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May 2024 Happenings

Find out what's happening this month with the Pine River-Backus Family Center! View the monthly Happenings for information on our services and offerings, If you have any further questions, call the family center. Thank you!

Pine River Area Food Shelf, PRAFS, Food Shelf, Food Support

Food Shelf

The Pine River Area Food Shelf is open 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays 10 - 1, 2nd Tuesdays 3 - 6, and Fridays 10 - 1. We are set up for self-shopping. If you are not feeling well, we are happy to shop for you and have it ready for pickup, just call LuAnn at 218-587-4292. 

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CommUnity Meals

A local collaborative effort has been put together to provide a free weekly meal for anyone who is hungry. Meals are served curbside (pick-up only), on Mondays at  the Riverview Church in Pine River or Thursdays at the Pine Mountaineer Senior Center in Backus. Serving time is 4pm until gone.

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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 - 6
Fridays 10 - 1

2024 PRBFC Holiday Closures:

January 1st – New Years Day

January 15th – Martin Luther King Day

February 19th – President’s Day

May 27th – Memorial Day

Jun 19th – Juneteenth

July 4th – Independence Day

September 2nd – Labor Day

November 11th – Veteran’s Day

November 28th-29th – Thanksgiving

December 25th – January 2nd - Christmas week

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Food Shelf Current Needs

The Pine River Area Food Shelf is currently looking for these listed items. They are items we cannot purchase as easily with donated dollars, and we mainly rely on donors to keep these items in stock for our community members. If you can donate any of these items, they may be dropped off at the Family Center any time we are open, or any time the Food Shelf is open. Thank you in advance!

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Justice Bus

The Justice Bus is coming to Pine River again on Tuesday, June 18th, 2024. This will provide free legal help to individuals and families. We hope to have the bus return every other month during Food Shelf hours to save a trip for those who need both. 

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Volunteers Needed

The Pine River Area Food Shelf is looking for able-bodied volunteers to help with food distribution twice weekly. We also need volunteers to help with shopping and stocking shelves, as well as greeting shoppers and helping with intake. Volunteers alternate so no one works every food shelf day. If you or someone you know is interested, please give us a call! 

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

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The PRBFC 2023 Annual Report

If you'd like to know what we've been up to as a Non-Profit Family Support Center for the last year, take a look through our annual report!

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