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June 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!

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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, May 16th, 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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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

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

*For Food Shelf closures, follow us on Facebook
using the link above!
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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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Volunteers Needed

The Pine River Area Food Shelf is looking for able-bodied volunteers to help with food distribution twice weekly. Volunteers alternate so no one works every food shelf day. 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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May 29th Closure

The Pine River-Backus Family Center will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We look forward to serving our community during normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th. Thank you for your understanding.

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Community Cares Wellness Fair

We are looking for resource tables and sponsorships! If interested, click the link below and fill out the registration forms and submit to LuAnn at the Family Center, or mail forms to LuAnn Gravelle, PO Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474.

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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