Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Awards $70,000 to Massachusetts Nonprofits

NEC member Harvard Pilgrim Health Care awarded almost $70,000 to three Massachusetts nonprofits to aid in their work to increase access to healthy food in the communities they serve.

The three nonprofits—the Community Harvest Project, the Regional Environmental Council (REC) in Worcester, and Growing Places—all engage their surrounding communities to improve the standard of living in the area. The Community Harvest Project in North Grafton will use the funds to grow outreach and increase the produce distributed to its partners; the REC plans to support its local farmer’s markets; and Growing Places will up its volunteer involvement to provide healthy foods to central Massachusetts regions.

“Our commitment to the communities we serve is driven by the passion of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation,” the company said in announcing the grants. “Through its work, low- and moderate-income families are gaining greater access to fresh, affordable food — a cornerstone to better health and well-being.”

The New England Council is proud of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s investment in promoting health living, and wishes the three grant recipients great success with these initiatives. Read more in the Worcester Business Journal.

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