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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
Just in time for the holidays, our Menu Makers team has brought in a whole new delicious batch of recipes using canned fruit cocktail! Click here for a complete list of fruit cocktail recipes.
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 [...]
It's time to spill the beans about this month's recipes! Our Menu Makers team has created some protein rich menu items featuring garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, that will keep your fall tasting delicious. Click here for a complete list of garbanzo bean recipes.
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 [...]
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.
Corn on the cob makes for some delicious dishes anytime - but especially during the final days of Summer! Our Menu Makers team has compiled some delicious, nutritious and colorful menu items that are sure to add some pizazz to your next meal. Click here for a complete list of corn on the cob recipes.
Looking to add a little crunch to your next dish? We have some delicious recipes using walnuts for you! From main dishes, to side dishes, to dessert - walnuts can be added to every course! Click here for our complete list of walnut recipes.