Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs



As an organization, our vitality relies on our community. Our work is made possible by donations of all sizes. You can help us ignite hope for those in need. Consider donating today.

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Donate shares of  stock

If you would like to Donate shares of stock, please contact Chris Weber at Cetera Investment Services, 507-645-1841 or email at You may also contact Scott Wopata at 507-664-3555 or email

Other Ways to Give

  • Write a check to the Community Action Center and deliver or mail it to our office at 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Suite HS-200, Northfield, MN 55057.
  • Enroll in our electronic transfer of gifts funding program. This allows you to automatically donate at the frequency and amount of your choice.
  • Make a secure online gift using your credit card through GiveMN, Network for Good, or Mightycause.
  • Call us at 507.664.3550.
  • Make a legacy gift by including the Community Action Center in your will.
  • Donate goods to the Food Shelf.

For more information on donating, contact Executive Director Scott Wopata.

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You can designate your donation to be used by CAC in different ways.  CAC is here to empower you to support your community and welcomes you to designate your gift if you prefer.

  • Patrick Kerrigan Memorial –  Pat Kerrigan Memorial gifts will be used to support CAC’s summer food market, Farm to Family. This program supports area farmers and provides families with fresh, local produce. Pat lived an incredible life dedicated to bettering the world we live in and CAC is honored to receive donations in his honor. His Obituary can be found here:
  • General donations (without a designation or Area of Greatest Need) allow CAC to use your gift to support the area of greatest need.  As the needs of our community continually evolve, CAC always encourages this type of flexible designation.
  • Northfield Food Access donations are used to run CAC’s food access work including our food shelf, home delivery, and mobile distributions.  This includes purchasing food, equipment (refrigeration), staff/volunteer coordination, and other facilities costs to maintain equitable food access in our community.
  • Faribault Food Access donations are used to support Faribault community solutions.  Specifically, CAC is supporting a collaborative effort to establish an accessible food access system in the Faribault community.  This includes purchasing food, equipment (refrigeration), staff/volunteer coordination, and other facilities costs to maintain equitable food access throughout the community.
  • Hillcrest Village Emergency Housing Capital Campaign donations are used to support CAC’s ambitious and exciting new development of 17 units at 1050 Highway 3 N.  Our dream is to build a Net Zero Energy community of emergency shelter, transitional, and affordable housing.
  • Northfield Supporting Neighbors (NSN) donations are used to support Northfield area residents who have needs that fall outside the usual human services resources.  These may be legal or social issues stemming from immigration concerns.  Please indicate “NSN” in your designation.
  • Other: You may write-in a designation and CAC will do everything it can to either honor the designation or contact you with additional questions.  Some initiatives are not listed above, but use community support to make sustainable impact.  These include Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative (NYSC), Feminine Hygiene Products (FHP), CSA shares for CAC families, among many others.  Please indicate your preference by selecting “other” and writing in your specifics below.  Follow up with us if you’d like to work with CAC to ensure your gift provides the right support for low-income families in our community.