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Laura’s Kids Support LUM Camp & Food Pantry

Local Family Fund Donates $2,500 to LUM

Nancy Emig recently surprised LUM with a $2,500 donation. This gift was made possible by “Laura’s Kids,” a nonprofit created in memory of Laura Williams by Nancy & Greg Emig, her sister and brother-in-law and owners of Lafayette Brewing Company.

Laura Williams graduated from Chesterton High School and was a junior at Purdue University when she passed away unexpectedly in 2001. Laura had a special gift for working with children, and her goal was to become a child life specialist working with children with disabilities. In addition to Laura’s Kids, there is a memorial scholarship at Purdue for students in Human Development & Family Studies.

One thousand dollars was designated to support the LUM Protein Food Pantry, and $1,500 to LUM Camp. This generous gift will feed more than 1,000 local families and send 10 local children to LUM Camp next week. On behalf of the LUM students, THANK YOU to Laura’s Kids, the Emig Family and our friends at Lafayette Brewing Company.

{Pictured is Nancy with a LUM student and Bayley, her dog, who is the LUM reading buddy.}

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LUM Pilots New Protein Food Pantry

Lafayette Urban Ministry will begin piloting a new response to food insecurity in our community beginning April 4 — the LUM Protein Food Pantry. It will feature proteins, produce & paper products. Local families in need will be able to select canned and frozen meats & fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, beans & legumes, peanut butter, infant formula and paper products. High carb foods & snacks will be avoided. The LUM Protein Food Pantry will be open Thursday mornings at the LUM Ray Ewry Center (525 N 4th Street) in downtown Lafayette.

In addition, a committee of the LUM board is in place working to re-imagine and improve on how LUM best serves local children and families through food assistance initiatives. Stay tuned for news about LUM’s latest efforts.

Financial donations to the LUM Protein Food Pantry are welcome. The new LUM Protein Food Pantry will also need volunteers starting Thursday, April 4. If you are interested in volunteering or making an investment in the LUM Protein Food Pantry, click the appropriate button below.


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