During the month of November, Country Nissan and Country Hyundai became involved in the fight to eradicate hunger by helping to raise support and awareness for the annual "Monte's March" and for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. During the march, Monte pushed a shopping cart the length of a marathon race, all the way from Northampton to Greenfield, collecting cans of food and monetary donations along the way. Carla and staff members from Country Nissan and Country Hyundai marched alongside Monte for a portion of Route 9 to assist the effort to raise awareness to passing cars. Carla also donated pace cars for the occasion; they followed Monte the entirety of the trip and supplied bottled water for thirsty marchers. In addition to walking with Monte, Country Nissan and Country Hyundai advertised the need for both funds and non-perishable food items, which the community graciously responded to.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been a great source of comfort and provision for the hunger-stricken community. In addition to providing food for those under financial stress, the Food Bank has also been there to offer help to victims struggling from natural disasters, like the most recent tornado, the October snow storm, and Hurricane Irene.
Country Nissan, Country Hyundai, and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts together were able to raise $20,000 during Monte's March. Thank you to everyone who supported either with donations or by strolling alongside Monte!