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 [...]
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. [...]
Read all about our custom app for the Holiday Gift Program, opportunities to support Neighbors during the holiday season, updates about volunteering, the Clothes Closet Thrift Store and more! Click here to read the full December newsletter.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Read all about the latest updates to Neighbors operations during the COVID-19 crisis, our progress with Minnesota FoodShare's March Campaign and a special message to our amazing volunteers in this month's newsletter. Click here to read full story.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Make room for mushrooms! Menu Makers for March features recipes involving cream of mushroom soup. You can find these marvelous recipes here.
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 [...]
This month's Menu Makers features canned potatoes! These tasty super spud recipes can be found here.
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 [...]
The first Menu Makers of the year is here, and it features a classic staple of brown rice! These recipes are delicious and nutritious, and can be found here.