Financial Assistance Resources

Financial Assistance

Lakes and Pines CAC, Inc: Lakes and Pines is a 501(c)3 organization; a charitable, educational, private, non-profit corporation serving Pine County residents. Please check out their website or call them for a list of their programs or services they can assist you with.  They help residents with a variety of programs, including but not limited to: SNAP, Medical, Social Security, Housing, Homelessness, etc. Please chck out their Website: or call Toll Free: (800)832-6082

Lakes and Pines: SNAP application and renewals:
Lakes and Pines can assist Pine County residents with their SNAP applications & renewals every Wednesday, by appointment only, from 1pm  - 4pm. Please contact Lakes and Pines for a basic intake and to schedule your appointment.  Contact the Community Services Department at 320-679-1800 or 800-832-6082 Option 4 or . 

A Place For You Homeless Shelter: APFY is is a transitional shelter for homeless adult men and homeless adult women that serves as a safe place for people in distress. A Place For You provides for basic needs and offers resources to provide life-changing alternatives while respecting the inherent goodness and dignity of each individual. Website: or Phone: 320-438-7070

Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry: Ruby's Pantry is for anyone that is looking to extend their monthly grocery budget. For a $20 bundle donation, you will receive an abundance of groceries. Address: Pine City National Guard Armory 1305 Main St S, Pine City, MN 55063.  Distribution dates: 4th Thursday of the Month. Registration begins at 4:30 PM. Food bundles available 5:00-6:30 PM. Website:

Pine County Veteran's Services: Pine County Veteran's Services is a great resource if you/or someone you know is a Veteran. We encourage you to check out their page as listed below or contact them directly for additional support, resources, and services. Website: or Phone 320-216-4100.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Resource: If you and/or someone you know is deaf or hard of hearing please check out this additional resource page for freelancers to assist with communicating to our agency

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe: The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is a federally recognized tribe and reservation in Pine County.  Mille Lacs Band Members are encouraged to check out the following website for more information and resources: 

Senior Linkage Line: Seniors can call the Senior LinkAge Line at 800-333-2433 or email or by visiting their website for additional resources.

Disability HUB MN (formally the Disability Linkage Line): People with disabilities can call the Disability HUB MN (formally the Disability Linkage Line) at 866-333-2466 or by visiting their website for additional resources.

Pine County Operation Community Connect: Each Year around October the Pine County Financial Assistance Unit and others participate in the Pine County OCC, which is a FREE event to provide resources to the community. It has historically been held in central Pine County (Hinckley) for the last several years. Please watch our main page for more information close to that date. 

New Pathways Inc: Is your family struggling with homelessness? They may be able to help. New Pathways provides shelter for qualifying families experiencing homelessness. Call them at 763-691-0121 Ext 5 or email them at 

For additional access to Food Shelf & Distributions in Pine County, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact our agency by phone 320-216-4100/320-591-1570 or email