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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

Local volunteers assemble meal kits at Northfield’s Post plant

by Pamela Thompson, Northfield News Apr 15, 2023 Updated Apr 18, 2023 On Tuesday, Post…

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Runway Revival

Calling All Artists & Creatives: Join the Runway Revival Fashion Show

Dedicated community members and the Community Action Center are hosting a new fundraiser, Runway Revival:…

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Blaisdell Family Community Fund Website

Tom & Linda Blaisdell Family Community Fund

Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC) has announced the creation of a new fund that…

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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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