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

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, Inc. Service Area:

  • South St. Paul
  • West St. Paul
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Lilydale
  • Mendota
  • Mendota Heights
  • Sunfish Lake
The Express shelves stocked with produce.

The Express shelves stocked with produce.

Neighbors Express

Several days a week volunteers stop by the local Cub, Walmart, Target, Aldi, Hy-Vee, Kwik Trip and Panera Bread stores in northern Dakota County and pick up their day-old bakery product and produce. Bread and bakery products are available; and often, fresh produce from the grocery stories and/or farmers markets is also available. We only ask that guests provide their first name and family size so we know how many people are served per year.

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.

All food donations are carefully looked over and sorted by volunteers.

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. Each family served through the food shelf receives sufficient food for three meals a day for a week. Learn more about the food shelf…

Holiday Programs

Neighbors’ “Love Your Neighbor” 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 money, new clothes and new toys.