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Hunger Hike 2015


Most of the donations have been counted for Hunger Hike 2015, and our goal has not been met yet for this year. We are just “not quite there yet.”

Thus far approximately $85,000 has been pledged & donated to Hunger Hike

Our goal to raise $100,000 is so very close. Each year 15% of Hunger Hike donations are made in the two months AFTER Hunger Hike. Working together this goal can be achieved.

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Working Together to Reach Our Goal

hh2Hunger Hike fundraisers and teams should send one more message to your friends & family requesting a donation. A sample message may be found HERE. Also you’re encouraged to use the tools in First-Giving to send messages & share your page on Facebook or Twitter.

Other options to donate and join our Fight Against Hunger are as follows:

  • Donate online to Hunger Hike, click HERE
  • Donate by mail— make checks payable to Hunger Hike, and mail to Hunger Hike, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • Donate in person— stop by the LUM Office
    (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette), M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Donate to a Team or Fundraiser, click HERE

benefactors horizontalAll Hunger Hike proceeds support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. For more information on Hunger Hike — go to

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Countdown to the Holidays at LUM

photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church

The Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration & Jubilee Christmas programs have been an important part of our community’s holiday tradition for more than 30 years. As the beautiful autumn weather emerges and our thoughts turn to sharing the holidays with our family & friends, we also remember those for whom the past year has been difficult. As Lafayette Urban Ministry gears up to offer assistance to these families and their children during the  holidays, we pray you will help us make this holiday season one of their warmest.

It will cost $9,000 to serve the 800 guests who will attend our Community Thanksgiving Celebration—and it will cost an additional $55,000 to serve the 800 families & 1,900 children through Jubilee Christmas. Please share as generously as you can so that these important community holiday traditions may continue. Place your check in the mail (LUM, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) or give online at

Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

thanksgivingThe 29th annual Lafayette Urban Ministry Community Thanksgiving Celebration will serve over 800 guests on Thanksgiving Day. Details are as follows:

  • Thursday, November 26
  • Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Central Presbyterian Church, Lafayette

The FREE meal includes a traditional Thanksgiving feast with turkey, dressing/stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a variety of pies.

Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will help to defray the $9,000 expense for the meal.

Volunteers and gifts of food are needed too. Sign up on the LUM website, click HERE.

turkeytrotEach year, Tri-N-Run organizes the Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk to benefit Lafayette Urban Ministry on Thanksgiving morning (11/26, 8 a.m., Lafayette Golf Course). It’s a great way to celebrate a day of “thanksgiving” while helping those in our community in need. Runners, walkers, strollers & dogs are welcome. To register go to