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March 17, 2015


To benefit the 2015 Christmas Sharing program

Please donate (new) warm mittens, gloves, hats or scarves. We are in need of all sizes for both boys and girls from infant to high school seniors.

Donations may be dropped off at the Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Pkwy, Suite HS200, Northfield. Office hours: M, W, TH, F 9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m., Tues. 9 a.m. – noon1 – 7 p.m.

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

March 6, 2015


Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign has begun!  This month our community is working together throughout the state 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.

Fighting hunger is a daily commitment of 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, and the CAC Food Shelf


Mon, Thurs, & Fri -  9am to 5pm

Tues – 9am to 7pm

Wed- Closed

3. Donating Time


Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop: May 13

February 17, 2015

The Community Action Center of Northfield invites the public to Bridges Out of Poverty, an inspiring full-day workshop taking place on Wednesday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Olaf College. This educational event, featuring presenter Jodi Pfarr, is designed to transform the way people think about poverty and the role they can have in ending it. The cost is $40 for the workshop. Lunch (optional) is available for $10.50. more »

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Northfield Fire & Rescue Team Annual Food Drive

March 13, 2015

Be on the look out for the Northfield Fire & Rescue truck next weekend March 21st.  They will be collecting non-perishable food items for their Annual Food Drive to support the CAC Food Shelf during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

Summer Camp Scholarships

February 25, 2015

Would your child like to go to camp this summer?  It may be cold and icy 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.

Volunteer Profile: Steve & Joan

October 2, 2014

Joan and Steve are trained MNsure Navigators who jumped into action to help the CAC enroll those in need of healthcare when the law changed earlier this year.

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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
March 30, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
March 30, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
March 31, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Produce Distribution
March 31, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
April 2, 11:00am – 5:00pm

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