Mack Bucks is money that you can add to your Student ID anytime and can be used to purchase goods and services on and off-campus, much like a debit card. Mack Bucks can be used for GrocersPod and these off-campus locations with the exception of Ruggieri's at this time.


Bonus Dollars is money included with the purchase of your meal plan and can be used at any on-campus dining location. Bonus Dollars cannot be used for Grocer’s Pod

Mack Bucks will roll over between semesters. Bonus Dollars do not. It you do not use them all, they are surrendered at the end of the semester.

Meal swipes can be used at the following participating locations. Click each location for information on what each meal swipe offers. 

Sparky's Place 

Warrior's Den 

Food Truck 

Mindful Mac

The Merrimack Club

To reduce the need to leave campus for groceries, Merrimack has partnered with GrocersPod to create a Merrimack specific experience where students can order groceries (and other essentials) from Market Basket and have them delivered to campus directly from their phones or desktops. 
How it works:
• Visit the Grocer’s Pod website to log in. (An app will be launched in late September.)
• Create an account on GrocersPod using your Merrimack College email address
• Add products to your cart 
• Choose your delivery date and time
• Pick up your groceries on campus at 23 Rock Ridge Road
You will be able to pay for groceries using Mack Bucks. You cannot use Bonus Dollars. The cost of delivery is free and deliveries will be made to a central location at 23 Rock Ridge Road (behind the Nursing Center) several times during the day.

Block plans can be purchased directly through our website or at our Dining Services office Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm. Payments can be made with Cash, Credit, Debit or Personal Check.

Resident Meal Plans and Commuter 5 Meal Plans are only valid per semester. 

Commuter and Faculty Block plans do not expire and will carry over each academic year.  However; all sales are final and are not transferable.

This will depend on what meal plan you have. 

If you are a resident student with a resident plan, unused meal swipes do not roll over to the next week or semester. 

If you are a commuter or faculty or staff member, Block Plans never expire and unused meal swipes will roll over to the next week and semester. 

Absolutely. Within Sparky's we have Simple Servings entrée station featuring menus prepared without 7 of the 8 top food allergens as stated by the FDA. We also have a secured Gluten, Peanut and Tree nut Free pantry. If you need more assistance, have additional questions or want more information please contact email us at  

Explore Allergen Friendly Dining Information

Merrimack College recognizes there may be some students in the College community struggling with adequate access to food. If you would like to request meals, please email

Would you like to help those who are food insecure? Please visit our Food Security Initiatives page for more information.