Monte’s March makes it to Congress!

Monte’s March makes it to Congress!

Fellow marcher Congressman Jim McGovern takes the Monte’s March story to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Go Jim and thanks to all the Riverlutionaries who made this year’s March such a huge success!

Monte’s March For The Food Bank IV w/ Rep. Jim McGovern

Over $56,000 raised.

 26 miles.  Northampton to Greenfield.  2 empty shopping carts.  1 U.S. Congressman

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A message from Monte:

“Thank you all so much for supporting our Food Bank.  They are the hub of the wheel that provides emergency food for the 1 in 8 people in Western Mass who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  A huge thank you to everyone who donated, everyone who marched, the staff who makes our little endeavors possible and to Congressman Jim McGovern, who made it the whole 26 miles with little to no sweat.  The over $50,000 you gave to the Food Bank will result in the ability to purchase over $450,000 worth of food for your neighbors.”

See student Dakota Ford’s Monte’s March Photo Gallery

See The River’s Facebook Photo Gallery

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Wednesday November 6th, 2013

Follow the action this Wednesday on Twitter #26MilesForHunger

And keep an eye on the River’s Facebook page to see how far Monte and the gang have gotten.

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And marching and perhaps riding on horseback, knights and maidens from Mutton & Mead

Also marching (or rolling, as it were) the men and women of Pioneer Valley Roller Derby.

And welcome Monte, Morehouse and McGovern into Greenfield, Local Heroes, The Primate Fiasco!

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VERY TENTATIVE SCHEDULE!

6:00 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 PV Roller Derby

8:00AM- Hadley Crossing

9:00AM- Downtown Amherst

10:00-Noon-North on 116 towards South Deerfield

Noonish-Arrive for lunch at Chandler’s in South Deerfield

1:00-5:00PM-Somewhere on 5 & 10 heading North with Mutton & Mead

4:00-5:00PM-Knights on Horseback at Richardson’s Candy Kitchen

6:00PM-Arrive at Magpie on Bank Row in Greenfield joined by Primate Fiasco

Watch video of Monte’s March III

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