News and Events
Lakes and Pines CAC, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization; a charitable, educational, private, non-profit corporation serving the seven county area of: Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine. [ Phone: (320)679-1800 | Toll Free: (800)832-6082 | Fax: (320)679-4139 ]
Welcome to Lakes and Pines
We appreciate your patience as we do our best to meet your needs while also implementing safety measures as outlined by the Governor’s office.

We are here: 6am – 6:30pm
Appointments required.
Do Not Come to the office without contacting us first.

How to Reach Us:
Phone: 1-320-679-1800 or 1-800-832-6082
Email: lap@lakesandpines.org
Facebook Message: Lakes & Pines Community Action Council, Inc.

Applications for assistance can be found at each of our offices in the containers outside of the door. Please be sure you take the correct application to meet your need. Feel free to call if you have a question about which application you need to fill out or where to find the box at your closest location.

Documents and applications may be uploaded to our website, mailed or dropped off at the Mora office (ONLY). If dropping them off, please place them in the locked black drop box to the right of the door. Marked: “Drop Box” A staff member will be checking the box throughout the day.


Please follow the link to view a list of food resources available in Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine counties.
This list will be updated as things change or as new things become available during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Food Resource List


Unemployment Benefits
Lakes and Pines Mora office will have computers available for people on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 2pm to apply for Unemployment Benefits. Computers will be available by appointment only. Two computers will be available, in separate rooms. Lakes & Pines staff will not be assisting with the application process, just providing computers and internet access.

Please contact the Community Services Department, 1 - 800 - 832 - 6082 or 320 - 679 - 1800 Option 4 or email lap@lakesandpines.org to schedule an appointment.


Free Tax Preparation
Lakes and Pines Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has suspended services indefinitely effective immediately. We apologize for any inconvenience. Free tax websites can be found at: https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile/


Secure File Upload Now Available
This service is provided as a way to securely transfer files to a person or group at Lakes and Pines CAC Inc. instead of sending a document via an unencrypted email connection or by fax. Through this service you maintain control of the files you upload. You will be able to see if your file has been retrieved by an employee at Lakes and Pines and either you or an employee can remove your file from this system at any time.

Instructions on Account Creation
To create an account select register in the upper right corner. Accounts require a valid email address to be created. Enter your email address and a unique strong password. After creating an account an email validation request will be sent to the email address entered. Email account validation is required to access this service.

Once your account is created and your email account has been validated you should be able to sign in and then File Upload will be available to you. This also can be found in the upper right corner after successful login.