Merrick in a Time of Change:
Adapting and Evolving

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.

2023 March Food Drive

The past year has brought many challenges, most prominently to those we serve who are already facing a myriad of systematic 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 and food insecurity.  This presents each of us a deep challenge and opportunity to demonstrate deep concern and care for one another.

Our goal in 2023 is to raise at least $30,000. Your donations make a BIG 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?

Save the Date

Tuesday, May 2nd 2023
at JX Venue

Spring seem like it’s a million miles away, but we are already getting ready for Uplift, our Annual Fundraiser and Social.  We hope that you will mark your calendars for this very special event to support the work that Merrick is doing for families on the East Side.  Sponsorship, silent auction information and more details will be coming to the website soon.  We look forward to seeing you this spring!  

Tuesday, May 2nd 2023
5:30 – 9 p.m.
JX Venue
Stillwater, Minnesota

MCS also thanks our sponsors for their generous support of our work

Merrick Community Services remains committed to breaking the cycle of multi-generational and concentrated poverty in our community.  We will continue to work with others in challenging and advocating for systems change.  But, to be successful, we all need to be pulling in the same direction – to bend toward justice.