Fresh, healthy food is vital to living a fulfilling life. For those Northfield neighbors who are unable to get the food they need, we offer two main food programs.
“Kiss the Pig” FoodShare Donation Contest
March is Minnesota FoodShare month, a statewide effort to fight hunger, and we are asking you to support us in our pursuit to feed the hungry in our community through food programming services and resources! Local banks First National Bank of Northfield and Community Resource Bank have partnered with us for a friendly competition to see who can raise the most pounds of food and financial donations throughout the month. A designated representative at the winning bank will kiss a pig! Rick Estenson will represent First National Bank of Northfield, and Denny Hanson will represent Community Resource Bank.
Cast a vote for who you’d like to see kiss the pig by donating below or dropping off nonperishable food items at the bank locations! Each dollar is equal to four votes for the bank of your choosing.
You are always welcome to make an undesignated gift to the CAC.
The Food Shelf
The Food Shelf has been providing quality and healthy food to those in need since 1985. The Food Shelf stocks food such as canned fruits and vegetables, soup, pasta and tomato sauce, rice, milk, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, canned meat, and baby food and formula.
We also stock non-food items such as toilet paper, diapers, detergent and soap. The Food Shelf offers bags of food for emergencies, deliveries for those who can’t come to our location and a Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS).
- Whole grains (brown rice, oatmeal cereal, wholesome cereal, pasta)
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned pasta sauce
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Wholesome snacks
Our work is made possible by the generosity of our donors. You can donate any time that the Food Shelf is open.
Each Thursday, Thursday’s Table provides a hot and healthy meal for the public. Since its start in 2008, Thursday’s Table has been dishing up nutritious food to around 200 people each week.
Meals are served from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Northfield Community Resource Center’s dining room, located at 1651 Jefferson Parkway.View Menu
The CAC's Impact
Last year, we distributed over 540,000 pounds of food through the Food Shelf.
We rescued over 249,000 pounds of food from local retailers.
Contact us to learn about the Food Shelf or Thursday’s Table.