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Spring Forward MN, May 2021

May 1st - 11th, GiveMN is giving the opportunity to make your donation go farther by offering bonus grants to lucky organizations. When we get donations, we could earn even more from Spring Forward MN. So head to our GiveMN Fundraiser page and donate today!


May 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, and for our COVID-19 related modifications. If you have any further questions, call the family center. 

Thank you!

Soup Kitchen

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!

Food Shelf Ingredient of the Month is Ground Beef

Have a package of ground beef 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 tips on buying and storing ground beef!

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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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Upcoming Events

Parenting with Love & Logic

Free parenting 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 skill that provide limits in loving ways for all ages. The first session of this season is Friday, May 7th from 5:30-7pm. This will be a weekend course and will run Friday-Sunday. Click the button below for more details.

Closed for Memorial Day

The Pine River-Backus Family Center will be closed on Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day. We will be open Friday the 28th or Tuesday, June 1st if you need us!

Thank you, and have a safe holiday!

Recent Events

March Food Share

The March Food Share Campaign is over for 2021! We had a fantastic turnout. Our  community came together to donate $38,153.41 for our food shelf, as well as 2,821 lbs. of food! We want to thank anyone who donated for thinking of your friends, family, and neighbors who are hungry. Click the button below for more information on this year's FoodShare!