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Tracking Income and Expenses

Jumpstart January and get your finances on track! This video explores different tools and resources that could help you manage your income and expenses. Click here to watch. https://youtu.be/HSYT9Z_s7N8 Neighbors offers free, one-to-one financial education to our community. If you would like to connect with one of our financial counselors for more information, call [...]

2023-01-03T16:09:34-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Financial Empowerment|

January Menu Makers: Canned Carrots

January Menu Makers Feature: Canned Carrots From savory side dishes to delicious desserts this month the Menu Makers team has collected some of their best recipes for canned carrots. Click here for Canned Carrot Recipes (English) Click here for Recetas con Zanahorias Enlatadas (Spanish) Breakfast Sunshine Smoothie Glazed Carrots Six Ways [...]

2022-12-27T15:24:21-06:00December 27th, 2022|Menu Makers|

Visit Our New Financial Empowerment Center

The Financial Empowerment Center is equipped to help guests take action on meeting their financial goals. It is a great place to access free resources and work on short-term goals. Over the past several months we have assisted guests by:  Providing free apps to help with budgeting and saving money  Coaching on building healthy credit   [...]

2022-12-15T09:49:24-06:00December 15th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

December Menu Makers: Ramen Noodles

December Menu Makers Feature: Ramen Noodles From breakfast to a midnight snack, our Menu Makers team has gathered some of the best recipes for ramen noodles for anytime of day (or night!) Click here for recipes using Ramen Noodles (English) Click here for Recetas con Fideos Ramen (Spanish) Menu Makers is a recipe-sharing [...]

2022-11-30T13:07:46-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Menu Makers|

Keep Holiday Spending in Check

  Jenny Sanford, AFC® Most people have had the experience of moving through the holidays, wondering what the financial impact will be in January.  One way to avoid this feeling is to start with the end in mind. Decide what is most important and discard that which no longer serves you.   Love food? Invite [...]

2022-11-18T14:21:26-06:00November 18th, 2022|Financial Empowerment|

November Menu Makers: Fruit Cocktail

This month we're exploring all the amazing recipes you can create or enhance with a can of fruit cocktail! Fruit cocktail is often one of the choices in our fruit section that gets passed over, but there are lots of delicious recipes that incorporate the variety of fruit flavors it offers. Click here for list [...]

2022-11-02T14:02:40-05:00October 21st, 2022|Menu Makers|

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|

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|
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