Students, staff raise over $4,200 for Food Bank of western Massachusetts

Franklin County

The two-day Monte’s March will be wrapping up in Greenfield Tuesday night. 

Conway Grammar School staged their own Mini March to raise money for the Food Bank of western Massachusetts.  

Students and staff marched outside the front of the school for a half hour Tuesday morning.

This Mini March coincides with Monty’s March Against Hunger, which began Monday in Springfield.

The school has marched in support of the Food Bank of western Massachusetts for the last 3 years.

Mary Burt and Olivia Machon, sixth graders at Conway Grammar School, told 22News, “I was happy to be a part of raising money for people who are less fortunate who don’t have enough.” 

“Today was heartwarming, it brought tears to my eyes, watching sixth grade all the way down to the 3 years old who came out marching. It was just a great day for us,” said Principal Kristen Gordon.

Gordon told 22News their “Mini March” raised more than $4200, breaking last year’s record by nearly a $1,000.

Monte and his followers will complete their two-day walk in downtown Greenfield around 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

Annual Monte’s March steps off in Springfield

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