Each year, Augustana Lutheran Church participates in the Neighbors, Inc. Holiday Gift Program by connecting congregational members (as adopters) with families and seniors in need through the Adopt-a-Family and Adopt-a-Senior programs. I recently sat down with Cathy Hendrikson, staff member at Augustana, to find out how they have made this program such a successful ministry [...]
Santa's elves (aka Neighbors volunteers and staff) have been busy preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Neighbors anticipates it will provide more than 700 families with Christmas presents this year thanks to the generosity of our donors, church partners, community members and volunteers. The Holiday Gift Program office officially opens on Monday, October 28th. If [...]
As a member of the Neighbors Welcome Center volunteer team, Maria is devoted to assisting clients, helping with donations and keeping the front desk area – including the bakery shelf and waiting room – “clean and tidy” for all our visitors. She takes pride in providing a good “first impression.” Maria came to Neighbors as [...]
Cherokee Tavern! Congratulations to the Saint Joe's Burger at Cherokee Tavern for being voted this year's best burger in the 2018 Great Neighbors' Food Fight restaurant competition and fundraiser. A special thank you to all of the participating restaurants who generously donated their delicious burgers for the competition.
This month, Menu Makers is featuring recipes made with crispy rice cereal. From breakfast to dessert, you'll find a range of sweet and savory options! Click here to learn more.
It's the final burger report of the 2018 Food Fight! Travis' last stop took him to Perkins in West St. Paul for their Classic Cheeseburger, and here's what he had to say: "I didn’t know what to expect from Perkins. I always think of them for good breakfast, but have never tried a burger from [...]
As we approach the end of the 2018 Great Neighbors' Food Fight, we've got the second to last blog from Travis to share with you! He stopped by Cherokee Tavern to try the Saint Joe's Burger, and here's his review: "This is one of my new favorites! The quality of the beef was exceptional, along [...]
Next up for Travis? Concord Lanes and the Jalapeno Popper Burger. Here's the dish: "I'm partial to anything jalapeno popper-related, so I'd been looking forward to this one and it didn't disappoint! It was cooked perfectly and was nice and juicy. I'd definitely get this burger again!" Want more information on this year’s Food Fight? Click [...]
Travis has hit the halfway point in his 2018 Food Fight journey! Jersey's Bar & Grill was his latest stop, and you can read about his thoughts on the Jersey Burger below: "The Jeresy Burger is your all-American burger with a splash of BBQ sauce. I’ll admit, I’m not generally a fan of BBQ sauce [...]
Travis' Food Fight adventures continue! His latest stop was at BLVD Bar + Grill to try their selection -- Swiss on Sourdough -- and here's what he had to say: “The Swiss on Sourdough was a great burger. It was cooked perfectly to order and was juicy throughout. I wasn’t expecting tomato on it, but [...]
We’re thrilled to announce that Neighbors, Inc. has been selected to participate in the 2018 Minnesota Brackets For Good tournament! We have received a first-round bye, so starting the evening of Friday, March 9, your donations to Neighbors, Inc. at minnesota.bfg.org/matchup/neighbors-inc score points that help us advance in this single elimination, bracket-style fundraising tournament. NOTE: [...]
Biscuit mix can be used for so much more than biscuits -- check out this month's Menu Makers recipes to see just a few of the options!
From the start of spring to daylight saving time, holidays and spring breaks to winter sports tournaments, there’s a lot going on in March. March also happens to be a big month at Neighbors and for food shelves across the state. The annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign serves as our biggest food and fund drive [...]
Travis is back with his second Food Fight restaurant experience. His most recent stop was at Mississippi Pub, and here's what he had to say about their Bacon Mac and Cheeseburger: Incredible! First time ever trying a burger with mac and cheese. When it was brought out, it was surrounded by a halo of cheesy mac [...]
This month, Menu Makers is featuring a product that is not only delicious, but full of health benefits -- frozen blueberries! High in antioxidants and fiber, and low in calories, they are a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Plus, the frozen version can be enjoyed year-round! Click here for the recipes, which [...]
Are you ready for the Great Neighbors’ Food Fight?! This year, seven local restaurants will be vying for the title of best burger, and you can help choose the winner. The battle begins on February 1, 2018. Each restaurant has designated one burger to compete in this event, and each $35 Food Fight card can [...]
From fresh spinach salad to crispy corn flake-crusted chicken, this month's Menu Makers' recipes include a little bit of everything! Check them out by clicking here.
Our volunteer spotlights continue, highlighting the many ways volunteers are serving the community and helping our neighbors in need! For more information on how you can get involved, visit www.neighborsmn.org/volunteer. -- Gayle C. is a valued member of one of Neighbors’ most important client-facing teams: the front desk staff. As part of this role, Gayle fields [...]
This month, Menu Makers is featuring recipes that use Meals from the Heart rice dinners and fresh sweet potatoes. The high-protein, fortified rice dinners can be meals in and of themselves, or serve as the base for hot dishes, soup and stuffing. Fresh sweet potatoes are also delicious on their own, but can also become [...]
Do you know a volunteer that lives out Neighbors’ core values of respect, fairness, compassion and empowerment during each shift? Nominate them for one of Neighbors’ Volunteer Recognition Awards! Awarded annually, they recognize individuals and groups who go above and beyond during each shift. Anyone who has given their time to Neighbors in 2017 is [...]