Provident Bank Foundation Provides $2,000 Grant to Summit Area YMCA Family Backpack Program

The Provident Bank Foundation presents a $2,000 grant to the Summit Area YMCA.

On December 7, 2017 representatives of Provident Bank stopped by the Summit Area YMCA Association Services office to present a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation in the amount of $2,000.00. This grant will go towards The Family Backpack Program, a collaboration among the Summit Area YMCA ("SAY"), the Community FoodBank, Jefferson Elementary School, Brayton Elementary School, Lincoln Hubbard School, Washington Elementary School and the Junior League of Summit. The purpose is to meet the needs of up to 140 hungry children receiving free or reduced-priced school meals during the school week but who may not have access to supplemented meals over the weekend by discreetly providing the eligible children backpacks of food every Friday during the school year.

To learn more about the Family Backpack Program, please visit

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Volunteers right to left: Liz Newell, Patty Facchinei, and Brayton Elementary staff member
moving packaged boxes of food from the Community Food Bank onto a trolley at the Brayton Elementary School - December 7, 2017.

About the Summit Area YMCA

The Summit Area YMCA is a mission based organization committed to nurturing the potential of children, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We build stronger communities by addressing societal issues, meeting community needs, and offering opportunities for our members, volunteers, and staff to make a difference. Each day we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, and background has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Last year alone we provided over $635,000 in direct financial assistance for Y programs and services to deserving families and individuals in our service area.

About The Provident Bank Foundation
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 inception, the Foundation has granted more than $22 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation, visit or call (862) 260-3990.