2022 March Food Drive

The past year has brought many challenges, most prominently to those already facing a myriad of systemic disparities. As we step into a new March, it is more important than ever to walk alongside our East Side Saint Paul neighbors facing hunger; within our deep challenge, we are invited to cultivate a deep care for one another.

Our goal in 2022 is to raise $55,000.00. Your donations make a difference; for each $100.00 donated, approximately 300 meals can be provided for hungry families. In this time of unveiled need, we strive to exceed last year’s efforts.

Can you help your neighbors with a food or monetary donation this March?

Since 1908, Merrick Community Services has been serving Saint Paul’s East Metro through a variety of programs and services. Your donation can inspire hope and create opportunities for a brighter future on the East Side. We look forward to continuing to serve the community and working together to empower individuals, strengthen families, and promote independence!

Donations to our nonprofit organization are tax deductible. Our tax ID is 41-0693851.

Make a Financial Contribution

Merrick Community Services needs your support to continue helping children, families and seniors struggling with poverty on Saint Paul’s East Side.

Thank you! We appreciate your generosity!

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Employer Gift Matching

Employee matching gifts or funds are grants an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Usually associated with corporate grantmakers, employee matching gifts are often dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Some companies may also give matching gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts.

Procedures vary with each company. Information about their matching gift benefits are usually available from the human resources department.

  1. Ask your company’s human resource office, personnel department, or community relations office if your company has a matching gift program.
  2. If so, ask for a matching gift form and follow the instructions on the form when you make youdonation.
  3. When you make a donation to Merrick Community Services, your company will also make a gift, in some cases, double the amount of your gift.  

To learn more, contact Merrick at info@merickcs.org or call 651-771-9339

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Donate Items

Throughout the year, Merrick collects a variety of items that we distribute to those in need. Items that we collect may include:

  • Nonperishable food items
  • Toys (for all ages)
  • Holiday gifts (for older children)
  • Clothing
    • Coats (new or gently used)
    • Winter hats, mittens, and boots (new)

For more information about what kinds of items we can accept, please contact our office.

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Volunteer Your Time or Talent

Volunteering your time and talents is another way to support Merrick. Every year, hundreds of volunteers contribute thousands of hours to make our work possible. Volunteers are a crucial part of our organization. Check the link below to see all of the ways to get involved.


Become a Board Member

Learn how you can help Merrick meet the needs of our neighbors to ensure a healthier and more secure East Saint Paul community for all. If you are looking for a way to make a meaningful difference for our community, I hope you will seriously consider joining Merrick’s talented and committed board of directors.

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Planned Giving

Merrick Community Services has been operating on Saint Paul’s East Side since 1908 and we continue to serve the needs of the most vulnerable East Side residents through our self-sufficiency and stability-focused programs. A planned gift is a way to continue your legacy on Saint Paul’s East Side.

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Special Giving Opportunities

Learn more about the numerous programs and services that Merrick Community Services provides to the residents of St. Paul’s East Side and how your giving can benefit the community.

Holiday Share
Food Shelf Partner
Back to School Celebration