November 21-22, 2022
Registration begins Wednesday, September 28th 
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!

Monday 11/21 March (times are estimated – please see the Monte Tracker to follow the march in real time)
• Exit MLK Family Services – 7am
• Left on State Street
• Right on Main Street
• Brief stop at Chicopee Town Center – 9:15am
• Left on Front Street
• Right on Springfield Street
• Left on Granby Road (turns into Chicopee Street)
• Veer Right on Meadow Street
• Stop at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen – 10:45am
• Left on S. East Street
• Right on Hamilton Street
• Stop at Kate’s Kitchen – 11:30am
• Right on Race Street
• Stop at Holyoke Culinary Arts – 12:00pm
• Marcher Lunch at Gateway City Arts – 12:30pm
• Left on Dwight Street
• Right on School Street
• Left on Hampden Street (becomes Lincoln St)
• Right on Pleasant Street
• Right on Northampton Street
• Turns into Pleasant Street
• End at WRSI Radio Station - 4pm (hot drinks and snacks from Westhampton Circle K provided)

Tuesday 11/22 March (times are estimated – please see the Monte Tracker to follow the march in real time)
• Begin march at the corner of Pleasant Street and Hampden Avenue – 6am
• Right on Bridge Street
• Turns into Russell Street (Route 9) – Please be cautious of construction
• Left on North Maple Street
• Right on Rocky Hill Road (turns into Amity St)
• Left on N. Pleasant Street
• Stop at Amherst Survival Center – 10:30am
• Turns into Amherst Road
• Veer left on Sunderland Road
• Left on Sugarloaf Street
• Marcher Lunch at Berkshire Brewing provided by Holyoke Hummus – 1:00pm
• Right on N. Main Street
• Right on Route 10
• Quick stop at Richardson’s Candy
• Left on Old Main Street
• Right on Old Main Street
• Stop at Deerfield Academy – 3:45pm
• Right on Main Street
• Left on Route 10
• Veer Right on Bank Row
 Left on Main Street and arrive at Hawks & Reed – 6pm