Apple picking for a good cause

Volunteers from HYPE9 picked apples to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – On Sept. 22, HYPE9, the young professionals group of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, held its annual “Community Service Day” on behalf of the Community Harvest Project.

All Corridor Nine members and their employees were invited to participate. Corporate and small business members worked together for an entire morning at the Community Harvest Project’s apple orchard in Harvard and picked 26 bins of apples amounting to 20,800 pounds. The proceeds benefit the Worcester County Food Bank. The total collection of apples will help support 66,560 servings of food to those in need.

HYPE officials offered special thanks to the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough for treating the volunteers to a boxed lunch.

HYPE9 is a program of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce and is open to young emerging professionals between the ages of 21 and 40. The group’s activities include networking events, opportunities to participate in volunteer service, and professional development. HYPE9 is sponsored by Nichols College Graduate and Professional Studies.

To join HYPE9 or to learn more information about this group, contact the Corridor Nine Chamber office at 508-836-4444.

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