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10 Facts about Hunger in Haiti


HUNGER HIKE – Did you know?


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Here are ten facts about hunger in Haiti, the poorest country in the northern hemisphere.

  1. Two and a half million Haitians live in extreme poverty. Haiti is the poorest country in the northern hemisphere.
  2. Two out of three Haitians live on less than US$2 per day.
  3. Ten percent of the richest Haitians possess 70 percent of the country’s total income.
  4. Fifty percent of urban Haitians are unemployed.
  5. Shocks induced by climate change threaten over 500,000 Haitians every year.
  6. Although agriculture is an important sector of Haiti’s economy, the country fails to produce enough food, and imports more than 50 percent for its population’s needs. It imports 80 percent of its main staple: rice.
  7. Ninety percent of farmers depend on rain for their harvest as only ten percent of the crops are irrigated.
  8. One-hundred thousand children under five years of age suffer from acute malnutrition, while one in three children is stunted, or irreversibly short for their age.
  9. Less than 50 percent of households have access to safe water and only 25 percent benefit from adequate sanitation.
  10. One-third of Haitian women and children are anemic.

Haiti
Baudin, Haiti

Hunger Hike is an annual Fall community fundraising weekend which includes the traditional 3K Walk on Sunday as well as a 5K run on Saturday. This year Hunger Hike is Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20, 2015.

All Hunger Hike proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry including the Haiti Water Purification Project.

Hunger Hike 2015 gives companies, organizations, families & individuals many ways to be a part of a community event with a tremendous positive impact on “Fighting Hunger.”


Hunger Hike
hungerhike@lumserve.org
www.hungerhike.org
765.423.2691


This list was prepared and originally posted on January 12, 2015 by The World Food Programme (WFP). Please share these facts to raise awareness.

Meet Father Charles – Pastor from Haiti


HUNGER HIKE Special Event


Hunger Hike 2015 – Haiti Pastor visits Hunger Hike team


HH logoWest Lafayette, IN – Hunger Hike 2015 supports the fight against hunger locally through LUM, regionally through Food Finders, and globally through the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

On Monday, August 24th, the pastor of the parish in Baudin, Haiti is making a rare visit to the Lafayette area and will be meeting with the Hunger Hike team to update us on their current situation and issues as well as the impact Hunger Hike has on the people of Haiti. Father Charles, the pastor at St. Francis Xavier Church in the Diocese of Jacmel, Haiti, will be available for question/answer and individual interviews. Fr. Charles will be joined by the St. Tom’s Haiti Committee members who will share their plans for upcoming visits to Haiti. Representatives from the three sponsoring organizations (Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center) will also be in attendance.


Details are as follows:

  • Date: Monday, August 24
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Place: Newman Hall, St. Thomas Aquinas Center, 535 W State Street, West Lafayette
  • FREE & Open to the Public

Hunger Hike is an annual Fall community fundraising weekend which includes the

Haiti
Baudin, Haiti

traditional 3K Walk on Sunday as well as a 5K run on Saturday. This year Hunger Hike is Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20, 2015.

All Hunger Hike proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haitian Ministry including the Haiti Water Purification Project.

Hunger Hike 2015 gives companies, organizations, families & individuals many ways to be a part of a community event with a tremendous positive impact on “Fighting Hunger.”


More Information: 10 Facts about Hunger in Haiti.


Contacts:
Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP
Pastor, Director of Campus Ministry
St. Thomas Aquinas Center
765.743.4652
fatherpatrick@boilercatholics.org

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
765.423.2691
jmicon@lumserve.org

Katy Bunder
Executive Director
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.
765.471.0062
kbunder@food-finders.org

Hunger Hike
hungerhike@lumserve.org
www.hungerhike.org
765.423.2691

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The LINE – Film Screening & Discussion

The Line movie on poverty


United Methodist Churches in the Greater Lafayette area are focusing on hunger and poverty throughout 2013.


2013-01-27 The Line 011 (2)As a part of this initiative, there was a screening of the short Sojourner’s documentary The Line. The 30-minute film uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country.

Following the screening of the movie, there was a open discussion concerning poverty and hunger in the Tippecanoe County area featuring panelists (our very own) Joe Micon, Executive Director of Lafayette Urban Ministry, and Kier Crites, Director of Community Relations, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. The discussion was moderated by Tim Burchill, Senior Pastor, St. Andrew United Methodist Church; and participants included among others Cathy Potter, LUM Board of Directors’ President; Trisha Sembroski, LUM Board of Directors’ Treasurer; Clarinda Crawford, Pastor, Congress Street United Methodist Church; Linda Dolby, LUM Board of Directors’ member; and Susan Brouillette, LUM Director of Healthy Families and Sustainable Communities.


Thank you to the United Methodist Churches of Greater Lafayette for sponsoring such an important program and for including LUM in the conversation. Special thanks to St. Andrew United Methodist Church for being such gracious hosts.


To view more Photos from The Line program, click HERE.


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