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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.

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We are now accepting registrations for

the 2020-2021 school year.

2021 MN Food Share drop off locations:  Pillager Food Shelf 305 Fir Ave W and the Pine River State Bank.  Thank you!!


During 2020, the Pillager Food Shelf and Family Support received generous donations from area organizations, churches and individuals.  Thank you so much for investing in our community and helping families meet their basic needs.    Some of the larger contributors were Sylvan Township (CARES funding), Artesian Homes Charitable Fund, Hunger Solutions, Casino Assembly of God Church, Pillager First Lutheran Church, Pillager Baptist Church, Greater Minneapolis Churches, Dorcus Community Service Center, Crow Wing Power Trust, Lakewood Health System, Lincoln Area Business Association, Pillager, Firemen, Pillager Lions, and many individuals.   We continue to work with Walmart and Cub Foods as they donate damaged groceries and day old bakery to the Pillager food shelf. 

March is Minnesota Food Share Month   Please consider giving generously to your local food shelf!  Thank you!


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 aoehrlein@isd116.org.

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 michelespar@outlook.com).  

For Fun Stop, please call or email Peggy (218-746-2140 or pbenson@isd116.org). 

For Little Huskies, please call or email Ashley O. (218-746-2148 or aoehrlein@isd116.org).