Community Event / Community Resource

Operation Community Connect

Pine County Health and Human Services is partnering with the United Way to bring a multitude of resources to Pine County residents at no charge at their upcoming Operation Community Connect (OCC) event. This resource fair is open to all and will be held at the Hinckley Finlayson High School on Wednesday, August 23 from 10am to 2pm.

The OCC event will include cold weather gear and cooking essentials giveaway. Added this year are free brand new winter boots and backpacks for kids, while supplies last. In addition to a free lunch by Hometown Catering and free haircuts, staff will be on hand with resources for housing, childcare, food access, education, WIC, mental health services, disability services, senior services, Veterans services, and more. Childcare is available and everyone is welcome!

“We are thankful to work with fantastic community partners to provide this one-stop shop event for our community. Families can come in for lunch and parents will be able to utilize childcare as needed to be able to access the many resources we have available to them. We are extra excited about the addition of free winter boots and backpacks for kids and cooking items for all this year,” says Hailey Freedlund, Pine County Public Health Educator and event coordinator.

This event is locally sponsored by the Pine City, Pine Area, Sturgeon Lake and Finlayson-Giese Lions Clubs, New Horizon Thrift Store, Arrowhead Transportation, Essentia, Medica, and Ucare.

Pine County Operation Community Connect will be at the Hinckley-Finlayson High School, 201 Main St E, Door #16, on Wednesday, August 23 from 10am to 2pm.