2 Days. 3 Counties. 43 Miles. Fighting hunger, feeding hope.

Monday & Tuesday, November 22 & 23, 2021
Springfield to Greenfield, MA
Benefiting The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

 

Call 1-888-323-HOPE to donate on November 22 & 23, or donate online at anytime

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Each November, WRSI – 93.9 The River’s Monte Belmonte leads his annual Monte’s March against hunger through the Pioneer Valley. Pushing an empty shopping cart 43 miles from Springfield to Greenfield, Monte is joined by Congressman Jim McGovern, Food Bank Executive Director Andrew Morehouse, and a number of supporters from Western MA communities as they raise funds to help provide healthy meals to neighbors at risk of hunger. The community is encouraged to tune in and make donations to benefit The Food Bank’s mission while Monte and the marchers make their way across three counties.

This year, our goal is to raise $500,000 – the equivalent of 5,500 meals per day for a whole year!Register to March

Registration FAQ's

What is the cost to sign up? Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

There is no registration fee or minimum fundraising requirement. Everyone who supports the campaign to END HUNGER NOW and wants to march with Monte is encouraged to come along on November 22 and 23 whether your fundraising goal is met or not. The goal for each team is to raise at least $1000 to help support the community in ending hunger. All marchers need to be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult.

Can I register as an individual without a team?

One individual can create great change, so teams of one are always welcome!

If I march, do I have to do the whole 43 miles?

Nope! You can choose to march just one of the two days (the 22nd, marchers go from Springfield to Northampton and on the 23rd they march from Northampton to Greenfield) or just a portion of the route.

Can I fundraise without Marching?

Certainly! Virtual marchers are an integral part of this event’s success. You can organize a mini-march in your neighborhood or at your school, or create a page to help with fundraising. Please follow the steps to register. There is a spot for you to indicate your desired march participation during registration.

Is there a way for me to participate without fundraising?

Yes, we depend on volunteers to answer phones and take credit card donations throughout the event. You can also create your own cheering section along the route for the marchers. Contact Cheyenne Burnham, Event Coordinator, for more information or to sign-up at CheyenneB@foodbankwma.org

Donate

On Nov. 22 & 23, 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.

There is no need to wait until November 22nd. Make a secure online donation now. Your donation supports the mission of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to End Hunger Now.

Student Involvement

We would love to discuss creative ways to get your school or class involved.

Host a fund drive, plan an outdoor socially distant Mini-March and more! Contact Cheyenne Burnham, Event Coordinator, at

CheyenneB@foodbankwma.org today!

Become a Sponsor

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities (PDF).

Contact Jillian Morgan, Corporate Relations Officer at (413) 203-4946 or email jillianm@foodbankwma.org to find out how you can sponsor this great community event and support The Food Bank’s mission to feed our neighbors in need and lead the community to End Hunger Now.