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The 43 mile walk from Springfield to Greenfield

Each year, I join my friend Monte Belmonte on a march to fight hunger here in Western Massachusetts.

This transcends politics – an empty stomach doesn't care if you're a Democrat or Republican, if you voted for Trump or Biden or anyone else. This is bigger than all of that.

Monte's March benefits The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, but this is more than just a normal fundraising drive. This is about coming together to help our friends and neighbors live more healthy and meaningful lives, build capacity for the emergency food network, and develop long-term solutions to the underlying causes of hunger.

So, let me start with one simple question: will you support our effort to fight hunger today with a $3 donation to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts?

Raising awareness about a desperate cause. Doing right by our community. No matter what we believe about anything else or our past fights, we can absolutely work together to save lives right here at home.

On November 20, we'll set out from Springfield. The sun will just be coming up. It'll be cold. But we'll be warmed by a righteous cause and a lot of coffee.

Over the next two days, we'll push on all the way to Greenfield – roughly 43 miles, as Monte's shopping cart rolls. But, Monte and I won't be alone. We'll be joined by people of all beliefs and backgrounds, together because we share a simple vision.

No one in our community – no one – should go to sleep hungry at night.

Please join me in supporting this annual effort to fight hunger here in Western Massachusetts. Let's be an example for the rest of America.

Don't do it for me. Do it for everyone quietly suffering in our community. We can beat this.


Posted on November 14, 2023.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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