Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

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Whether you’ve received help from us before or you have never reached out, we want you to know that we welcome you and we appreciate how hard it can be to ask for help. We have made some temporary changes to how we provide food and other financial assistance, so that we can remain open for as long as possible during this pandemic.

Our two highest priorities at this time are to:

  1. Continue to provide food to all community members who need it, now more than ever
  2. Keep everyone safe from infection including volunteers, clients, and staff

Our main strategy is to reduce the amount of close physical contact between people, since that is how the virus spreads. It is most important that sick people, or those with known exposures to the virus, do not come into the building. But we also need to reduce contact even between people who feel healthy, because the virus can sometimes be spread from people who don’t feel sick.

New processes:


  • Please follow the signs as you enter the parking lot
  • Please stay in your vehicle
  • A CAC staff member will come out to greet you and see how we can help
  • We will ask a few basic, confidential questions including your name and information about your household
  • If you have come for food, we will direct you from there
  • If you have come for another service, we will do our best to help you

Food Shelf

  • In order to reduce close contact, only volunteers and staff are allowed in the food shelf at this time
  • You will be asked to pull your vehicle around to the food shelf side of the building
  • Please stay in your vehicle
  • Volunteers will pre-pack orders based on the size of your family
  • We will do our best to tailor your requests to what we have available that day (things like meat and produce)
  • A volunteer will bring your food out to your vehicle

Extra Precautions

  • Volunteers and staff will be taking great care to wash their hands, clean surfaces, and avoid spreading the virus themselves, so we can avoid spreading the virus to you.
  • This is hard for all of us because we all value being together, and building community is such an important part of our mission. But this won’t last forever, and taking these steps now will help us safely provide what is needed during the outbreak.

Contact Us

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CAC Resource Center Hours:
No appointment needed!

Mondays 9a-5p
Tuesdays 9a-7p
Wednesdays 9a-5p
Thursdays 9a-7p
Fridays 9a-5p


CAC Food Shelf Hours:
No appointment needed!

Mondays 11a-5p
Tuesdays 12-7p
Wednesdays – Closed
Thursdays 11a-7p
Fridays 11a-5p