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Dear Pillager Community: 

The 2022 Minnesota Food Share March Campaign has concluded. The numbers have been tallied and the fundraiser has once again been a rousing success. According to Minnesota Food Share, “For nearly four decades, local businesses, faith communities, schools, and organizations have gathered in March to creatively raise food and funds for their local food shelves all in shared effort to work toward an end to food insecurity in their community.”

 I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge and sincere thank you to the community of Pillager and the surrounding area and the many benefactors of the Pillager Area Food Shelf.  Every donation whether a one-time donation during the March Food Share campaign or an ongoing monthly donation, is genuinely appreciated.  The March Food Share Campaign is the biggest fund-raising effort of the year for our food shelf and because of the generosity of our citizens, I fully expect our little food shelf once again placed in the top 10 of all Food Shelf Food & Fund Drives serving up to 1,999 individuals. For the year 2022 we raised an incredible $17,820 in cash and 3335.68# food donations.  I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our volunteers who give so freely of their time and talents to serve our community.

Great things can happen when good people come together for a common cause. “Together we can create a Minnesota where all thrive and no one experiences food insecurity and hunger.”

With sincere thanks and appreciation,

Michele Spar

Pillager Family Center Coordinator  

About us

The Pillager Area Family Center is committed to help build strong families with programs and services for members of the Pillager Community. 


During this time, our program availability may vary due to state restrictions.  Please call the program you are interest in to see how services are being delivered.

Contact us

We are now accepting registrations for

the 2020-2021 school year.


Pillager Little Huskies Learning Center is in need of a teacher.  The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for providing age appropriate learning opportunities for children ages sixteen months through age four. Lesson planning, providing circle time, music, literacy activities, small and large gross motor activities and working on social skills with children. The TS Gold Assessment Tool is used to help monitor children's skills and identify areas of strength and improvement. A combination of education and experience is needed to meet state licensing requirements. Candidate must be a team player and enjoy working with children.  Wage range is $26,000-$32,000 per year for a full time position with paid time off and matching retirement plan.  Center is state licensed and Parent Aware rated.

If you are interested, please email Ashley at

We are excited to hire the right person to join our team!


Pillager Family Center Programs:
The Pillager Family Center is providing services differently during this time.  See program page for more details about each program.

For the food shelf, county related services and resource referral, please call or email Michele (218-746-4009 or  
For Fun Stop, please call or email Peggy (218-746-2140 or 
For Little Huskies, please call or email Ashley O. (218-746-2148 or

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