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Wonderful Wednesdays 2020

We are so sorry to say that we have been unable to find a safe way to hold our Wonderful Wednesdays classes during this pandemic. We will miss those sweet faces, and the fun times we could have had together. We hope to be able to resume this summer program next year. 

Thank you.


Open Your Heart Summer Challenge 2020

The OYH Summer Challenge aims to boost food shelves in Minnesota when they need it most. During the summer months, food shelf donations are traditionally low. In partnership with Hunger Solutions, Open Your Heart’s Summer Challenge makes it possible for Minnesota food shelves to restock and distribute fresh and frozen foods during this difficult time of year.

Current Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The Family Center is closing it's doors on Monday, March 23rd, until further notice. We encourage each of you to call Karen for help if you need it, as she has many resources and may be able to help via phone without endangering your health. Thank you for your cooperation!

COVID-19 & Food Shelf

The food shelf is open during its regular hours, but will be drive-up only! Please stay in your car and drive to the outside Food Shelf door (on 2nd st.). We will take your name and family size and put a box in your car. We value our community health. Thank you for your help!

Soup Kitchen

Free Community Suppers

Healthy meals prepared by area chefs on Monday nights at Riverview Church in Pine River from 5 to 6pm, and Tuesday nights at Pine Moutaineer Senior Center in Backus from 5 to 6pm. To volunteer, contact Simon at (218) 547-6843 at SHIP. 

COVID-19 Update: Meals are available for take-out only until further notice, starting Thursday, March 26th at the Backus Senior Center (131 Front St.) from 4 - 6pm

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Family Center Hours:
Mon. - Thurs. 8 - 4
Friday 8 - 3
*Food Shelf Hours:
1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays 10 - 1
2nd Tuesdays 3:30 - 6
Fridays 10 - 1
2020 PRBFC Holiday Closures:
Wednesday, January 1st
Monday, January 20th
Monday, February 17th
Monday, May 25th
Friday, July 3rd
Monday, September 7th
Wednesday, November 11th
Thursday, November 26th
Friday, November 27th
Thursday, December 24th
Friday, January 1st
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Call us at: 1 (218) 587-4292

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Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474