Today, Merrick Community Services stands as one of the oldest nonprofit agencies in Ramsey County, with a history of assisting individuals and families transition from poverty and become self-sufficient and stable. The core programs of MCS are Nutritional and Independence Services (comprised of the Food Shelves and MOW/Senior Services) and Employment, Family and Youth Services.
2021 March Food Drive
Each March, Minnesotans rally together to support food shelves and help those who are hungry. Merrick’s food shelf relies on strong food and cash donations in March to keep the shelves stocked throughout the year. We’re calling on businesses, congregations, and individuals to fight hunger on the East Side by donating food and funds from March 1 – April 12!
Spread the word to friends and family
Use these creative ways to raise money for the March Food Drive.
All cash donors will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to a local East Side Restaurant at the end of the March Food Drive.
Our top five food-appropriate items:
- Cooking Oils and Vinegar
- Cooking Sauces
Has your income changed because of COVID-19?
Are you uninsured or not enrolled in a plan through MNsure?
MnSure Special Enrollment is open through May 17
Do any of these life events apply to you?
- Adoption, Foster Care, Child Support or Court Order
- American Indian or Alaska Native
- Change in Eligibility for Tax Credits
- COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period
- Divorce, Legal Separation or Death
- Enrollment Error
- Gain Lawful Presence or Citizenship
- Loss of Employer COBRA Premium Subsidy
- Lost or Will Lose Health Coverage
- Moved to Minnesota
- New HRA Offer from an Employer
- Off-MNsure Plan and Income Decrease
- Released from Incarceration
- Residential Address Change
- Special Circumstances
Merrick has Navigators on staff to help with filling out applications or answering questions. If you would like additional information, please call 651-287-2088.
We’re growing stronger, together, every day and every month.
We are so grateful for your support of Merrick Community Services this past year. What a year it has been:
Over 600,000 lbs of food has come through our food shelf.
We’ve provided 19,000 meals to seniors in need/
We’ve supported 1,700 families and individuals with housing, mental health, child care, and other supports.
…and we’re still going!!
A special Thank You,
Wow!! Thank you so very much for helping us approach our goal of $100,00 October 1, 2020 at our Virtual Mix & Mingle Fundraiser!! Relive the experience again 0f our first Virtual
Merrick Community Services Mix & Mingle 2020.
With your support, we can continue our COVID-19 safety protocols with our amazing volunteers to provide a dependable Food Shelf, as well as wellness checks and a hot meal with Meals on Wheels. In the last two weeks alone, we’ve served about 500 families with food shelf items! Click the image below to donate today.
WE AT MERRICK BELIEVE THAT BY WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY INTO A BETTER PLACE. WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW TO LEARN ABOUT THE DAILY IMPACT MERRICK IS MAKING ONE PERSON AT A TIME.
Family Services Video
Community Food Shelf Video
Meals On Wheels Video
Career Services Video