Recent News

Northfield Area United Way to host family friendly Super Hero Kickoff

September 16, 2015

Free Family Super Hero Kickoff Saturday, Sept. 19

The Northfield Area United Way will host a family friendly Super Hero Kickoff for its fall fundraising campaign at the Northfield Area Family YMCA, Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to meet powerful United Way partner agencies and learn how these local heroes benefit one in three Northfield area residents. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite super heroes for the chance to win a prize for Best Dressed Super Hero.

The public is invited to try the YMCA all day. The morning kickoff includes:

  •  Live music by Dime Store Watch, a local blend of Americana, alternative country, blues and rock.
  • Children can participate in interactive games
  • Super heroes and common folk are invited to dress up and take their own photos in the photo booth sponsored by Brand Yourself Consulting.

The event is free, and kicks off the fall fundraising campaign, through which the Northfield Area United Way aims to support more than 20 agencies in the Northfield area.  All donations stay local to improve the lives of those who live and work in the Northfield area. That area includes Dennison, Dundas, Kilkenny, Lonsdale, Montbomery, Northfield and Webster.

Guests are requested to bring a nonperishable food item for the food shelf at the Community Action Center – a Northfield Area United Way partner agency.

September 2, 2015

Omelet Breakfast Picture

Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser

Benefitting the Community Action Center’s Christmas Sharing Program

Sunday, September 20, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

American Legion / Eagles Club
304 Water St S
Northfield, MN  55057

Prices:     $10 – ages 13+
                $5 – ages 12 and under


On-site Monitor

August 19, 2015

We are looking for an on-site monitor to provide support and supervision to residents of Marilyn’s Place.  The on-site monitor lives in a one-bedroom apartment in exchange for 10 – 15 hours of work each week.  No more than two people may live in the apartment, and a background check will be required.  For more information, contact Kathy at bjerke.kathy@communityactioncenter.org.

More recent news »


Summer Gardens

August 19, 2015

Do you have more garden produce than you can use?  The food shelf accepts produce from local gardeners anytime the Food Shelf is open.  Food Shelf hours are 11:00 – 5:00 on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 12:00 – 7:00 on Tuesdays.

Summer Lunch Program is Back!

June 22, 2015

The Community Action Center is again sponsoring free summer lunches for kids.  Lunch is served from 11:30 – 12:15 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 15 – August 7 at the Jefferson Square Apartments Office, 1356 Jefferson Road.  All children up to age 18 are welcome.  Please join us for lunch!

Northfield Fire & Rescue Team Annual Food Drive

March 13, 2015

Be on the look out for the Northfield Fire & Rescue truck next weekend March 21st.  They will be collecting non-perishable food items for their Annual Food Drive to support the CAC Food Shelf during the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.

More perspectives »


The Community Action Center is a private, nonprofit organization serving the greater Northfield area whose mission is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort.

Connect with us

Join us on Facebook!


Foodshelf - Open
October 12, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
October 12, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
October 13, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Produce Distribution
October 13, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
October 15, 11:00am – 5:00pm

More events »