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Promoting a Healthy, Caring,
and Just Community for All

Food Access

CAC distributes over 1.5 million pounds of food annually. With a focus on fresh, healthy, and culturally specific foods, our community-informed, community-tailored approach ensures equitable access to food for those facing food insecurity.


At CAC, we offer a variety of options for people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity and offer solutions to prevent eviction, stabilize crises, and find long-term housing solutions to create stability for individuals, children, and families.

Customized Resources

Each person’s needs are unique. Our walk-in resource centers in Northfield and Faribault are designed to offer support and resources that serve each individual in meaningful ways. No appointment is needed.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

We are a local community organization serving individuals and families throughout Rice County. Since 1969, Community Action Center’s (CAC) mission has been to promote a healthy, caring, and just community for all people through resources, advocacy, and volunteer effort.

News & Events

Runway Revival focusing on sustainability and style debuts Aug. 24

By Pamela Thompson, Northfield News Jul 31, 2023 Updated Aug 7, 2023 Reduce, reuse, refashion.…

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Duplexes for the homeless proposed in Faribault, if the state provides most of the funding

By KRISTINE GOODRICH, Faribault Daily News Aug 15, 2023 Community Action Center is looking to…

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Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack 2023 registration is now open! If you or a family you know attends…

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CAC’s vitality depends on the community — from volunteers to donations to program-specific support — so that we can continue to meet our neighbors’ basic needs.

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