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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.

Clothes Closet Volunteers

June 23, 2015

The Clothes Closet needs volunteers to help tag and hang clothing that is donated to the store.  If you enjoy thrift stores and have a few hours to spare each month, please call Kaara at 645-1389.  The Clothes Closet is located in the River Park Mall, 600 Water Street in Northfield.  All profits from the Clothes Closet are used in CAC programs to help our neighbors!

 

Now Accepting Board of Director Nominations

June 11, 2015

The Community Action Center is seeking nominations for our Board of Directors.   The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 a.m. and a commitment to membership is normally for up to three consecutive two-year terms.

Process of Nomination:

  • Review of nominees will begin June 12, 2015
  • You may nominate yourself or someone else
  • Applications are available by calling 507-664-3550
  • Or download the Board Application 2015
  • Include a letter addressing the nominee’s skills, background, term availability and interest in serving on the Board.
  • Nominations will be reviewed for upcoming vacancies and will be maintained for future consideration.

The completed application and letter may be sent to Matthew Rich, c/o Community Action Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield MN 55057 or by email to  mr91mr@gmail.com.

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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.

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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.

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Events

Foodshelf - Open
September 1, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Produce Distribution
September 1, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Foodshelf - Open
September 3, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Produce Distribution
September 3, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Thursday's Table
September 3, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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