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Check out our Resources page! It lists resources for many different resources from help making your rent to help getting better internet during these changing times. Take a look, and if you know of a resource you feel should be there, please feel free to tell us about it by using the Contact Us page from the menu, or calling the family center directly.


October 2021 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!

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.

COVID-19 & Food Shelf

The food shelf is open during its regular hours. We are now allowing self-shopping, one person at a time. Shoppers must wear a mask and consent to a brief screen upon entering the front mall doors of the building. We value our community health. Thank you for your help!

MNsure and Unemployment

Did you have unemployment income in 2021? You may qualify for health insurance with a $0/month premium. MNsure can help you get covered and save money. Minnesotans who received unemployment income at any time in 2021 now can access extremely low-cost health insurance through MNsure.

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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
2021 PRBFC Holiday Closures:
Friday, January 1st
Monday, January 18th
Monday, February 15th
Monday, May 31st
Monday, July 5th
Monday, September 6th
Thursday, November 11th
Thursday, November 25th
Friday, November 26th
Friday, December 24th
Friday, December 31st
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Stay on track with your child’s vaccinations

As a parent, you want to keep your children safe. Routine childhood vaccinations are an important way to ensure that your child and community remain healthy and protected against serious diseases, like measles and whooping cough.

As opportunities for in-person activities and play continue to grow, the Pine River-Backus Family Center encourages parents to make sure children are up to date on routinely recommended vaccines. Well-child visits and check-ups are essential for routine vaccination, even during the pandemic.

Parenting with Love & Logic

FREE classes for the modern day parent. Love and Logic provides easy-to-use parenting strategies to help promote positive behaviors and strengthen families. Learn about respectful and hopeful parenting with usable skills that provide limits in loving ways for all ages. The next 5-session class is scheduled in Pine River on Saturdays in October and in Backus on Saturdays in November and December.

Food Shelf Ingredient of the Month is Turkey

Have a package of chicken sitting in your fridge or freezer but aren't sure what to do with it? Click the button below for a couple good recipe ideas and fun ideas for the family over the summer. 

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