Pine River Shares updates and programs for the Pine River valley

Pine River Shares' Freecycle Room
Pine River Shares

We believe everyone can be a leader!

Pine River Shares provides shared and supported leadership opportunities for all. When leadership is shared, new leaders emerge and succeed. Join our community leadership meeting Wednesday mornings at 9:30 – 11 a.m. Help us build healthy, thriving communities. Kids welcome! Join Us. Make new friends. Change the world!

Our weekly meetings are still happening! Join us via Zoom every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. You can take part from your phone or computer. Call our office at 970-884-6040 for info on how to get in on the call. We’d love to see you there!

Recycle Room

Although our big unveiling got waylaid by the health crisis, a HUGE thank you to Life Church for all their work rehabing our Freecycle Room!

Pine River Shares is finally able to accept donations of bedding, housewares, and clothing (in season). We are limiting donations to two bags per household at this time. Please leave your donations in the receiving area we have set up inside our doors. Our designated receiving time is on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – noon, but we can accept donations whenever we are here. Donations will be held in a separate area for one week before being put out for the public.

The Freecycle Room is open for shopping. Only one family at a time will be allowed. Masks are required to enter the building and hand sanitization is required prior to entry. Please call our office to make an appointment!

Pine River Shares has baby (and bigger kid) supplies available. We have in stock: wet wipes, diapers (size N, 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6), boy & girl pull-ups size 3t-4t & 4t-5t. We also have formula: Similac Sensitive powder (orange top), Similac Advance (blue), Enfamil Nutramigen pre-mixed, Enfagrow Toddler, and Pediasure Grow & Gain. If you can use any of this, message us or call our office and we can get it ready for pick up! You can also ask for it at our Monday Food Share, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

PRS Youth Leaders prepare to distribute food and hygiene bags and gallon jugs of water to elders at the Upper Fruitland Chapter House of the Navajo Nation where an outbreak of Covid-19 cases has prompted a nationwide curfew and shelter in place order.

Pine River Shares rolls out it’s first school distribution during the health emergency. 50 food bags and bags of pet food were given out to Bayfield students and their families each week in conjunction with Bayfield school meals.

PRS youth leaders distributed 45 family food bags and pet food to Ignacio students and their families per week while school lunches were being handed out.

PRS now hosts a weekly Food Share on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., at ELHI Community Center.

Before COVID …

  • 480 households received food assistance each month

After COVID …

  • 935 households received food assistance each month

Thank you! Pine River Valley community members, local organizations, and state-wide funders whose generous support enables Pine River Shares to meet the growing needs of our community during these challenging times.

Field to Fork Program

Field to Fork Program

Pine River Shares volunteers have been busy building Victory Garden Boxes as part of the Field to Fork Project, working to increase food production in the Pine River Valley. The boxes are being distributed to people who participate in PRS food support programs in communities throughout the Pine River Valley.

Thanks to all who contributed to the effort: Ignacio High School woodshop teacher Molly Turner who re-purposed the old Ignacio High football stadium bleachers into wood cuts for 20 boxes, Robert Steck of Bayfield who made and bagged the soil, and the Manna Soup Kitchen and Pine River Garden Club members who donated vegetable sets and seeds.

Pine River Shares Victory Garden Project contributed to a larger regional campaign called “Food for All”. For more info go to

Grow now. Grow more. Grow to share. We will keep you posted as the gardens grow!

Did you know that we can help with overdue energy bills? Through a generous grant from Energy Outreach Colorado, Pine River Shares is able to assist people living in the Pine River Valley, who are struggling to get current on their electricity or propane bills. Call 970-884-6040 for more info.

Pine River Shares is a community-based leadership project that brings together the knowledge, skills and resources of people in the Pine River Valley to increase our collective power and bring about positive social change resulting in healthy, thriving Pine River Valley communities.

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