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Hunger Hike 2015

Hunger Hike 2015Mark your calendars for Hunger Hike 2015 – Hike to Feed the Hungry


Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to raise the awareness of and make a difference in the fight against hunger. Hunger Hike is open to participants of all ages and abilities who share a common goal: Fighting Hunger!

The Hunger Hike keystone event is the opening ceremonies on Sunday — immediately followed by the traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk. Hunger Hike also includes a 5K Run on Saturday morning.


The details of the Hunger Hike events are as follows:

Hunger Hike 3K Walk
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time: Noon – check-in; 2 p.m. – Hunger Hike 3K Walk starts
Place: Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette

HH5K Run
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 8:00-8:45 a.m. check-in; 9:00 a.m. race starts
Place: West Lafayette Trail System
Registration Cost: $30 includes T-Shirt


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.

It’s an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while enjoying a meaningful community event.


 

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Go to the official Hunger Hike website for more details — www.hungerhike.org


Hunger Hike 2014 – New Enthusiasm


Summer 2014


Dear Friend,


HH logoYou may recall that last year’s Hunger Hike event fell significantly short of its fundraising goal.  It was only through the concern, effort and generosity of people like you, that we were finally able to meet and exceed that goal in early December – a full two months after the event.

Since that time, Hunger Hike’s three sponsors – Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank and St. Thomas Aquinas Center’s Haitian Relief Ministry – have been hard at work proactively reorganizing our Hunger Hike fundraising efforts so as not to have a repeat of last year’s results.

We have been working so hard, that we recently 2012-09-16 Hunger Hike 2012 199 (2)announced to the community that we believe Hunger Hike has the capacity to raise $125,000 this year – a full 30% more than our 2013 goal!

There is so much new energy and enthusiasm in place for Hunger Hike that we are already looking forward to what a successful event might mean for our efforts to feed the hungry.


  • At the Lafayette Urban Ministry, the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry will extend its hours and be open on Saturdays in addition to its current operating hours during the week.
  • Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. would be able to expand its Mobile Pantry program to fight hunger when and where it is needed the most.
  • St. Tom’s Haiti Ministry would spend additional funds to further develop their pilot program of providing Haitian people with seeds that survive a variety of weather conditions.  They will also expand their water purification

We know that you have been a generous supporter of Hunger Hike in the past and we hope that you will join us in our effort to expand Hunger Hike’s impact during 2014.


First of all, you can help by circling the following dates on your calendar…

  • Hunger Hike 5K Run — Saturday, September 20, 8:00 a.m., West Lafayette’s Cumberland Park
  • Hunger Hike 3K Walk — Sunday, September 21, 2:00 p.m., Levee Plaza Parking lot in West Lafayette

You can also help by making a generous gift to Hunger Hike, right now, prior to the event.

Your gift of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will allow our three sponsor organizations to expand their programs, respond to pressing need and better fulfill their missions of feeding hungry children and strengthening families who are experiencing food insecurity.


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Hunger Hike is our community’s oldest and most well-respected fundraising walk, dating back to the early 1970’s.  Last year more than 1,100 people participated in the event.  Over the years, more than $1.5 million dollars have been raised, providing a critical social safety net to thousands of hungry children and adults.

We hope you will join us again this year by running a little faster, walking a little farther – and digging a little deeper.   Help us to meet the new and urgent challenges that face us each day on the front lines in the fight against hunger.

Can we hear from you today?  Make out your check to “Hunger Hike” and send it to LUM – or give online at www.HungerHike.org


Gratefully,


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Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry


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Rev. Patrick Baikauskas
Pastor/Director of Campus Ministries
St. Thomas Aquinas – the Catholic Center at Purdue


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Katy Bunder
Executive Director
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.


PS Please help us to reach Hunger Hike’s expanded goal of $125,000 so that our three sponsor organizations can better respond to the needs of those who come to us for food.  Place your gift of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, into the enclosed envelope and return it today.  You may also give online at www.HungerHike.org.


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How much should I donate? One helpful suggestion is to consider a donation equal to 10% of your monthly food budget or the cost of fast food meals for a month. To donate to Hunger Hike, click HERE.



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Hunger Hike 2013 – Start Fundraising TODAY


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Hunger Hike 2013
An Annual Event to Help Feed the Hungry

This SUNDAY, September 15, 2013

12:30 p.m. Donations Accepted | 2 p.m. Hunger Hike begins
Riehle Plaza, downtown Lafayette 
More info, click HERE | www.HungerHike.org

#HungerHike


Teams—Individuals—Fraternities/Sororities—Church Groups—Companies


Hunger Hike is this Sunday, September 15th — So, go to www.HungerHike.org, create a fundraising page, and help us make this the biggest Hunger Hike ever. Hunger is a fight that takes each and every one of us to battle — and Hunger Hike makes it easy and fun.

The time is NOW for you to get a group together for Hunger Hike 2013. Gather your group, create your team’s fundraising page online, and start collecting donations for Hunger Hike TODAY! All you will need to get started may be found at www.HungerHike.org.


There are lots of ways to participate!

  • HIKE! Organize a Team of friends, athletic team members, club members, fellow parishioners, family or co-workers
  • HIKE! Create your personal fundraising page and distribute it to your contacts via email and social media
  • HIKE! Collect donations from sponsors and bring to registration on the day of the Hunger Hike
  • Donate to Hunger Hike on-line, click HERE & designate “Hunger Hike”
  • Sponsor a Hiker — go to their fundraising page and donate to a Hiker or Team

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How does the Hunger Hike help?


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Hikers and their sponsors help meet the needs of hungry families in greater Lafayette, surrounding counties and Haiti. Donations go to food programs at the Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, and St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Thousands of low income families depend on these programs for food security. What should I know about hunger?

  • There are 870 million people in the world who do not eat enough to be healthy. That’s one in eight. (United Nations World Food Programme)
  • At least 15% of American households are food insecure. (USDA Economic Research Service)
  • Over 9,000 (43%) Tippecanoe County school children receive free or reduced price lunches. (Indiana Youth Institute)
  • Food Finders Food Bank distributes more than 6 million pounds of food annually to Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties.
  • At $250 per capita income, 80% of the rural Haitian population lives in poverty. (World Bank)
  • The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry serves 2,000 Tippecanoe County residents every month.

How much should I donate? One helpful suggestion is to consider a donation equal to 10% of your monthly food budget or the cost of fast food meals for a month. To donate to Hunger Hike, click HERE.

Sign up today to raise money for Hunger Hike — create an online fundraising page, click HERE.

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Hunger Hike – How Does It Help?


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Hunger Hike 2013

This SUNDAY, September 15, 2013

12:30 p.m. | Riehle Plaza, downtown Lafayette

An Annual Event to Help Feed the Hungry

More info, click HERE | www.HungerHike.org | #HungerHike


How does the Hunger Hike help?


hungerhike_benefactors


Hikers and their sponsors help meet the needs of hungry families in greater Lafayette, surrounding counties and Haiti. Donations go to food programs at the Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, and St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Thousands of low income families depend on these programs for food security. What should I know about hunger?

  • There are 870 million people in the world who do not eat enough to be healthy. That’s one in eight. (United Nations World Food Programme)
  • At least 15% of American households are food insecure. (USDA Economic Research Service)
  • Over 9,000 (43%) Tippecanoe County school children receive free or reduced price lunches. (Indiana Youth Institute)
  • Food Finders Food Bank distributes more than 6 million pounds of food annually to Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties.
  • At $250 per capita income, 80% of the rural Haitian population lives in poverty. (World Bank)
  • The St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry serves 2,000 Tippecanoe County residents every month.

How much should I donate? One helpful suggestion is to consider a donation equal to 10% of your monthly food budget or the cost of fast food meals for a month. To donate to Hunger Hike, click HERE.

Sign up today to raise money for Hunger Hike — create an online fundraising page, click HERE.



Join LUM online and help us serve children and families even better.


   

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