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Christmas for Kids

Christmas for Kids 2022

The cutoff date for applications this year is Friday, November 4th to give us plenty of time to shop for these amazing kids. We will EMAIL families to let them know if they have been accepted and when the pickup dates will be, so be sure to include your email address on the form!


November 2022 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!

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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.

Thanksgiving week update: There will be no CommUnity Meals on Monday or Thrusday, but there will be a free Thankgiving Eve to-go meal served curbside at the Pine River American Legion from 4pm until every meal is gone.

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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 - 6
Fridays 10 - 1
2nd Saturdays 10 - 1

2022 PRBFC Holiday Closures:
Monday, January 17th
Monday, February 21st
Monday, May 30th
Monday, July 4th
Monday, September 5th
Friday, November 11th
Thursday, November 24th
Friday, November 25th
Monday, December 26th
Friday, December 30st

*For Food Shelf closures, follow us on Facebook
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Volunteers Needed

The Pine River Area Food Shelf is looking for able-bodied volunteers to help with truck deliveries once a month and food distribution twice weekly. If you or someone you know is interested, please give us a call! 

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COVID-19 & Food Shelf

The food shelf is open during its regular hours. We are now allowing self-shopping.  We value our community health.  If you are not feeling well, we are happy to shop for you and have it ready for pickup.  Call LuAnn at 218-587-4292.  Thank you for your help!

Upcoming Events

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Thanksgiving Day Closures

The Family Center will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 24th. Both the Family Center and Food Shelf will be closed Black Friday, November 25th as well. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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Salty Dog Fundraiser

Join us Tuesday, November 29th from 5-7pm at the Salty Dog in Backus for a mouth-watering pulled pork dinner! Dinner includes a pulled pork sandwich, tots or fries, and a drink for $10. Proceeds go toward the Pine River-Backus Family Center's programs and services. We appreciate your support!

Recent Events

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The PRBFC 2021 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!