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)
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.
Attend Monte's March Fundraising Dinner
Thank you to all of our Monte’s March sponsors:
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
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.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017
Northampton to Greenfield
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.