The Pine River-Backus Family Center announced Friday, March 20, that it made the tough decision to close its office in Pine River to the public.

"We will continue to assist families with resources and programs, just in a different way," Leslie Bouchonville, family center executive director, said in an email.

The food shelf will be open the same hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 3:30-6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Boxes will be delivered car side.

Families who are not able to make it to the food shelf should call 218-587-4292 to receive a box.

To keep staff and volunteers safe, the family center will not do faxing or copying.

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