If you have questions about Neighbors’ services, please give us a call at 651-455-5000

Neighbors, Inc. Service Area:

  • South St. Paul
  • West St. Paul
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Lilydale
  • Mendota
  • Mendota Heights
  • Sunfish Lake

Emergency Services

Emergency Grants

Neighbors provides Emergency Assistance grants that provide assistance to persons who qualify and who are at risk of eviction or utility shutoff. In addition, a limited number of persons who need car repairs to get to work or to deal with a crisis, or who need financial assistance dealing with a medical need such as a co-payment for necessary medicine are assisted each year.  This program is funded by Dakota County, the Federal Emergency Management Act and with Neighbors’ general operating dollars.

Neighbors Express

Neighbors Express is 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 on a daily basis. Thanks to the generosity of local retail partners and our wonderful volunteer drivers, Neighbors Express offers a variety of donated items.


Clothes Closet: Certificates

The Neighbors’ Clothes Closet provides no-cost clothing and household items to individuals and families based on a needs basis.

NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Providing Food for Seniors)

Neighbors serves as the distribution point in northern Dakota County for this federally sponsored supplemental food program. Individuals 60 years of age or older that meet established income eligibility guidelines receive a monthly food package. To learn more or sign up for the program, please call the local Second Harvest Heartland office at 651-484-8214.

A client's cart full of food from the food shelf.Food Shelf

Neighbors operates the food shelf for northern Dakota County. It is perhaps the largest and most widely known of any Neighbors’ program. The generous support of people, churches, companies and organizations of all kinds provide food for individuals and families in need of short-term assistance.  Learn more about the food shelf…


Holiday Gift Program

Neighbors’ Holiday Gift Program is designed to help people who are financially unable to provide holiday gifts for their immediate family. The program is entirely dependent on the generosity of our donors, who provide new gifts and toys.