SPRINGFIELD, MA – Next Monday, November 20th, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) will kick off the 8th annual “Monte’s March,” a 43-mile two-day walk as part of his anti-hunger push in Western Massachusetts.
Congressmen Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) will be among those joining the event. The march is aimed at helping to increase awareness about hunger in local communities and help Massachusetts families in need this thanksgiving. All proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Last year, the event raised more than $200,000.
“Thanksgiving is about more than just being thankful,” Congressman McGovern said. “It’s about bringing families, friends, and communities together to help those who are in need. I’m so grateful that here in the Pioneer Valley, we know the importance of helping our neighbors. Hunger is something that touches too many families across the Commonwealth, but working together, we can help ensure that no family goes hungry this holiday season.”
Joining Congressman McGovern for the full 43 miles will be the founder of Monte’s March, WRSI The River radio host Monte Belmonte, as well as Andrew Morehouse, the Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. This year’s hunger walk will start on Monday at 7 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community in Springfield, and end on Tuesday in Greenfield. The march will be carried live on 93.9 The River. More information can be found by clicking here.
WHAT: Monte’s March, a 43-mile anti-hunger march across Western Massachusetts WHEN: Monday, 11/21 and Tuesday, 11/22 WHERE: The march will cover 43 miles throughout Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties. Detailed information is below:
Monday, 11/1: March begins at 7:00 a.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 3 Rutland Street, Springfield, MA and will travel 17 miles to Northampton, MA.
Tuesday, 11/2: March begins at 6:00 a.m. at WRSI studios, 15 Hampton Ave, Northampton, MA and will travel 26 miles to Bank Row in Greenfield, MA