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Hunger Hike Announces 2021 Co-Chair


Coach Nathan Walker – Honorary Co-Chair

At a recent event, Hunger Hike announced the 2021 Honorary Co-chair — Nathan Walker, Purdue Rowing & Crew Team head coach.

Coach Walker was named head coach in July. He is a Purdue alumnus and before returning to Purdue most recently led the rowing program at Culver Academies. {Pictured L to R: Duane Sellers, St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry; Coach Nathan Walker; Katy Bunder, CEO/president, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; and Wes Tillett, LUM executive director.}

Coach Walker shared that he is excited about Hunger Hike for three reason. First, the event raises money for vital food and nutrition programs and support. Second, as a Purdue student he participated in Hunger Hike and is honored to return in this new role. And lastly, he is proud to continue the tradition of engaging the Purdue rowing athletes in Hunger Hike, started by his former coach and predecessor, Coach Dave Kucik. Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, is thrilled that Coach Walker supports Hunger Hike, and the Purdue student athletes will continue to play an important role in the kick-off event on Riehle Plaza on Sunday, September 19.

Has HUNGER HIKE Reached the Goal? Not Yet!


4 Ways You Can Still Help – Reach $115,000 Goal

Each year at this time about 85% of the Hunger Hike goal has been reached. So it’s important that you still raise funds and give generously.

Here are 4 ways you can still help Hunger Hike reach its goal:

  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or TeamHERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Night at Texas Roadhouse (Lafayette) on Tuesday, September 25, view coupon sheet HERE.
  4. If you have a First Giving page or team — send it out again to all of your contacts asking for more donations, HERE

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Hunger Hike 2018 – Beautiful Weekend for a Hike


Fighting Hunger with Our Hearts & Soles!


Hunger Hike participants gathered this past Sunday to to raise awareness and funds for food programs locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

The weather was perfect — and the “hike” along the Wabash River was pleasant and picturesque. The Kick-off event was highlighted by an inspiring keynote from Race Johnson, Purdue Football alumnus as well as remarks from our two Honorary Co-chairsDave Kucik, Purdue Crew & Rowing coach, and Nadine Morgan (for Sharon Versyp), Purdue Women’s Basketball coach. Remarks were also offered by Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette City Council President Peter Bunder, Tippecanoe County Council President Tom Murtaugh and by Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry; Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, St. Thomas Aquinas Center; and Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. — our sponsoring organizations.

It began with the crowd cheering with the Purdue Cheerleaders & Purdue Pete and participating in Zumba with Miss Brooke & Kasie from Studio b Dance & Fitness. The US National Anthem was then sung by Jay Alan, Harrison High School senior and YouTube sensation. Throughout the entire event, there was live music by DJ Powder of Rat Pak Mobile DJsface-painting & balloon animals from the Unlimited Smiles Clown Ministry, massages by Lee Anne Akers of Essential Touch Massage, and Voter Registration.

After a blessing from Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, the “hikers” were led by Purdue Pete, Purdue Cheerleaders, Purdue Crew Team and Purdue Women’s Basketball Team up the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge and along the Wabash Heritage Trail. Hunger Hike concluded with a Celebration Picnic with hot dogs, chips & bottled water (courtesy of Texas Roadhouse, Sam’s Club & Aqua Systems).

Hunger Hike for the 26th straight year was successful in bringing much needed attention & funds to the battle against malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger — locally, regionally & globally.

Thanks to all who participated, raised funds, volunteered and donated.


Hunger Hike 2018 – QUICK LINKS:

  • Photos – Hunger Hike 5K Run
  • Photos – HH5K Run – Runners
  • Photos – Hunger Hike Kick-off event & 3K Walk
  • Results – HH5K Run by Category
  • Results – HH5K Run Overall

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LUM Fall Events: Hunger Hike – Port of Hope


Hunger Hike 2018 – ONLY One Month to Go
Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

 


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!

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Port of Hope – Benefits LUM Immigration Clinic
| Thursday, November 8 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Lafayette Brewing Co. |

| $40 per person | Live Entertainment | Hors d’oeuvres | Cash Bar | Silent Auction |


You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. (Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.)
Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun. There will be an auction for opportunities to purchase unique dining and other experiences.
We hope that you will not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the diversity of our community. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.
Attend – Port of Hope Tickets are limited so purchase them now so that you don’t miss out an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause. Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Donate – If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still would like to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online today (click below). If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 | immigration@lumserve.org).


For Tickets, click HERE.

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Countdown to Hunger Hike – One Month to Go


Start Fundraising Today – Hunger Hike 2018


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!


| Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 |
| Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 |
| Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

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Countdown to Hunger Hike – One Month to Go


Start Fundraising Today – Hunger Hike 2018


Hunger Hike 2018 is only 1 month away.

If you wish to support Hunger Hike, please make a donation today. To learn more about the impact and importance of your gift, click HERE.

Now would also be a perfect time to create a Team for your church or organization and begin raising money for Hunger Hike. Go to hungerhike.org for more information.

Join us in the Fight Against Hunger locally, regionally & globally — through the good work of the sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas.

Thanks in advance for your support of Hunger Hike. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org, call 765-423-2691 or go to hungerhike.org.

Fighting Against Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles!


| Hunger Hike – Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 |
| Riehle Plaza | 2 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 |
| Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

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Hunger Hike 2018 – Get Started TODAY – www.hungerhike.org


Hunger Hike is Only 3 Months Away – Why Wait?

Hunger Hike is only a short three months away.

Why not get started NOW?

Here’s what you need to know to begin raising money and “fighting hunger.”

Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally.


HH5K Run 

  • Saturday, September 15
  • 9 a.m. – run starts
  • Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette

Hunger Hike (Official Kick-off & 3K Walk)

  • Sunday, September 16
  • 2 p.m. – hike starts
  • Riehle Plaza, Lafayette

Hunger Hike is the perfect fundraising event for a team or group — like a church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any way you choose.


We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:

Donate Online | Online Fundraising Site | HH5K Run Registration |


If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike event sponsor. If interested, email hungerhike@lumserve.org for more information.


For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike see below or go to our website — www.hungerhike.org.


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5 Ways YOU Can Still Support HUNGER HIKE


Here are 5 ways you can still help Hunger Hike reach its goal:

  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or Team, HERE— then click the TEAM tab
  3. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Nights, view coupon sheet HERE. 
  4. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Nights, view coupon sheet HERE. Panda Express, West Lafayette – Saturday, October 21.
  5. Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, NOW – October 31, sign up HERE
  6. If you have a First Giving page — send a message to all of your contacts asking to donate, HERE

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Hunger Hike 2017 – 25 Years Celebrated


Beautiful Day – Lively Crowd – Important Cause


Hunger Hike participants gathered this past Sunday to to raise awareness and raise funds for food programs locally, regionally & globally — through the work of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders and the Haiti Ministry at St. Tom’s.

This year was extra special because Hunger Hike 2017 is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. To help us celebrate, remarks and well wishes were offered by State Senator Ron Alting, State Representative Sheila Klinker, State Representative Sally Siegrist, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Tippecanoe Superior Court Judges Steve Meyer & Sean Persin as well as representatives from our sponsoring organizations — Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry; Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, St. Thomas Aquinas Center and Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

Before it all began the crowd was treated to Zumba with Brooke & Kasie from Studio b Dance & Fitness and the National Anthem sung by Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker & her daughter, Kelly Jacobs, director of music for the Cathedral of St. Mary. Throughout the entire event , there was live music by Rat Pak Mobile DJs, face-painting & balloon animals from the Unlimited Smiles Clown Ministry, and massages from Lee Anne Akers of Essential Touch Massage. Although Honorary Co-chair Dave Kucik, Purdue Crew coach, was not able to join us this year, Jason Mitchell, the assistant coach, and the entire team were in attendance.

The Honorary Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Purdue Women’s Basketball coach, fired up the crowd before they set off on the 3K hike for hunger. Purdue Pete, Purdue Cheerleaders, Purdue Crew Team and Purdue Women’s Basketball Team led the hikers up the John T. Myers Bridge and on the Wabash Heritage Trail along the Wabash River. Hunger Hike concluded with a Celebration Picnic with hot dogs, chips & bottled water for all participants (courtesy of Texas RoadhouseFrito Lay & Aqua Systems).

Hunger Hike once again successfully brought much needed attention & funds to the battle against malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger.


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6 Ways YOU Can Still Support HUNGER HIKE


Each year at this time about 85% of the Hunger Hike goal has been reached. So it’s important that you still raise funds and give. Here are 5 ways you can still help Hunger Hike reach its goal:

  1. Buy limited edition Hunger Hike T-shirts – all weekend at St. Thomas Aquinas Center.
  2. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  3. Support a Hiker or Team, HERE— then click the TEAM tab
  4. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Nights (see above), view coupon sheet HERE
  5. Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, NOW – October 31 (see above), sign up HERE
  6. If you have a First Giving page — send it out again to all of your contacts asking for more donations. HERE

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