Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs


Feeding the Hungry

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.

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).

5 Most Needed Items

We are currently in need of the following items:
  • Canned Fish & Meat
  • Fruits and Vegetables (canned, dried, fresh or frozen)
  • Cooking & Baking
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice, Pasta and Cereal

We have plenty of refrigeration and welcome fresh or frozen foods.

Our work is made possible by the generosity of our donors. You can donate any time that the Food Shelf is open.

Thursday’s Table

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.

February Menu

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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.