The E-Gateway - March 2017
RSVP Today for the Volunteer  Recognition  
& Awards Event 
Get Involved in the March Food Drive Today!
Help us create an East Side Saint Paul community where all residents have access to healthy foods. 

This year, help us reach our goal of 50,000 lbs of food and $90,000 in donations that will help feed your neighbors. Give today and be part of Minnesota's largest campaign against hunger! 

Volunteer Your Time
Xcel Energy volunteers helping out at the Merrick Food Shelf
Merrick is looking for individuals and volunteer groups that are dedicated to making a difference in their community. 

Currently, we are seeking volunteers to help with food distributions on:

Mondays from 2pm - 5:30pm
Wednesdays from 9am - 12:30pm
Thursdays from 9am - 12:30pm

Donate Goods
Play for a Chance to Be Featured in the E-Gateway

Selection Sunday is right around the corner! Enter the 
Merrick March Madness "Hooping for Hunger" tournament pool and show off your NCAA basketball knowledge. Winner will be featured in the April E-Gateway newsletter!
A suggested donation of $10 is asked for each bracket, which would provide a pasta dinner for an East Side family.
Donations can be made at
Bracket Sign Up Info:
Group Name: Merrick Community Services
Group Slogan: Hoopin for Hunger
Merrick is Seeking Future Leaders for  Youth Leadership Council

Youth in grades 9th-12th are invited to apply for the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) for the 2017-2018 school year. Participants will gain valuable experience in team building, personal and professional development, as well as resume credentials for jobs and college! The YLC will advise and counsel Merrick's Youth Services programming to be relevant and reflective of the community's needs.
Make an impact on your community and future by applying today. Email   for more info.

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