Pine River-Backus Family Center lists March events

Schedules listed for the food shelf, CommUnity Meals, family planning and more.

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PINE RIVER — The Pine River-Backus Family Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

March is Minnesota FoodShare Month. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474.

The Pine River Food Shelf receives a proportional match for all of the financial contributions and product donations received from Feb. 28-April 10.

Following are more March events.

  • Pine River Area Food Shelf: Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. On the second Tuesday of the month (March 8), the food shelf will be open from 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Pine River-Backus CommUnity Meals: Free weekly meals for anyone who is hungry are served Mondays at Riverview Church in Pine River or Thursdays at the Backus Pine Mountaineer Senior Center. Serving time is 4 p.m. until gone. For more information or to volunteer, call 218-587-4292.
  • Home Visiting Program: The Home Visiting Program has immediate openings for families who have questions about pregnancy and a child's growth and development, or who would like additional support. Free swag bags are available to all families who are expecting a baby who live in the Pine River-Backus School District.
  • NAPS: Driveup pick up is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. NAPS boxes are picked up inside the family center. Enter through the back door.
  • WIC: Call Cass County at 218-547-6872 for an appointment.
  • Family planning: Family planning is scheduled Tuesday, April 5. Call 877-275-6123 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
  • Child & Teen Check-Up: Call Cass County Public Health at 218-547-6872 for information.

Donations to the Pine River-Backus Family Center are always welcome and help the center to continue to support families.
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