Provident Bank donates chef coats to Paterson church | Paterson Times

Provident Bank donates chef coats to Paterson church


A culinary arts program at the Good Shepherd Mission on Broadway received almost a dozen chef coats this month courtesy of Provident Bank.

The nine donated coats bearing Provident Bank’s former logo will be used by homeless men and recovering former addicts being trained and equipped with culinary skills to get back on their feet.

“Our residents take great pride in the food that they cook and serve, and they love wearing the donated chef coats because they make them look and feel more professional as they develop important new job skills,” Pete Blancard, administrator at the mission, said.

Good Shepherd Mission’s program assists stray men become productive members of society through counseling, timely meals, and strict discipline.

“Provident Bank selects programs that support activities that enhance and serve communities in which we live and work and the issues that impact quality of life,” Diana Braga, the bank’s spokeswoman, said. “The Good Shepherd Mission is an example of an organization that fits that description in addition to having an excellent use for the goods we wanted to donate.“