Feeding the Hungry

ProgramsThe  food programs of the Community Action Center provide for those who are hungry through a community-supported Food Shelf and Thursday’s Table — a free weekly meal for those who are in transition. Learn more.

Clothing Those in Need

Clothing is essential: whether interviewing for a new job or walking to the grocery store, appropriate clothing makes all the difference. We work with our neighbors in the Northfield area to gather quality, gently-used clothing for distribution to people who need it. Learn more.

Creating Homes

The Community Action Center recognizes that everyone needs a place to feel safe. Through a continuum of programs, people in the Northfield area are offered emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing. Learn more.

Giving Hope to People in Crisis

One of the best things we can do for people in transition is give them hope. We are uniquely positioned to offer Northfield neighbors hope for a better future by offering small loans, short-term counseling, and referrals to other sources of assistance. Learn more.

Nurturing the Next Generation

Youth are the future of our community. Through Christmas Sharing, Operation Backpack and scholarship programs, the Community Action Center provides children with what they need to excel inside and outside the classroom. Learn more.

Transportation Solutions

We know that the ability to move from one point to another is important to anybody’s success. The Community Action Center offers the C.A.A.R. (Community Action Auto Recycling) program, gas vouchers and bus tokens to help those in transition. Learn more.

Establishing Roots

Recognizing that it is oftentimes difficult to find firm footing in a new community, the Community Action Center offers new residents access to cultural training, jobs-training programs and a one-stop-shop for information about educational opportunities. Learn more.

Northfield Works

Finding and maintaining a job is key to economic self-sufficiency and having a sense of purpose. Northfield WORKS is a community job partnership program focused on ending poverty one job at a time for low-income, underemployed and unemployed people. The CAC, with the help of partner businesses, volunteers and donors, offers our neighbors in need skills and guidance to make them employable and competitive. Learn more.