Community Café will serve meals via pick up only, the dining room will not be open.
If Community Café guests would like a meal, please call the office at 285-7225 before 4:00 pm the day of the meal to get on the list. Meals can be picked up between 5:00 and 6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Backus Building Tenants Open
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Backus Building Tenants Closed
No Driver's testing
Call (218) 748-2457
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Backus Community Center office at (218) 285-7225.
Wear a mask... slow the spread.
2020 Harvest Dinner Fund Raising Event is wrapped up and in the books. It was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. We had a great time and look forward to serving you next year!!
2020 Summer Food Program is in the books!
Since the Summer of 2010, Backus has provided youth in the community with free, delicious lunches. The Summer Food Service Program serves children ages 1 – 18 and runs Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and does not have any income or eligibility requirements.
The Summer of 2020 was a record breaking year for the number of lunches served. This year the team at Backus served 9,072 lunches over the months of June, July, and August! This was a tremendous opportunity for Backus to make a difference for area families, and it was well received by many.
The Community Café program is dedicated to reducing hunger and building a stronger community which is why every Tuesday and Thursday, Backus offers hot, nutritious meals to community members free of charge. Since March 17, Community Café has served over 9,000 meals and averages about 180 meals per night. From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, any area resident can come pick up meals. Due the COVID-19 pandemic, meals have been changed from dine-in to pick-up to follow Center of Disease Control guidelines. If you would like to pick up a meal, please call the Backus Office at (218) 285-7225 before 4:00 pm on Café days to reserve your meal. Meals can be picked up at the east door.
2020 - 2021 Performing Arts Season
Plans are underway for this year's Performing Arts Series. Seating will be limited, and there will not be season tickets this year. Please see the "Events" tab in this Web Site for more information. Plan to get your tickets early; there is a great line-up of artists booked for this season!
One last thing...
Backus continues to keep the Community Café and Ruby’s Pantry programs in operation and is still offering spaces for rent. All spaces rented must follow the same guidelines as Backus, including the restriction of gatherings greater than 10 people, until further notice. If you are interested in a space, please see “Building Rental” under the “About” tab or call the Backus Office at (218) 285-7225.
The Backus office is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
900 5th St, International Falls, Minnesota 56649, United States
08:00 am – 04:00 pm
Backus Community Center | 900 5th Street,
International Falls (218) 285-7225
"Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls, where all generations celebrate the arts, culture, recreation, wellness and life-long learning."
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