The Grocery Basket to provide A+ support for local students

The A+ cookies will be available in store on Friday, May 13, 2022. Submitted image.

The Grocery Basket and Pathways to Education have again teamed up to help support local student success stories, and provide some A+ baking.

On Friday, May 13, 2022, purchase fresh, house-baked A+ chocolate chip cookies from The Grocery Basket and help send a local youth to post-secondary education.

Proceeds from cookie sales will support Pathways to Education’s G.R.A.D. (Guidance, Relationships, Advocacy, and Development) Connector program, which provides a network of caring, consistent, and unconditionally supportive adults for local youth, according to a release from the organizations involved.  

To further support the cause, The Grocery Basket’s sister business Kingston Alumishape Technology Inc. (KAT Inc.) will be donating $0.50 to Pathways for each cookie sold.

Last year’s fundraiser, featuring house-baked chocolate chip E = mc2 cookies, raised $3,172.50 for Pathways to Education.

“Thank you to The Grocery Basket and Kingston Alumishape Technology for their A+ efforts in building community by supporting North Kingston youth,” said Katherine Cooper, Program Assistant, Pathways to Education Kingston. “Pathways to Education empowers high school youth in North Kingston with tools to succeed in school, work, and life, and community support is central to their success. We’re thankful for all those who participate in this important fundraiser.”

Pre-orders for packs of six cookies may be placed in advance either online at, or by phone at 613-417-3331 for curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 13 at the 260 Princess Street location. Individual cookies may also be purchased for $2.50 at both The Grocery Basket locations.

“There’s nothing sweeter than the hope of a brighter future, and that’s what we’re supporting through this program,” said Michelle Pilon, co-owner of The Grocery Basket. “We’re thankful for the efforts of organizations like Pathways to Education which are helping improve lives and build better communities.”

“The Pathways to Education program has helped thousands of youths all across Canada pursue their dreams, and we’re proud to lend our support and raise awareness of their important work,” added Betty Pilon, president of KAT Inc.

Cookie pre-orders will be available online and by phone, until 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The promotion will be available in-person the following day at both The Grocery Basket locations during regular store hours or until supplies last.

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