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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 [...]

30 03, 2020

Still Open and Serving our Neighbors in Need

2020-08-03T08:46:29-05:00March 30th, 2020|Donors, From Our CEO, News, Programs, Volunteers|

Dear Friends of Neighbors, In 1972, six churches came together to confront a community crisis and formed Neighbors, Inc. We have been serving our community ever since. Today, the crisis is different but Neighbors is still here to help. COVID-19 has caused us to temporarily modify our operations. We have had to adjust due to [...]

28 02, 2020

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

2020-08-03T08:50:00-05:00February 28th, 2020|Donating, Donors, Events, Food Shelf, Volunteers|

Annual March Food & Fundraising Drive Helps Stock the Shelves at Neighbors Donations of food and funds during the month of March are critical to keep the shelves stocked at the Neighbors, Inc. food shelf. “Food shelf donations are investments in the health and well-being of our community. Your generous donations create opportunities for our [...]

28 01, 2020

Super Bagging Event on Saturday

2020-08-03T08:58:20-05:00January 28th, 2020|Donating, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights, Volunteers|

Join us on Saturday, February 1st at Cub in Inver Grove Heights as we raise food and funds for the food shelf at Neighbors. Volunteers will be on hand from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to help bag groceries and collect donations. Stop by and say hi and stock up on groceries before the big [...]

30 12, 2019

New Office Hours

2020-08-03T09:00:19-05:00December 30th, 2019|News, Programs, Volunteers|

As we ring in the new year, Neighbors will be updating our hours of operation. In an effort to align our program hours and to better serve our guests, Neighbors will be adjusting our hours to allow for more comprehensive access to our programs and services. Beginning January 2, 2020, the new hours will be [...]

4 12, 2019

Holiday Gift Program Spotlight: The Saint Paul Hotel

2020-08-03T09:32:14-05:00December 4th, 2019|Donors, Holiday Programs, Programs|

Members of The Saint Paul Hotel’s Executive Committee have been buying gifts for children in need through the Neighbors Holiday Gift Program for over ten years. We recently sat down with Megan Voelke, Executive Assistant, and Leslie Ingiald, Director of Sales, to talk more about this meaningful tradition.  “It gets you into the holiday spirit. [...]

13 11, 2019

Announcing Neighbors Express

2020-08-03T09:03:25-05:00November 13th, 2019|Food Shelf, News, Programs|

Neighbors Express Offers Daily Food Support Neighbors Express, a new food distribution program at Neighbors, Inc., has been established as a way to help fill the gap for families experiencing food insecurity in our community. In addition to monthly food shelf visits, individuals and families are able to access the resources provided at Neighbors Express [...]

5 11, 2019

Holiday Gift Program Spotlight: Augustana Lutheran

2020-08-03T09:04:14-05:00November 5th, 2019|Donors, Holiday Programs, Volunteering, West Saint Paul|

Each year, Augustana Lutheran Church participates in the Neighbors, Inc. Holiday Gift Program by connecting congregational members (as adopters) with families and seniors in need through the Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior programs. I recently sat down with Cathy Hendrikson, staff member at Augustana, to find out how they have made this program such a successful ministry [...]

15 10, 2019

Interview with Commissioner Joe Atkins

2020-08-03T09:25:20-05:00October 15th, 2019|Donors, Food Shelf, Inver Grove Heights|

For Commissioner Joe Atkins, it all started as a result of three poignant moments in June of 1997. The first moment was when he read a news story about a local third grader in need of food during the summer months. The second moment happened as a result of his cousins teasing him about elected [...]

14 10, 2019

Holiday Gift Program 2019

2020-08-03T09:24:41-05:00October 14th, 2019|Donating, Holiday Programs, Volunteering|

Santa's elves (aka Neighbors volunteers and staff) have been busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Neighbors anticipates it will provide more than 700 families with Christmas presents this year thanks to the generosity of our donors, church partners, community members and volunteers. The Holiday Gift Program office officially opens on Monday, October 28th. If [...]

27 09, 2019

October Menu Makers: Canned Mixed Vegetables

2020-08-03T09:27:14-05:00September 27th, 2019|Food Shelf, Programs|

Looking to mix things up? Our Menu Makers team has compiled some delicious, nutritious and colorful menu items featuring canned mixed vegetables that are sure to enhance to your next meal. Click here for a complete list of mixed vegetables recipes.

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