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 Distribution

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.

Our New Location

Faribault Food Access Initiative is located at 1400 Cannon Circle, Suite #5 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

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, please visit our employment page.

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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

Our team follows a strict COVID-19 health and safety protocol.

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If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Steph Helkenn 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.

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If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact Interim Faribault Food Access Coordinator Steph Helkenn at 507.573.2627 or email

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