In this issue: Upcoming Events that support must! charities, Real Food for Real Children plans for summer 2014, Boys & Girls Club expands to Atascadero, Open House at must! charities.
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A note from the Executive Director

Recently, our projects at must! have been taking off.  It is an honor and privilege to share all the good news and positive results transpiring in our community.  I would also like to personally invite each of you to drop by for our "open house" this week (May 5-9th) in our Templeton office.  Stop by for a visit, bring a friend or two, and learn about our mission, our project updates, and ways to get involved.  Remember every $1 you invest in must! goes right back into our community, because our Executive Board covers the General Overhead Expenses.  We're so honored to have you partner with us both financially and by sharing the story of must! charities  with others. Not a partner yet? We'd love for you to join us, and we'll make it easy for you to give a gift online. Just click here.
Warm Regards,

Project Update:
Real Food for Real Children

In 2012 The Food Bank Coalition piloted the Summer Lunch Program.  That year there were three sites in the North County.  In 2013 must! charities got involved, because we saw the need to expand this program to service more kids who needed it, more sites were added bringing the North County total up to eleven.  As we roll into 2014, I am honored to let you know that this program will have 20 potential sites in the North County!  These new sites include outreach into communities, like Shandon and Creston, that were not served this program last year!  Another great update: the incredible staff at the Food Bank was able to negotiate significantly lower food prices with the Paso Robles School District's Nutrition Services Director without compromising our high nutrition standards, which will aid in the program's overall sustainability plan. Read more.

Project Update: Boys & Girls Club

I am excited to inform you that last Friday, May 2, 2014 our local club was publicly awarded a National Merit Award from Boys and Girls Club Nationals.  The Club was recognized as one of the top performing clubs in the nation, and was recently ranked #2 in small rural clubs running under a $500K budget!  We are so proud of the hard work that has gone into this incredible transformation! Read more.

Shop at Ambiance in Paso Friday!

Ambiance is donating 10% of their sales to must! charities this Friday evening. Stop into their Paso Robles location for wine, fun gifts with a purchase, treats, styling and more.  Come on in and shop for a good cause!  For more information call (805) 296-3331.

Stop by our office for a visit

All week our doors will be open to visitors between the hours of 10AM and 3PM.  Stop by for some breakfast treats in the morning, or for a glass of wine in the afternoon.  Bring your friends by, so they can learn more about must! charities.  This is a great opportunity to get a personal update on the latest in our community.  We look forward to seeing you!

They're Back!

Friday, June 6th - Berlin will be back in town for another intimate concert benefiting must! charities.  Venteux Vineyard & Winery is helping us kick off our 2014 summer with this incredible concert experience!  Get your tickets while you can. Tickets are limited and can be purchased on-line or at Ventuex Vineyard and Winery.  Click Here for more info.

May 15, 2014

Be sure to stay up to date with the Third Thursday businesses in downtown Paso Robles.  The next Third Thursday is May .15th.  Be sure to follow the Third Thursday page on facebook so you can get the latest updates and special offerings!