SUMMIT, NJ - Pathways Women’s Cancer Support at The Connection has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) to benefit Pathways Cooks.

The grant will be used to help Pathways Cooks purchase organic, nutritious ingredients to prepare meals for women undergoing cancer treatment and their families; PBA-free containers for the meals; and kitchen utensils and supplies. Pathways Cooks has provided over 11,000 nutrient-rich, delicious meals to women undergoing cancer treatments and their families since 2011 in Morris, Union and Essex counties.

Pathways, a program of The Connection, is a local cancer support program which profoundly impacts the surrounding community on a very personal and direct level. For 25 years, Pathways has created an oasis of hope for women with a history of cancer by offering support, wellness and educational programs, free-of-charge. 

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“The variety of programs offered by Pathways allows every woman to feel at home and supported, regardless of her diagnosis and no matter where she finds herself in her cancer journey” says Lesley Andrews, Pathways Director. “These programs, including Pathways Cooks, wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of donors like The Provident Bank Foundation”.

Pathways was one of 18 grant recipients The Provident Bank Foundation included in its First Cycle 2019 Major Grants. A Major Grant funds programs that address one or more of PBF’s funding priority areas— Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank "to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank." Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $24 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities.

For more information about Pathways, including how to make a tax-deductible donation, call Lesley Andrews at 908-273-4242, ext. 154, contact pathways@theconnectiononline.org  or visit TheConnectionOnline.org.