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We served 7,200 individuals in 2015.. These numbers represent 3,000+ households in Pine County. A total of 265,000 pounds of food was distributed at no charge to our clients. On average, 45 volunteers contribute on our efforts on a weekly basis.

Misc Info:

Pine Community Food Shelf/  hours:

Monday 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 10am – 4pm

Thursday 11am – 7pm, Friday 10am-12pm.

Closed legal holidays.

Food commodities will be distributed between 4:30-5:30 PM. on the 1st Wed of the month.

Call Twyla or Louise for information about the following food programs, 220 7th Street SW, Pine City, 320-629-0128

For information about other food shelves in the area- call Twyla at the Pine City Food Shelf


Senior dining,  Pine City 629-3024, Hinckley 384-6557


MAC and NAPS, to enroll call 1-888-339-3663, ext. 7924, no cost, distributed 1 time monthly, Federal Food Program for children 5- 6 years old, 6 month postpartum/non breast feeding women and seniors 60 years and older,  income based,   pick up at the Pine Community Food Shelf or       Hinckley Senior Center (1st Tuesday of month)


WIC, 320-591-1596 and 320-245-8724, Pine County Dept. of Human Service, children/birth to 5 yrs., pregnant and postpartum women, income based.


Fare for All, Trinity Lutheran Church, 38460 Lincoln Trail, on same street as the North Branch schools,  no need to pre-register, bring a container, 2ndd  Wed. 2-4pm, various packages to purchase, just stop in,

1st come, 1st served, call 651-674-7047


Free and Reduced price school lunches

Pine City Schools, 629-4000

Hinckley Schools 384-6132, Braham Schools 396-3313


SNAP   (supplemental nutrition assistance program)

Previously called Food Stamps, 1-888-711-1151   

Pine County Court House 320-216-4100