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Pine River-Backus Family Center lists October 2022 schedule of offerings

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.

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Following are events in October:

  • Pine River Area Food Shelf: Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The food shelf will be open from 3:30-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month (Oct. 11) and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday (Oct. 8).
  • 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.
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program/Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors: Driveup pickup is from 2:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. NAPS boxes are picked up inside the family center. Enter through the back door.
  • Women, Infants and Children: Call Cass County at 218-547-6872 for an appointment for WIC.
  • Family planning: Family planning is scheduled Tuesday, Oct. 4. Call 877-275-6123 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
  • Child & Teen Checkup: 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. Volunteers are also welcome. For more information, call LuAnn at the family center at 218-587-4292.
"Like" the family center on Facebook or visit www.prbfamilycenter.org.

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