Category Archives: Emergency Shelter

Jubilee Christmas – December Engagement Opportunities


Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon
Donate | Needed Items | Host a Collection Drive | Volunteer | 


VOLUNTEER – LUM Jubilee Christmas needs lots of volunteer “elves” to bring Christmas to local families and children in need. These opportunities are perfect for GROUPSVolunteer opportunities are as follows:

  • HOST a FAMILY on Saturday, Dec. 10 (100+ needed) at 2 p.m.
  • MOVE & SORT Toys THIS Monday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
  • Staff the DONATION Center – Now to Dec. 6, 1-5 p.m.
  • SORT Toys on Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m.

DONATIONS are appreciated for Jubilee Christmas from churches, organizations and individuals, and help make the program a success. Your cash gift to Jubilee Christmas may be given in honor of a friend or family member — in lieu of a holiday gift. LUM will send a Holiday Card sharing that a donation has been made by you to Jubilee Christmas in their name.

GIVE NEEDED ITEMS to Jubilee Christmas. Donations of new, unwrapped toys, clothing (newborn to 12-year-old), books, games, sports equipment, quilts/family blankets are welcome. Donations may be dropped off on Monday & Tuesday (12/5 & 12/6) at Oakland High School (Lafayette) from 1 to 5 p.m. or Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. (West Lafayette) 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., now through Monday.


More – LUM December Engagement Opportunities

FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

Homeless Services – December Engagement Opportunities


Every Night – 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Volunteer | Donate Provide Meals | Needed Items | Host a Collection Drive |


VOLUNTEER – The LUM Emergency Shelter needs Overnight Shelter Volunteers 365 nights a year from 8 p.m.-7 a.m. or 8 p.m. -midnight. Duties include checking in guests, serving dinner, distributing toiletries and maintaining a welcoming, safe & clean environment. The LUM Winter Warming Station is now open until mid-April and also needs volunteers each night.

MEALS – If you or your group wishes to prepare a meal for the shelter guests once or regularly, click HERE for more information. For more information on homeless services volunteer opportunities at LUM, click  HERE.

  • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
  • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  • Donate Needed ITEMS, click HERE
  • Prepare a MEAL for LUM guests, click HERE

Your financial generosity is not only an act of hospitality toward those with no home of their own, it is also an investment in the health and safety of the greater community. If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE — or email or call Jeffrey Auguste (jauguste@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).


More – LUM December Engagement Opportunities

FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

Food Pantries – December Engagement Opportunities


Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon
Donate | Needed Items | Host a Collection Drive | Volunteer | 


LUM operates two food pantries — the Protein Food Pantry in downtown Lafayette & Westside Food Pantry in West Lafayette. Volunteers are needed each Thursday & Friday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon, and delivery of donated items will be received during those times. Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Food Programs are as follows:

  1. Make a MONETARY DONATION, click HERE
  2. Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
  3. Donate NEEDED ITEMS, click HERE
  4. Sponsor a FOOD DRIVE, click HERE

If you have questions or need further information, go to lumserve.org/food-pantry, call 765-423-2691 or email foodpantry@lumserve.org.


More – LUM December Engagement Opportunities

FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

Quick Links – December Engagement Opportunities


| Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


JUBILEE Christmas
(Saturday, Dec. 10)


EMERGENCY Shelter
(Every Night – 8 p.m.)


FOOD Pantries
(Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      4 Ways to Help the LUM Emergency Shelter

      LUM Emergency Shelter Needs You!

      Will you help us continue to serve individuals in our community who are experiencing homelessness?A gift to the LUM Emergency Shelter will help LUM continue to provide help and hope to those experiencing homelessness especially during this global health crisis and recent severe snow storm.

      Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter are as follows:

      • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
      • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
      • Donate Needed ITEMS, click HERE
      • Prepare a MEAL for LUM Shelter Guests, click HERE

      Your financial generosity is not only an act of hospitality toward those with no home of their own, but it is also an investment in the health and safety of the greater community. VOLUNTEERS are also needed each night of the year, and it is a meaningful and unique opportunity. If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE — or email or call Jeffrey Auguste (jauguste@LUMserve.org | 765-423-2691).


      Food Pantries – Fall Engagement Opportunities


      Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon
      Donate | Needed Items | Host a Collection Drive | Volunteer | 


      The LUM Food Pantries (Downtown Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) need your support this fall & winter. The pandemic and the cost of food & fuel are impacting local families as well as food banks. Here are a few ways YOU can help LUM continue to meet the growing demand for basic food, paper products and personal hygiene items. 

      • DONATIONS – Monetary donations are ideal because the money will be used where it is needed the most.
      • NEEDED ITEMS – Families need paper products, cleaning supplies, infant products and personal hygiene items. Purchase the needed items and drop off or shop online and have items shipped. Plus, if you use Amazon Smile, LUM will get 0.5% of your eligible purchase. Go to smile.amazon.com, select “Lafayette Urban Ministry,” and order needed items. Learn more.
      • HOST A DRIVE – Coordinate a “drive” for the LUM Food Pantries at your church, organization or business — or at your next event, like a birthday party or business meeting/social. Check the LUM Wish List and keep it simple. For example, sponsor a Toilet Paper Drive for all programs, Socks Drive for the Emergency Shelter, or Snacks Drive for the After School Program. Learn more.

      More – LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities

      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      LUM is “Tackling Basic FOOD Needs” Yearlong


      The work of LUM includes providing food assistance, meals and nutrition programs that are “tackling basic FOOD needs and uplifting the people of Greater Lafayette.” Three LUM programs are spotlighted below.

      Please read more below and consider getting engaged or investing in LUM food initiatives.


      #1 – Hunger Hike – Raising Awareness & Funds

      Hunger Hike 2022 had a big turnout and a big impact. For 30 yearsHunger Hike has brought much needed attention and raised more than $2.2 million to overcome malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger locally, regionally & globally. So far this year, more than $115,332 has been raised, surpassing the goal of $100,000. If you missed the event — no worries, you may still donate.

      All Hunger Hike proceeds benefit and support the good work of three local agencies — Lafayette Urban MinistryFood Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry.

      Thank you to all of our passionate participants & generous sponsors for another lively outdoor event. To make a donation, go to HungerHike.org.

      Donate | Find a Team or Fundraiser | Event Sponsors |


      #2 – Community Thanksgiving – All Are Welcome

      LUM is currently planning a holiday feast for more than 800 guests on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24) from Noon to 2 p.m. The 36th annual LUM Community Thanksgiving Feast is FREE and includes a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, dressing, rolls, vegetables, and a variety of pies & desserts.

      This year will be a community event with music, food and good company. To-go meals will also be available.

      Monetary gifts are appreciated to help defray the $9,000 expense for the meal. Volunteers and donations of food & supplies are needed. To donate and/or volunteer, go to LUMserve.org/thanksgiving.

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      #3 – LUM Food Pantries on Both Sides of the River

      LUM runs two Food Pantries — one in Downtown Lafayette and the other in West Lafayette. The LUM Food Pantries need your support this fall to continue to meet the growing demand for basic food, paper products and personal hygiene items, especially as the holidays approach and utility bills increase.

      Times are tough. Client needs are greater. Food banks are impacted by the supply chain and unable to provide the food that is needed. The cost for LUM to purchase additional items has increased.

      Monetary donations to the LUM Food Pantries are ideal because they allows LUM to use the money where it is needed the most. If you are looking for other ways to help —consider volunteering, donating needed items, and/or hosting a collection drive. Consider including a donation to LUM at your holiday event in lieu of a gift exchange. To learn more and get started, go to LUMserve.org/food-pantry.


      Here are a few ways YOU can help LUM continue to meet the growing demand for basic food, paper products and personal hygiene items. 

      • DONATIONS – Monetary donations are ideal because the money will be used where it is needed the most.
      • GIVING GARDENERS – If you wish to donate fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit from your garden, simply drop off your items when the LUM Food Pantries are open (Thursday & Friday mornings). Learn more.
      • NEEDED ITEMS – Families need paper products, cleaning supplies, infant products and personal hygiene items. Purchase the needed items and drop off or shop online and have items shipped. Plus, if you use Amazon Smile, LUM will get 0.5% of your eligible purchase. Go to smile.amazon.com, select “Lafayette Urban Ministry,” and order needed items. Learn more.
      • HOST A DRIVE – Coordinate a “drive” for the LUM Food Pantries at your church, organization or business — or at your next event, like a birthday party or business meeting/social. Check the LUM Wish List and keep it simple. For example, sponsor a Toilet Paper Drive for all programs, Socks Drive for the Emergency Shelter, or Snacks Drive for the After School Program. Learn more.

      More – LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      Hello October! Get Engaged with LUM Today


      | Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |

      Here are Quick Links to Awesome LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities:


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      Quick Links – Fall Engagement Opportunities


      | Sign Up | Donate | Volunteer | Needed Items |


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.

      Homeless Services – Fall Engagement Opportunities


      Every Night – 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
      Volunteer | Donate Provide Meals | Needed Items | Host a Collection Drive |


      Will you help us continue to serve those in our community who are experiencing homelessness? Your gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 to the LUM Homeless Services will help LUM continue to provide help and hope to those experiencing homelessness during this difficult time. Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Emergency Shelter and Winter Warming Station are as follows:

      • Make a Monetary DONATION, click HERE
      • Sign up to VOLUNTEER, click HERE
      • Donate Needed ITEMS, click HERE
      • Prepare a MEAL for LUM guests, click HERE

      Your financial generosity is not only an act of hospitality toward those with no home of their own, it is also an investment in the health and safety of the greater community. If you’re interested or need more information, click HERE — or email or call Jeffrey Auguste (jauguste@lumserve.org | 765-423-2691).


      More – LUM Fall Engagement Opportunities

      FOOD Pantries
      (Thursdays & Fridays – 10 a.m. to Noon)


      EMERGENCY Shelter
      (Every Night – 8 p.m.)


      TURKEY Trot 5K Run
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – 8:30 a.m.)


      COMMUNITY Thanksgiving Feast
      (Thursday, Nov. 24 – Noon)


      JUBILEE Christmas
      (Saturday, Dec. 10)


      Please click the name above for more information — and SHARE with others who might be interested.