Clothes Closet Volunteers

June 23, 2015

The Clothes Closet needs volunteers to help tag and hang clothing that is donated to the store.  If you enjoy thrift stores and have a few hours to spare each month, please call Kaara at 645-1389.  The Clothes Closet is located in the River Park Mall, 600 Water Street in Northfield.  All profits from the Clothes Closet are used in CAC programs to help our neighbors!


Now Accepting Board of Director Nominations

June 11, 2015

The Community Action Center is seeking nominations for our Board of Directors.   The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 a.m. and a commitment to membership is normally for up to three consecutive two-year terms.

Process of Nomination:

  • Review of nominees will begin June 12, 2015
  • You may nominate yourself or someone else
  • Applications are available by calling 507-664-3550
  • Or download the Board Application 2015
  • Include a letter addressing the nominee’s skills, background, term availability and interest in serving on the Board.
  • Nominations will be reviewed for upcoming vacancies and will be maintained for future consideration.

The completed application and letter may be sent to Matthew Rich, c/o Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield MN 55057 or by email to  mr91mr@gmail.com.

Last Chance to sign up for Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop: May 13

May 4, 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 »

Results for Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign 2015

May 1, 2015

The goal this year was to raise 152,000 in combined dollars and pounds.  We are pleased that we surpassed that goal!  With the support of donors and volunteers, the CAC Food Shelf continues to meet the needs of our community.

With your help, we are able to provide over 1,200 people with nearly 50,000 pounds of food each month.

The CAC is pleased to announce that this year your hard work brought in 160,347 in combined dollars and pounds!

Congratulations to every hand that played a part in the success of this year’s Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

Social Worker

April 16, 2015

We are hiring for a part-time, temporary social worker.  The social worker will work from now until October 1 to assist with our homeless programs.  Responsibilities will include enrolling clients in our emergency shelter program, assisting participants to develop plans to achieve stable housing, and referring clients to outside resources, as appropriate.  This is a half time position for approximately 22 weeks.  For more information, contact us at 507-664-3550.

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