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July 15, 2016

dundas7:30 pm, July 20, 2016

Community service night where
non-perishable food will be
collected for hungry neighbors.

Summer Camp Scholarships

March 31, 2016

Would your child like to go to camp this summer?  It may be cold outdoors, but camp season is around the corner.  The CAC has funding available to send kids to overnight camps or summer activities.  Your child could have the opportunity learn outdoor survival skills, boat, swim, ride a horse, learn a language, play sports, or just make new friends.  Popular summer camps and activities fill early, so please contact us at 664-3550 to learn more and apply.

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

March 1, 2016


Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign has begun!  This month our community is working together throughout the state in their campaign to raise money and food for all food shelves.  And the best part is every dollar and pound raised in our community of Northfield stays here. For 34 years the CAC has participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign to raise hunger awareness and financial support for our food programs.    This is the only time during the year that we can also access corporate funding at the state-level through Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and grant money from the Feinstein Foundation’s one million dollar challenge.

We take our promise seriously that “no one goes hungry in Northfield!”

Fighting hunger is a daily commitment of Trading Options the CAC, and this month the CAC asks our community to take action and raise money in their places of worship, with their families, in their places of work, or in their clubs.

YOU have the power to make a difference.  Please help!

Contact the CAC if you would like more information on:

1. Donating Money

  • Checks can be made out to Community Action Center of Northfield and mailed to 1651 Jefferson Parkway Suite 200, Northfield, MN 55057


2. Donating Food

  • Food items can be placed in collection bins at your place of worship, Cub Foods, Econo Foods, Just Foods Co-op, YMCA and the CAC Food Shelf.


Mon, Thurs, & Fri –  9am to 5pm
Tues – 9am to 7pm
Wed- Closed, Call ahead.

3. Donating Time


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Operation Backpack Equips Local Students

July 28, 2016

This year the United Methodist Women’s Campaign for Children expects to serve 575 local students getting ready for school through the Operation Backpack program.

The Community Action Center identifies Options Trading eligible families with children 4-18 years old for invitation to select their backpack and receive the appropriate set of supplies, required by their school.  This year backpacks will be offered to 4 year-olds enrolled in a preschool program (Head Start, school-based program, nursery school, etc.)

The distribution occurs in less than four weeks.  Registration, or certification, for assistance by Operation Backpack is currently underway at the CAC, with August 5th and August 8th reserved for special recertification visits, prior to the deadline of August 10.

Tax deductible monetary donations for the program may be directed to Operation Backpack, P.O. Box 804, Northfield MN 55057.  We appreciate the support of other local churches, businesses, organizations, donors and volunteers who help to offer this Momentum Options program.

For more information on registration, please call the CAC at 507.664.3550.

Foodshare 2016

March 2, 2016

Health Insurance Enrollment

February 4, 2016

Health insurance open enrollment ended on January 31, 2016.  However, you may still get insurance if you qualify for medical assistance or Minnesota Care or if you have a life change.  Life changes include marriage, divorce, birth of a child, or loss of employer-sponsored coverage.  CAC has trained MnSure navigators ready to help!  Call us at 507-664-3550 to schedule an appointment.

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The Community Action Center is a private, nonprofit organization serving the greater Northfield area whose mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort.

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Foodshelf - Open
October 10, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
October 10, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
October 11, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Produce Distribution
October 11, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Clothes Closet Senior Thursday sale
October 13, 10:00am – 7:00pm

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