

  October Menu Makers Recipes Featuring Cornflakes When most people think of cornflakes, they think of a bowl of cereal and milk, but our team of Menu Makers volunteers has found some delicious ways to add cornflakes to any meal of the day! Check out their take on this breakfast (and food shelf) staple! Click [...]

2022-09-28T08:24:55-05:00September 26th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Let’s Talk Medical Debt

by  Jenny Sanford, AFC® Imagine yourself experiencing the joy of a new baby or the fear of being ill and not knowing when you will feel better. In both situations, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed navigating the complicated process of getting care along with the ups and downs of life. Pre-approvals, in and out [...]

2022-09-06T13:10:07-05:00September 6th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

September Menu Makers: Salsas and Salads

Salad and Salsa Recipes As we commemorate our 50th anniversary this year, we take a trip down memory lane with a collection of some of the stellar salad and salsa recipes from our Menu Makers team! Join us at 11:00am on Saturday, September 17th during our Anniversary Celebration Event to watch a live demonstration from [...]

2022-09-06T13:09:19-05:00September 6th, 2022|Menu Makers|

College Savings Planning

 Jenny Sanford, AFC® Paying for a post-high school education can be a significant investment in the life of a child. We can help you start at any age level. Financial Empowerment coaches can provide assistance with filling out Financial Aid forms and talking about the pros and cons of student loans. We also emphasize that [...]

2022-07-15T16:12:05-05:00July 15th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

August Menu Makers: Canned Salmon

  Canned Salmon Recipes We are bringing back a Menu Makers favorite (and the very first product we featured) with recipes for canned salmon. Canned salmon is often an item that gets overlooked by our food shelf shoppers, but we think it is both delicious and nutritious! Check out our list of tried and true [...]

2022-07-15T11:46:18-05:00July 15th, 2022|Menu Makers|

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:  [...]

2022-07-14T09:03:13-05:00June 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) Click here for list of canned green [...]

2022-06-28T12:39:44-05:00June 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|
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