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We’re Hiring!

May 1, 2016

We are currently seeking a Housing Case Manager.  This full-time position provides case management to homeless people in our emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, and long-term homeless programs.  A current MN social work license and case management experience are required.

To apply, please complete our employment application or send a resume and cover letter to Sybil Betsinger at betsinger.sybil@communityactioncenter.org.

employment application

See the employment page for more information.

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 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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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.

Thanksgiving Foodbox Distribution

November 25, 2015

Turkey Distribution 4Turkey Distribution 2Parishioners of the Church of St. Dominic brought together turkey dinner fixings for families who may not have had a festive dinner on the Thanksgiving holiday.  The members of the social ministries committee worked hard yesterday escorting the turkeys and food bags to happy families.  CAC is grateful to all who helped!  Happy Thanksgiving!


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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
May 30, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
May 30, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
May 31, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Produce Distribution
May 31, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
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June 2, 10:00am – 7:00pm

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