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Monte’s March 2014 for the Food Bank of WMass

Monte’s March 2014 for the Food Bank of WMass

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(Northamptn, MA) – Congressman Jim McGovern continues his fight against hunger by joining Monte’s March today for the second year. The 26-mile walk created by WHMP’s Monte Belmonte began in Northampton this morning on their way to Greenfield. Belmonte and McGovern are pushing shopping carts to raise money for the Food Bank of Western Mass.  Last year’s walk raised more than $56,000 in one day. This time the pair are joined by Northwestern DA David Sullivan. To donate go to foodbankwma.org or call 888-323-HOPE.

1-888-323-HOPE (4673)

or donate here.

Monte and his entourage will push two shopping cart 26 miles from Northampton to Greenfield this Thursday 11.6  to raise money for The Food Bank of Western Mass

Joining Monte on the March will be Congressman Jim McGovern, District Attorney Dave Sullivan, 22 News Storm Team Meteorologist Brian Lapis, members of Pioneer Valley Rollerderby, Knights from Mutton and Mead, Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, Llama Lasagne, the Offbeat Drummers students from the Collaborative for Educational Services and LISTENERS LIKE YOU!  All the profits benefit the Food Bank of Western Mass.  Got a weird talent you’d like to lend to the event?  Email Monte

Where will Monte et al be when?  Here’s what we think:

6 am: Pick up Congressman McGovern at his office on Pleasant St. and head to Northampton Cooperative Bank on King St. to begin the March with Pioneer Valley Roller Derby.

8 am: Hadley Crossing

9:30 am: Downtown Amherst

10-12 pm: 116 towards South Deerfield

12:30 pm: Chandler’s Restaurant at Yankee Candle for lunch

1 pm-5:30pm: Route 5&10 north

5:30 or 6pm: Complete 26 mile trek at Magpie Pizzeria in Greenfield and spilling over into Seymour down the street

– See more at: http://wrsi.com/2014/09/26/montes-march-v/#sthash.wiT6ZqSm.dpuf

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