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2020 Spaghetti Fundraiser

We are sad to say that our annual spaghetti fundraiser is cancelled for social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We want our community to be healthy and safe! Please consider donating to the food shelf in lieu of the dinner. For more information, call the Family Center. Thank you! 



March 25 WTC/OPT Meeting

We are cancelling the March meeting for the health and safety of our community. We are looking at possible virtual options for our April meeting if this is still an issue at that point. We're playing it by ear for now. Thank you for your patience and continued support! We hope to be face-to-face again soon!

Current Events

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

The Family Center is closing it's doors on Monday, March 23rd, until further notice. We encourage each of you to call Karen for help if you need it, as she has many resources and may be able to help via phone without endangering your health. Thank you for your cooperation!

COVID-19 & Food Shelf

The food shelf is open during its regular hours, but will be drive-up only! Please stay in your car and drive to the outside Food Shelf door (on 2nd st.). We will take your name and family size and put a box in your car. We value our community health. Thank you for your help!

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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 3:30 - 6
Fridays 10 - 1
2020 PRBFC Holiday Closures:
Wednesday, January 1st
Monday, January 20th
Monday, February 17th
Monday, May 25th
Friday, July 3rd
Monday, September 7th
Wednesday, November 11th
Thursday, November 26th
Friday, November 27th
Thursday, December 24th
Friday, January 1st
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Job Openings at PRBFC!

We have two job openings right here at the Pine River-Backus Family Center! One is for a Family Support Specialist for our Home Visiting Program that will cover both Pine River and Pillager areas. The other is for the Regional Prevention Coordinator for Region 3! 

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March Food Share Month

Over 3 million visits are made to Minnesota Food Shelves each year. Food shelves can make cash donations stretch farther than food donations because of their access to discount products and programs. Help us feed families in our area by making a cash donation to the Pine River Area Food Shelf today. Stop in or contact us for more information. 

Soup Kitchen

Free Community Suppers

Healthy meals prepared by area chefs on Monday nights at Riverview Church in Pine River from 5 to 6pm, and Tuesday nights at Pine Moutaineer Senior Center in Backus from 5 to 6pm. To volunteer, contact Simon at (218) 547-6843 at SHIP. 

COVID-19 Update: Meals are available for take-out only until further notice, starting Thursday, March 26th at the Backus Senior Center (131 Front St.) from 4 - 6pm

Recent Events

Brainstorm to Success

MPR News

Richie Bean, the Opioid Prevention Team Coordinator for Cass County was on MPR talking about the opioid crisis and prevention efforts. Click the button below to listen!

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Pine River-Backus Family Center

Call us at: 1 (218) 587-4292

Fax us at: 1 (218) 587-4193

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474