The Executive Director of the Northfield Community Action Center will join us on the Wednesday edition of AM Minnesota on KDHL, 920 AM radio.  Jim Blaha will be a guest at the offices of Professional Pride Realty in Northfield for our bi-weekly Northfield visit.

The Community Action Center does so many things in Northfield.  Programs range from creating homes to feeding the hungry.  Their theme is "Neighbors Helping Neighbors."

According to their website their mission, "is to promote a healthy, caring and just community for all people through resources, advocacy and volunteer effort."

The more I read about all the things they do at the Northfield Community Action Center the more I realized we will not be able to cover it all during our half hour show.

Here is an example of the work they do.  In March of 2017 they participated in the Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign and raised $121,953 dollars and 34,615 pounds of food for distribution in the Northfield area.  The Bethel Lutheran church youth received statewide recognition from Minnesota Foodshare for raising $14,035 dollars and 158 pounds of food at their church.  The 30 middle school-aged students did skits each week at church with the MIssion Impossible theme played in the background.

The Northfield Community Action Center has been around for nearly 50 years and runs the food shelf and a produce distribution.  They also run the clothes closet at 600 Water Street South in Northfield.

More than 450 families on average are served each month at the food shelf.

In 2016, 1,180 people volunteered more than 27,000 hours at the Northfield Community Action Center.

I hope you can join us at 9:30 a.m. to learn more about all they have to offer.  If that time is not convenient for you then go to our website and click on the AM Minnesota tab to watch the show at a time that works for you.

Northfield Community Action Center. Photo from CAC