McGovern, Kennedy, Neal to Join Western Mass. Hunger March

SPRINGFIELD, MAOn Monday, November 23rd,  Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will be kicking off the 6th annual “Monte’s March,” a 42-mile two-day walk as part of his anti-hunger push in Western Massachusetts. The march is aimed at helping to increase awareness about hunger in local communities and help families in need this thanksgiving.

“As families across Massachusetts prepare for Thanksgiving, there are many families who are struggling just to put food on the table,” Congressman McGovern said. “To help raise awareness and bring our communities together to help these families in need, we’ll be kicking off the sixth annual Monte’s March, the longest-yet at 42 miles across Western Massachusetts. Hunger is something that touches families across the Commonwealth, but together, we can help to ensure that every family has access to healthy meals this holiday season.”

Joining Congressman McGovern for the full 42 miles will be the founder of Monte’s March, WRSI The River radio host Monte Belmonte, Andrew Morehouse, the Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Also joining part of the march will be Representatives Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) and Richard Neal (MA-01), local mayors, and other community leaders.

This year’s march will be the longest yet at 42 miles, starting on Monday with stop in Chicopee, Holyoke and Northampton, and continuing on Tuesday with stops in Hadley, Amherst and Sunderland before ending in Greenfield.

Throughout the march, you can listen along on 93.9 The River. Click here for more information about the march.

WHO: Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and the following:

  • Monte Belmonte WRSI The River radio host  
  • Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  • Representative Joe Kennedy III (MA-04)
  • Representative  Richard Neal (MA-01)
  • Local mayors and other community leaders

WHAT: Monte’s March, a 42-mile anti-hunger march across Western Massachusetts


  • On Monday 11/23: 7 AM kickoff event at St. John's Church in Springfield, MA
  • The march continues Monday with stops in Chicopee, Holyoke and Northampton
  • On Tuesday 11/24 with stops in Hadley, Amherst, Sunderland, and ending in Greenfield

WHEN: Monday at 7:00AM – March Starts at St. John's Church, 643 Union St, Springfield, MA