17 01, 2022

Introducing: Financial Empowerment

2022-01-17T10:55:33-06:00January 17th, 2022|Programs, Resources for Low Income|

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 [...]

30 12, 2021

January Menu Makers: Canned Diced Tomatoes

2022-01-11T16:29:32-06:00December 30th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

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 [...]

2 12, 2021

December Menu Makers: Coconut Milk

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

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 [...]

4 11, 2021

November Menu Makers: Thanksgiving Themed Recipes

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

  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 [...]

27 10, 2021

No Hunger November

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

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 [...]

29 09, 2021

October Menu Makers: Canned Corn

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

  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 [...]

27 08, 2021

September Menu Makers: Smoked Almonds

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

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 [...]

29 07, 2021

August Menu Makers: Nonfat Dry Milk

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

  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 [...]

15 06, 2021

July Menu Makers: Summer Salads & Salsas

2021-06-15T11:36:43-05:00June 15th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

Who's ready for a summer picnic? We've got some wonderful, refreshing summer salad and salsa recipes you can make! They're not too heavy, but are packed with flavor and nutritious ingredients. Click here for full list of summer salad and salsa recipes. Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing program developed by Neighbors’ food shelf volunteers. It [...]

28 05, 2021

June Menu Makers: Mayonnaise

2021-05-28T15:34:03-05:00May 28th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

This month's collection of recipes have one important condiment in common: mayonnaise (also referred to as 'mayo'). Mayonnaise is an ingredient that can be used in almost anything as you can tell by our recipes which range from delicious appetizers and side dishes to tasty entrees and rich desserts. Mayonnaise is the so-called glue that [...]

20 05, 2021

Legal Kiosk

2021-05-20T15:10:57-05:00May 20th, 2021|News, Programs|

Neighbors Offers Legal Kiosk Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many components of our legal system were moved online, creating a digital divide that has disproportionately impacted communities across Minnesota. Access to receiving legal assistance has become limited for individuals with barriers to transportation and technology. To help address this issue, the Minnesota Legal Services Coalition [...]

30 04, 2021

May Menu Makers: Ground Beef

2021-04-30T08:31:08-05:00April 30th, 2021|Food Shelf|

  In addition to a variety of shelf-stable products, eggs, dairy products and frozen meat are distributed to each family who visits the food shelf at Neighbors. This month, our team of Menu Makers volunteers have come up with some delicious recipes using one of the commonly distributed frozen meat items: beef. These recipes feature [...]

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. [...]

19 02, 2021

March Menu Makers: Tuna

2021-02-19T13:48:28-06:00February 19th, 2021|Food Shelf, News|

Tuna is a great source of protein that can be added to lots of simple and affordable meals. Canned tuna is shelf-stable and easy to store. It is one of the staples that can be found in our food shelf. Click here to check out the delicious list of tuna recipes from our Menu Makers [...]

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 [...]

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