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Now Accepting Board of Director Nominations

April 4, 2014

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 April 15, 2014.
  • You may nominate yourself or someone else
  • Applications are available by calling 507-664-3550
  • Or download the Board Application 2014
  • 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 .

Fare For All – Coming Again!

March 12, 2014

Thank you so much for making last week’s Fare For All so successful.  Many families came in and received so much food for so little money, smiling faces could be seen a mile away.  Below is more information about Fare For All and new dates when they will be visiting us again.

The Community Action Center and St. Dominic’s Church with the support of other community organizations has invited Fare For All to come to Northfield to bring ultimate grocery savings to you.

What is Fare for All?

Fare for All is a community-driven, non-profit program that buys fruit, vegetables, and frozen meat in bulk to save you up to 40% off grocery store prices.  Their goal is to help you save money on healthy foods.

Why should I come?

Not only will you save, but you will also be supporting local producers as well as an organization that provides lower prices for healthy food.  Plus, the more people who participate, the more purchasing power the program has.  This means that greater savings will be passed on to all participants.

Important Information:

  • No pre-order is required for service;
  • There is no income requirement to participate;
  • There is no limit to how much you can buy;
  • Items are sold in packages (or packs).  Produce Pack ($10), Mega Meat Pack ($25), No Pork Products ($11)
  • We accept major credit cards, EBT cards, and cash.  No checks.


Fare For All will be located at St. Dominic’s Church (216 Spring St. N, Northfield Mn 55057)  on the following  Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
  • April 10th
  • May 1st
  • June 5th
  • July 10th
  • August 7
  • September 4th
  • October 2
  • October 30 – don’t forget to buy for Thanksgiving!
  • December 4th

For more information or questions please contact the CAC at 507-664-3550

Extra Times for MN Sure Assistance

February 19, 2014

We have scheduled two evenings to help Northfielders enroll in health insurance through MnSure. Navigators will be available on Tuesday evenings, February 25 and March 11 between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

Beginning April 1 all Minnesotans are required to have health insurance or face financial penalties. CAC has five trained navigators available to help. Please call 507-664-3550 to schedule an appointment.

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Time for Camp!

March 19, 2014

We are excited to announce that the Pohlad Family Foundation has awarded CAC a grant to send kids to camp!   If your child has never gone to camp,  we have the funds to get your child there.  Here is what you need to know:

- The scholarship prioritizes first-time campers.  If you have been to camp in the past, we may not be able to fund it.

- Find out if your child is ready for camp!  Ask our staff for the article on Excited Children, Anxious Parents – 20 questions you should ask.  If in the end you decide camp might be a cool idea, contact us here at the Community Action Center at 507-664-3550.

- If you decide that camping sounds fun, our staff will help you choose a camp, get camp supplies and complete the forms.  Camps must be accredited bythe  American Camp Association.

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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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April 24, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
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April 24, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
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