November 20 – 21, 2017

2 Days. 3 Counties. 43 Miles.

Fighting hunger, feeding hope.

Benefiting The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

On November 20 & 21, 93.9 The River’s Monte Belmonte will be leading his annual march against hunger through the Pioneer Valley during his Monte’s March event. Joined by Congressman Jim McGovern and a number of supporters, Monte will push a shopping cart 43 miles from Springfield to Greenfield over the course of two days to raise awareness and funds for food insecurity in our region. Listeners are encouraged to make monetary donations. All proceeds will benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Last year, the event raised more than $200,000.

You can support Monte’s March

Call & Donate

On Nov. 20 & 21, make your donation to Monte’s March by calling 1-888-323-HOPE

Volunteers will be standing by at The Food Bank to take your call and accept your credit card donation over the phone. Be sure to tune into 93.9 The River to follow Monte’s March throughout both days.

Donate Online Today

There’s no need to wait until Nov. 20. You can make your secure online donation to Monte’s March today! All donations will be included in the grand total at the end of The March.

Become a Monte’s Marcher

You can march with Monte! By individually raising at least $1,000 for the event, you can become a Monte’s Marcher and join Monte, Congressman McGovern, and the rest of his crew for any portion of Monday’s and/or Tuesday’s march. You can even march the entire 43 miles.  (Fundraisers must be at least 18 years old)

Get started by setting up your fundraising page

Become a Virtual Marcher

New this year! If you’re unable to march with Monte, but would still like to raise funds for Monte’s March, you can become a Virtual Marcher. Raise funds online by creating your own fundraising page. There is no fundraising minimum. Every dollar you raise will help provide three meals to a neighbor in need.

Get started by setting up your fundraising page

Attend Monte's March Fundraising Dinner

Join 93.9 The River’s Monte Belmonte, Congressman Jim McGovern, and other supporters for an exciting night out at the Monte’s March Fundraising Dinner at Union Station. View the dinner menu here.

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Routes & Schedule

Please note that these routes and schedules are tentative. For the safety of all marchers, they are subject to change at any point throughout The March due to factors outside of our control (such as weather or unexpected traffic). To get updates on the Marchers’ location, tune into 93.9 f.m.

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Springfield to Northampton

Day 1
Day 1

7 a.m.: Kick-off from Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (Joined by Mass. Senator Eric Lesser)

9 a.m.: Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen (Joined by Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos)

10 a.m.: Kate’s Kitchen (Joined by Massachusetts Rep. Aaron Vega)

10:30 a.m.: Gateway City Arts

11 a.m.: Enlace de Familias (299 Main St., Holyoke)

2 p.m.: Northampton Courthouse Day 1 march concludes.

6 – 8 p.m.: Monte’s Munch: Fundraising Dinner (Union Station Ballroom, 125 Pleasant St., Northampton)

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Northampton to Greenfield

Day 2
Day 2

6 a.m.: Depart from Jim McGovern’s Northampton District Office (Joined by Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz)

9:15 a.m.: Downtown Amherst

10:30 a.m.: Amherst Survival Center

12:00 p.m.: Bridgeside Grille

2 p.m.: Berkshire Brewing Company

6 p.m.: Completion of Monte’s March at Mag Pie (Joined by Greenfield Mayor William Martin)

‌Watch: Monte’s March Participants

In this series of short videos, participants in Monte’s March explain why they march and how this event helps end hunger in the region.