The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Monte's March for The Food Bank IX

MonteĆ¢€™s March for The Food Bank IX

WHAT: Monte's March for The Food Bank IX
WHEN: Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th 
Times and Locations Below 

Monday and Tuesday November 19th and 20th, Monte Belmonte and his entourage of marchers, including anti-hunger action hero U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, will once again walk from Springfield to Greenfield to raise money for The Food Bank of Western Mass.

Last year they raised over $250,000. Can you help them top that this year?

Want to be a “Virtual Marcher”? Get together with your friends, your school, your place of worship your BAND and commit to fundraising, whether you want to actually march of not. You can set up a digital fundraising page here.

The March will begin at 7AM on Monday 11.19, starting at MLK Family Services in Springfield and will end in the mid-afternoon at the radio station, 15 Hampton Ave Northampton.

Or call 1-888-323-HOPE (4673)

Join us for Monte’s Munch Monday evening at Sierra Grille- 100% of proceeds go to the Food Bank! Get tickets here.

Day two will begin at 6AM on Tuesday 11.20 right around the corner from the station at the office of Congressman McGovern on Pleasant Street and will end around 6PM at in Greenfield.

Here’s our best guess where we’ll be when:

Monday November 19

7am-MLK Family Services

8:30am-Chicopee City Limits

9:00am-Chicopee Falls

10:00am-Downtown Holyoke

11am-2PM finish walking down Northampton Street to Northampton

2PM A rally at the Old Courthouse Lawn in celebration of Lavery Greenfield’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive for the Food Bank

Tuesday November 20

6 am: Pick up Congressman McGovern at his office on Pleasant St

7am: Route 9 Hadley near Mi Tierra

8 am: Whole Foods Hadley

9:15 am: Downtown Amherst

10:30 am: Amherst Survival Center

12:00 pm: Downtown Sunderland and lunch at Bridgeside Grille

1:15 pm: Pit Stop at Berkshire Brewing Company

2:30 pm-5:30pm: Route 5&10 north

5:30 or 6pm: Complete 26 mile trek on Bank Row in Greenfield joined by Double Edge Theater

Thank you to our 2018 Monte’s March Sponsors!

Construct Associates
Elements Hot Tub & Spa
Four Seasons Wine and Liquor
Freedom Credit Union
Pierce Brothers Coffee Roasters
Tommy Car Auto (Country Hyundai, Country Nissan, Northampton Volkswagen, Volvo Cars Pioneer Valley)

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