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Promoting a Healthy, Caring,
and Just Community for All

Food Access

CAC distributes over 1.75 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.

Housing

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

State grant to fund emergency shelter duplex

By KRISTINE GOODRICH, Faribault Daily News Jan 14, 2024 Community Action Center has received state…

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Northfield project aimes to tackle twin crisis of climate change and affordable housing

By Erin Hassanzadeh January 4, 2024 / CBS Minnesota Watch WCCO Video > NORTHFIELD, Minn. — There's…

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Homelessness: the ‘invisible problem’ for rural communities

By COLTON KEMP, Faribault Daily News Jan 3, 2024 Updated Jan 9, 2024 Often homelessness…

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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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