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.

Featured Event

A new school year will soon be upon us. Join us at Merrick Community Services for our annual Backpack Giveaway event. For over 15 years, MCS has hosted this successful backpack and school supply distribution event!


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor: State Farm

Many thanks to all of our sponsors:

Blessed Sacrament of Saint Paul • Cyndi Goltry • Julie Petersen • Rhoda Siewert • Paul Dinzeo • Brian Swedeen • Jody Babor • Daniel & Laurel Ries • Morelli’s Market


MCS also thanks our 2021 sponsors for their generous support of our work in 2021

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.