Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs


Faribault Food Access Initiative

Our Mission

CAC’s mission has always been to promote a healthy, caring, and just community for all people through resources, advocacy, and volunteer effort. Keeping resources uniquely connected to each community, CAC is launching a new food shelf in Faribault while supporting bi-weekly collaborative mobile food distributions throughout the Faribault community.

CAC is uncompromising in its commitment to community solutions. We remain focused on gratitude and empowering a community to build an infrastructure of compassion. Our growing community-centric approach will continue to align Northfield resources in Northfield and Faribault resources in Faribault. CAC is dedicated to empowering local leaders to champion efforts in their own communities.

Food Market – Now Open



Our New Location

Faribault Food Access Initiative is located at 1400 Cannon Circle, Suite #8 in Faribault, Minnesota.

With a focus on fresh, healthy, and culturally specific foods, our new choice model food shelf will open in Spring 2021!

For more information on choice model food shelves visit

SNAP Assistance

CAC offers SNAP application assistance and can help answer questions about eligibility. For more information, contact CAC at 507.664.3550.

We’re hiring!

If you are interested in joining the CAC team and helping to provide access to food for individuals and families living in Faribault, take a look at our employment opportunities!

CAC is currently hiring for the following positions in Faribault:

No positions open at this time.

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How to Help

Get Involved

CAC is looking for volunteers in the Faribault area to help with a number of tasks, including:

  • unloading food delivery trucks
  • packing food in preparation for mobile distribution
  • distributing food throughout the community
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Our team follows a strict COVID-19 health and safety protocol.

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If you have any questions regarding volunteering, please contact Cheryl Wendt at 507.573.2627 or email

Give Support

The phrase “neighbors helping neighbors” has always been at the heart of everything we do at CAC. It is the support of our neighbors that enables us to carry out our mission of providing a caring, healthy, and just community to all.

If you would like to support CAC’s Faribault Food Access Initiative with a monetary gift, please click the link below and use the menu provided to designate your donation.


If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact Faribault Food Access Manager Cheryl Wendt at 507.573.2627 or email

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A Collaborative Effort

CAC’s Faribault Food Access Initiative is a product of various area programs uniting for the greater good of our community. This project would not be possible without the support of our many community partners.