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Celebrating leaders in climate adaptation

By Britta Greene, University of Minnesota Extension May 22, 2024 Mark Seeley at the 2024…

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Money.com – The 50 Best Places to Live in the US

Northfield, Minnesota A charming town near the Twin Cities with affordable homes and room for…

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Scott Wopata Community Action Center

Wopota receives Northfield Humanitarian Award

January 16, 2024 KYMN The Northfield Human Rights Commission held its annual celebration of Martin…

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State grant to fund emergency shelter duplex

By KRISTINE GOODRICH, Faribault Daily News Jan 14, 2024 Community Action Center has received state…

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Northfield project aimes to tackle twin crisis of climate change and affordable housing

By Erin Hassanzadeh January 4, 2024 / CBS Minnesota Watch WCCO Video > NORTHFIELD, Minn. — There's…

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Homelessness: the ‘invisible problem’ for rural communities

By COLTON KEMP, Faribault Daily News Jan 3, 2024 Updated Jan 9, 2024 Often homelessness…

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Northfield’s new housing development tackles homelessness, poverty and climate change

Paul Huttner and Ngoc Bui, MPR News January 12, 2024 4:53 PM Listen to Radio…

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Operation Joy

Operation Joy 2023

Registration for Operation Joy is now open for those who are interested in receiving support…

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Community Action Center’s repurposed fashion show a runaway runway hit

By PAMELA THOMPSON, Northfield News Oct 6, 2023 Updated Oct 10, 2023 What started as…

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Runway Revival focusing on sustainability and style debuts Aug. 24

By Pamela Thompson, Northfield News Jul 31, 2023 Updated Aug 7, 2023 Reduce, reuse, refashion.…

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Duplexes for the homeless proposed in Faribault, if the state provides most of the funding

By KRISTINE GOODRICH, Faribault Daily News Aug 15, 2023 Community Action Center is looking to…

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Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack 2023 registration is now open! If you or a family you know attends…

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Open Your Heart

Food insecurity like we’ve never seen Food shelves across Minnesota and the country are fighting…

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Hillcrest Village celebrates completion with numerous community partners

By PAMELA THOMPSON, Northfield News Jul 4, 2023 Updated Jul 7, 2023 Last week, more…

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Can affordable housing be energy efficient? These developers say yes

by Audrey Henderson, Energy News June 22, 2023 Sustainability has long been promoted as a luxury…

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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 Fashion Show

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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Support MN FoodShare!

Your donations from Feb 27-April 9 bring additional resources to CAC! Support the growing food…

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Jennyffer Barrientos

Mobile home rehabilitation project seeks support

By JENNYFFER BARRIENTOS Guest Columnist Feb 7, 2023 Updated Feb 10, 2023 Christmas weekend four…

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180 items donated by Greenvale Park kindergartners for local food shelf

By PAMELA THOMPSON moc.nmosgpa@nospmoht.alemap, Northfield News Feb 17, 2023 Updated Feb 21, 2023 During the…

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Northside CAC Food Shelf earns statewide community education award

By PAMELA THOMPSON moc.nmosgpa@nospmoht.alemap, Northfield News Dec 5, 2022 Updated Dec 7, 2022 The Minnesota…

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Bethel Lutheran Church, Homes For God's Children

Bethel Lutheran Church raises funds for CAC’s Hillcrest project

By PAMELA THOMPSON moc.nmosgpa@nospmoht.alemap, Northfield News Nov 20, 2022 Updated Nov 23, 2022 In this holiday…

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Operation Joy

Operation Joy 2022

Registration for Operation Joy is now open for those who are interested in receiving support…

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Target Circle Partner

Help support us with Target Circle

Do you have a Target Circle Account? The holiday shopping season is FAST approaching. And,…

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Casks For Casas

Casks for Casas

Join us to help raise money for our Mobile Home Fund! Wednesday, October 19, 2022,…

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Community Action Center Mobile Home Fund

Mobile Home Community Fund

Community Action Center, together with Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) and the Northfield Racial and Ethnic…

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Operation Backpack 2022

Registration is open now thru August 7th! Operation Backpack is a free program for students…

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CAC Faribault Food Market

Faribault Resource Center & Food Shelf

CAC is excited to announce a new food shelf and resource center in Faribault! Located…

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Hillcrest Village Rendering

Hillcrest Village: An Accessible, Sustainable Housing Community

CAC has long worked to collaboratively alleviate hunger, homelessness, and all forms of poverty 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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