5K run benefit the Western Mass Food Bank

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Many people celebrated National Nutrition Month at Look Park in Northampton on Saturday, and helped raise money to feed hungry people in Western Massachusetts.

First, with a health fair at the garden house and then a fund raising five mile run and walk. The 21st annual fitness event went to benefit the food bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield.

Patrick Pezzati of Montague told 22News, “The food bank does very important work provides a very important service, every dollar that goes into the food bank they turn into many more dollars that goes to needy families especially in tough economic times its very important.”

Since the first race back in 1993 the western area Massachusetts Dietetic Association has raised thousands of dollars for the food bank.

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