The Grocery Basket has the Recipe for Post-Secondary Success

Published on: 2021/04/30 - in News

The Grocery Basket is helping to send a local youth to post-secondary education through the sales of fresh, house-baked chocolate chip E=mc2 cookie on Friday, May 7.

Members of the community can support the project by pre-ordering packs of 6, 12, and 24 cookies online at or by phoning 613-417-3331 for curbside pick-up May 7 at their 260 Princess Street location. Individual cookies may also be purchased for $2.

Cookie sales proceeds will go to the Pathways to Education’s new FAR (Facilitator of Alumni Relations) program, which helps bridge the gap between high school and post-secondary for local youth.

The Grocery Basket’s sister business, Kingston Aluminum Technology Inc. (KAT Inc.), will also be donating $0.50 to Pathways for each cookie sold.

“Pathways is supporting Kingston youth to move forward to economic and social stability,” said Jo-Anne Brady, Co-Chair of Pathways to Education Kingston’s Fundraising Cabinet. “The Facilitator of Alumni Relations (FAR) provides the requisite advocacy and support to ensure students are successful in their transition from high school to post-secondary education, and successfully launch our graduates to independent lives. And it works! Our goal is to raise funds to sustain this critical role and ensure students continue to have access to coaching and counselling to support their transition to post-secondary life.”

“Pathways to Education is changing lives for youth right here in our Kingston community and we’re honoured to partner with them to help make a difference,” added Michelle Pilon, co-owner of The Grocery Basket. “As parents ourselves, we look forward to sharing delicious treats and raising funds for a worthy cause on May 7.”

“The Pathways to Education program has helped thousands of youths all across Canada pursue their education dreams, and we’re proud to lend our support and shine a light on the ways this program is innovating and growing,” said Betty Pilon, president of KAT Inc.

You can pre-order cookies online and by phone until 5pm on May 5 and the promotion will also be available in-person at The Grocery Basket’s 260 Princess Street location between 9am and 5pm, or until supplies last, on May 7.

Photo source (cropped): The Grocery Basket