Our Goal is to rally Merrill around the challenge of FILLING THE GAZEBO at Normal Park 
Fill The Gazebo
Fill the Gazebo Food Drive 

The Fill The Gazebo Food Drive 2023 will be held on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

The gazebo at Normal Park on Center Avenue and 6th Street.

Why: Fill the Gazebo Food Drive began in 2013. It replaced the CROP Hunger Walk, a quarter of whose proceeds remained local. One hundred per cent of Gazebo Drive proceeds stay in our community. Each year they have been divided between Merrill’s three food pantries, HAVEN, Mac Home, local Food for Kids program and St. Vincent's dePaul. 

Join us at the Gazebo it will be Filled with information.

We will still take food donations this year but also want to highlight the need for monetary donations and other items. Merrill community agencies which assist in providing basic necessities have identified needs which include:

personal care items (toothbrushes, shampoo, bar soap, etc.)
cleaning supplies
food items rarely donated

Let's Fill The Gazebo!

The need is GREAT.  The Gazebo is HUGE.
Together we can fill it!
Checks may be made payable to the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with “Fill the Gazebo” on the memo line. From there monies will be divided equally between 7 places: Merrill’s three food pantries and Food For Kids, MAC Home, HAVEN, St Vincent's Outreach.  All checks may be brought to the gazebo on the day of the drive, or, if it’s more convenient, sent to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 300 Logan Street, Merrill, WI 54452.  

Thank you for considering to participate. Your generosity helps make our community strong.