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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 pick-up only, each Monday at the Riverview Church in Pine River or each Thursday at the Backus Pine Mountaineer Senior Center.  Serving time is 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

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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 have a box ready for you to put in your car. We value our community health. Thank you for your help!

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Christmas for Kids 2020

We are accepting monetary donations for the 2020 CFK season. Donations can be mailed to the Family Center at P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474. Donation Boxes will be made available around town as well. Applications are available below. If you'd like to apply online, click here.

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Family Center Call-In 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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Holiday Closure

The Pine River-Backus Family Center will be closed on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day. We will be open again on Thursday and Friday. 

Thank you!

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Holiday Closure

The Pine River-Backus Family Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open again on Monday the 28th. 

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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Holiday Closure

The Pine River-Backus Family Center will be closed on Thursday, December 24th through Friday, January 1st for the holiday season. We will be open again on Monday, January 4th. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Recent Events

CommUnity Meals Donations

We would like to give a big shout out to all who have donated to CommUnity Meals recently. We couldn't do this without you! We recently received a check that will cover nearly 1,000 meals! This is what keeps us going, helping us to deliver hot meals to the hungry in our community. 



November 2020 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, and for our COVID-19 related modifications. If you have any further questions, call the family center. 

Thank you!

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Pine River-Backus Family Center

Call us at: 1 (218) 587-4292

Fax us at: 1 (218) 587-4193

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