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February 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!
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.
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.
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!
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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The Justice Bus is coming to Pine River again on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024. 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.
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!