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December 2023 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 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 4:00pm. until gone.

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Christmas for Kids 2023

CFK is a gift giving program sponsored by local businesses & community members through the area CFK Committee and the Pine River-Backus Family Center. Registration is closed for 2023 but we are still looking for donors and volunteers! Please contact LuAnn for more information. 

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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

2023 PRBFC Holiday Closures:
Monday, January 2nd
Monday, January 16th
Monday, February 20th
Monday, May 29th

Monday, June 19th
Tuesday, July 4th
Monday, September 4th
Friday, November 10th
Thursday & Friday, November 23-24th
Monday, December 25th through
Monday, January 1, 2024

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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, November 21st, 2023. This will provide free legal help to those aged 60 or more. 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

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Radiothon 2023

Salty Dog Fundraiser

It's that time of the year again! Join us at the Salty Dog Saloon & Eatery on Tuesday, December 5th from 5-7pm for pulled pork sandwiches, fries or tots and a carbonated beverage of your choosing! The proceeds stay local and help support families in our community. 

Recent Events

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The PRBFC 2022 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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