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 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 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.

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!


Summer Gardens

August 19, 2015

Do you have more garden produce than you can use?  The food shelf accepts produce from local gardeners anytime the Food Shelf is open.  Food Shelf hours are 11:00 – 5:00 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 12:00 – 7:00 on Tuesdays.

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