The 6th Taste of the Merrimack Valley
Amazing Food for a Worthy cause

On Wednesday, October 11th, YDO hosted its annual fundraiser, the Taste of the the Merrimack Valley. This year, YDO had the honor of breaking in a beautiful new event space at the Everett Mill. The 6th TasteMV drew a wonderful crowd of family and friends and raised nearly $15,ooo to support YDO's afterschool and summer enrichment programming.


Three special awards were announced for YDO's restaurant partners who have participated in 5 TasteMVs. These longtime supporters are Bell Tower Cafe, El Taller Cafe & Bookstore, and Raagini Indian Bistro. Each 5-year restaurant will receive a commemorative plaque to display proudly in their establishment. Again, this event would not be possible without their tasty contributions!

Visit our restaurant partners to explore their full menus:
  • Bali’s Tropical Cafe <menu> - 59 Essex St, Lawrence

  • Bell Tower Cafe <menu> - 60 Island St, Lawrence

  • Boston Chowda Co. <menu> - 109 Main St, No. Andover

  • Cafe Azteca <menu> - 180 Common St, Lawrence

  • Casa Blanca <menu> - 10 Main St, Andover

  • Coco's Cafe & Catering <menu> - 15 Union Street, Lawrence

  • El Taller Cafe <menu> - 275 Essex St, Lawrence

  • Raagini Indian Bistro <menu> - 209 N. Main St, Andover

  • The Party Connection <menu> - 51 Railroad St, Methuen


Students attending TasteMV6

TasteMV5 Sponsors