Volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts spent the day at Holly Hill Farm last Friday.

Last Friday, Holly Hill Farm was one of 52 Massachusetts nonprofits to be visited by volunteers from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Blue Cross volunteers participated in their Annual Service Day on Sept. 20, focusing on improving the health of children and families by increasing the accessibility of healthy living programming and initiatives across 36 towns and communities.

As a nonprofit partner of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Holly Hill Farms not only received the services of the volunteers, but were also gifted a $5,000 grant for materials to assist in their efforts.  

The total community contribution from Blue Cross, a combination of the grants and the 20,000 volunteer hours contributed by their associates, was upwards of $1.2 million.

Blue Cross employees who volunteered at Holly Hills Farms jumped in and got their hands dirty. They spent the day weeding, mulching, harvesting, and maintaining trails.

Andrew Dreyfus, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts President and CEO, told media of how the company “look[s] forward to Service Day every year.”

“Service Day provides an opportunity to partner with over 50 worthy not-for-profits to improve the health of all Massachusetts residents."

Holly Hill Farm is a certified organic farm with programs and partnerships with 40 Massachusetts schools. The Farm’s mission is to teach the next generation about nature, ecology, and sustainable farming.