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LUM Food Pantry – Commitment to Downtown

Grand Reopening – Relocation to St. John’s Church

The LUM Protein Food Pantry opened this morning in a new and improved downtown Lafayette location. Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, hosted the Grand Reopening which featured a ribbon cutting ceremony and a blessing by the Rev. Andrea Arsene, the Curate at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette.

Remarks were offered and a citation was presented by State Representatives Sheila Klinker & Chris Campbell. The individuals who participated in the “Ribbon Cutting” were (pictured L to R above) the Rev. Arsene, Teresa Lohrman (St. John’s), Wes Tillett, Rep. Chris Campbell, Rabbi Karen Fanwick, the Rev. Brandon Smith (Heartland Community Church), Rep. Sheila Klinker, Amy O’Shea (United Way), Kathy Parker (West Lafayette City Council), and Nina Morgan (LUM Board member & Protein Food Pantry volunteer director). At 10 a.m., clients were welcomed into the food pantry to receive fresh fruit & vegetables, paper supplies, frozen meat and a variety of other food staples.

Both the LUM Protein Food Pantry and Westside Food Pantry serve all residents of Tippecanoe County. Thanks to everyone who attended the Grand Reopening and helped us celebrate the new location of the LUM Protein Food Pantry. Individuals can help the two LUM Food Pantries in FOUR ways:

  1. Food Drive – Sponsor a food drive at your church, business or in your neighborhood. Extra Credit – Make it a MONTHLY food drive
  2. Donate – Make a monetary donation or Donate “needed items
  3. Volunteer – Sign up to volunteer at one of the LUM food pantries
  4. Promote – Tell your friends, family, and members of your church, group, business or organizations

If you wish to sponsor a food drive or donate needed items, the list of items the food pantry needs is as follows:

  • Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins & facial tissues
  • Peanut butter; Eggs
  • Canned meats (beef, chicken) & canned fish (tuna)
  • Beans, legumes & lentils – dry or canned
  • Fresh produce: fruits & vegetables
  • Baby diapers & wipes; Infant formula
  • Feminine Hygiene Products: liners, napkins, pads, tampons, wipes
  • Adult incontinence protection aids (unisex briefs)

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, donate needed items, register for Hunger Hike — or simply have questions or need further information, go to lumserve.org/food-pantry, call 765-423-2691 or email foodpantry@lumserve.org.

LUM Westside Food Pantry Opening SOON


An Historic Milestone for Our Community


Lafayette Urban Ministry is thrilled to announce that the new LUM Westside Food Pantry has been approved by the state and will welcome clients as soon as next Friday. This new food program is a partnership between LUM and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County with the support of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. It complements the LUM Protein Food Pantry, located in downtown Lafayette, and is the only TEFAP food pantry in West Lafayette. The Protein Food Pantry is open on Thursday mornings, and the Westside Food Pantry will be open on Friday mornings. If you have questions or need further information, go to lumserve.org/food-pantry, call 765-423-2691 or email foodpantry@lumserve.org.


YOU can HELP the new LUM Westside Food Pantry by “stocking the shelves” with food items before it opens on Friday, May 7.


Here are FOUR ways you can help:

  1. Food Drive – Sponsor a food drive at your church, business or in your neighborhood. Extra Credit – Make it a MONTHLY food drive
  2. Donate – Make a monetary donation or Donate “needed items
  3. Volunteer – Sign up to volunteer at one of the LUM food pantries
  4. Promote – Tell your members and friends; Insert this article in your bulletins, emails, on social media and websites

Cheryl Fowler, LUM Board president shared that,

This is an exciting time for LUM.
After months of gathering data, it is clear that West Lafayette needs a food pantry.

The LUM Westside Food Pantry will complement the LUM Protein Food Pantry, which is located in downtown Lafayette. The Protein Food Pantry is open every Thursday morning, and Westside Food Pantry will be open on Friday mornings.


Please help LUM help your neighbors who need basic food assistance.

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


Help Us Promote – Marketing Resources

  • Flier – click HERE
  • Bulletin/Newsletter article – click HERE
  • Logo – click HERE
  • Facebook/Instagram (square) Post – click HERE
  • Twitter/LinkedIn Post – click HERE
  • Facebook (landscape) Post – click HERE
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New LUM Westside Food Pantry Opening May 7


“Stock the Shelves” of New LUM Food Pantry


Lafayette Urban Ministry is expanding its food assistance program by opening the LUM Westside Food Pantry in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County and with the support of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.


YOU can HELP the new LUM Westside Food Pantry by “stocking the shelves” with food items before it opens on Friday, May 7.


Here are FOUR ways you can help:

  1. Food Drive – Sponsor a food drive at your church, business or in your neighborhood. Extra Credit – Make it a MONTHLY food drive
  2. Donate – Make a monetary donation or Donate “needed items
  3. Volunteer – Sign up to volunteer at one of the LUM food pantries
  4. Promote – Tell your members and friends; Insert this article in your bulletins, emails, on social media and websites

Cheryl Fowler, LUM Board president shared that,

This is an exciting time for LUM.
After months of gathering data, it is clear that West Lafayette needs a food pantry.

The LUM Westside Food Pantry will complement the LUM Protein Food Pantry, which is located in downtown Lafayette. The Protein Food Pantry is open every Thursday morning, and Westside Food Pantry will be open on Friday mornings.


Please help LUM help your neighbors who need basic food assistance.

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


Help Us Promote – Marketing Resources

  • Flier – click HERE
  • Bulletin/Newsletter article – click HERE
  • Logo – click HERE
  • Facebook/Instagram (square) Post – click HERE
  • Twitter/LinkedIn Post – click HERE
  • Facebook (landscape) Post – click HERE
Twitter Post

Instagram – Facebook Post

Facebook Post

New LUM Westside Food Pantry Opening


“Stock the Shelves” of New LUM Food Pantry

This spring, Lafayette Urban Ministry will be expanding its food assistance program by opening the LUM Westside Food Pantry in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County and with the support of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.


YOU can HELP the new LUM Westside Food Pantry by “stocking the shelves” with food items before it opens later this spring.


Here are FOUR ways you can help:

  1. Food Drive – Sponsor a food drive at your church, business or in your neighborhood. Extra Credit – Make it a MONTHLY food drive
  2. Donate – Make a monetary donation or Donate “needed items
  3. Volunteer – Sign up to volunteer at one of the LUM food pantries
  4. Promote – Tell your members and friends; Insert this article in your bulletins, emails, on social media and websites

Cheryl Fowler, LUM Board president shared that,

This is an exciting time for LUM.
After months of gathering data, it is clear that West Lafayette needs a food pantry.

The LUM Westside Food Pantry will complement the LUM Protein Food Pantry, which is located in downtown Lafayette. The Protein Food Pantry will be open on Thursday mornings, and Westside Food Pantry will be open on Friday mornings. Future plans include moving the Protein Food Pantry to a better location and expanding the hours of operation at both sites. 


Please help LUM help your neighbors who need basic food assistance.

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


Help Us Promote – Marketing Resources

  • Flier – click HERE
  • Bulletin/Newsletter article – click HERE
  • Logo – click HERE
  • Facebook/Instagram (square) Post – click HERE
  • Twitter/LinkedIn Post – click HERE
  • Facebook (landscape) Post – click HERE
Twitter Post

Instagram – Facebook Post

Facebook Post

New LUM Westside Food Pantry Opening


“Stock the Shelves” of New LUM Food Pantry

This spring, Lafayette Urban Ministry will be expanding its food assistance program by opening the LUM Westside Food Pantry in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County and with the support of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.


YOU can HELP the new LUM Westside Food Pantry by “stocking the shelves” with food items before it opens later this spring.


Here are FOUR ways you can help:

  1. Food Drive – Sponsor a food drive at your church, business or in your neighborhood. Extra Credit – Make it a MONTHLY food drive
  2. Donate – Make a monetary donation or Donate “needed items
  3. Volunteer – Sign up to volunteer at one of the LUM food pantries
  4. Promote – Tell your members and friends; Insert this article in your bulletins, emails, on social media and websites

Cheryl Fowler, LUM Board president shared that,

This is an exciting time for LUM.
After months of gathering data, it is clear that West Lafayette needs a food pantry.

The LUM Westside Food Pantry will complement the LUM Protein Food Pantry, which is located in downtown Lafayette. The Protein Food Pantry will be open on Thursday mornings, and Westside Food Pantry will be open on Friday mornings. Future plans include moving the Protein Food Pantry to a better location and expanding the hours of operation at both sites. 


Please help LUM help your neighbors who need basic food assistance.

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


Help Us Promote – Marketing Resources

  • Flier – click HERE
  • Bulletin/Newsletter article – click HERE
  • Logo – click HERE
  • Facebook/Instagram (square) Post – click HERE
  • Twitter/LinkedIn Post – click HERE
  • Facebook (landscape) Post – click HERE
Twitter Post

Instagram – Facebook Post

Facebook Post

LUM Food Pantry – Four Ways to Get Engaged

The LUM Protein Food Pantry needs you. Here are four ways to get engaged today. This new “pop up” food pantry is open weekly and focuses on providing “protein, paper goods & produce.”

Volunteers are needed each Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and delivery of donated items will be received during that time.

Four Ways YOU can help the LUM Food Programs are as follows:

  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer, click HERE
  • Donate Needed Items, click HERE
  • Participate in Hunger Hike, 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.

LUM Protein Food Pantry Needs You

Donations & Volunteers Needed Weekly

To offer a good variety of proteins and paper products, the LUM Protein Food Pantry relies on donations from individuals, churches, companies and groups. The LUM food pantry also needs volunteers each Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to unload food, set up, check-in & assist families, and breakdown.

FOUR ways YOU can help the LUM Protein Food Pantry are as follows:

If you wish to sponsor a food drive or donate needed items, the list of items the food pantry needs is as follows:

  • Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins & facial tissues
  • Peanut butter; Eggs
  • Canned meats (beef, chicken) & canned fish (tuna)
  • Beans, legumes & lentils – dry or canned
  • Fresh produce: fruits & vegetables
  • Baby diapers & wipes; Infant formula
  • Feminine Hygiene Products: liners, napkins, pads, tampons, wipes
  • Adult incontinence protection aids (unisex briefs)

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, donate needed items, register for Hunger Hike — or simply have questions or need further information, go to lumserve.org/food-pantry, call 765-423-2691 or email foodpantry@lumserve.org.

Grace Lutheran Church Donates Needed Items


Generous Gifts to LUM This Holiday Season


The members of Grace Lutheran Church collected and donated a truck-load of much “needed items” to Lafayette Urban Ministry. Some of the items will be used in the LUM Emergency Shelter and some will be distributed to the families served by the LUM Protein Food Pantry. LUM is very grateful to Grace Lutheran for their continued support of those served by LUM Programs including local families, children and individuals experiencing homelessness.

IBEW Local 668 Donate 36 Hams & More


Generous Gifts to LUM This Holiday Season

Thanks to the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 668 for their recent donation of 36 hams and macaroni & cheese meals to Lafayette Urban Ministry. The hams will be distributed to local families at the LUM Protein Food Pantry, just in time for Christmas. LUM is grateful to IBEW 668 for their continued support of the LUM mission.

LUM Protein Food Pantry Needs You

Donations & Volunteers Needed Weekly

To offer a good variety of proteins and paper products, the LUM Protein Food Pantry relies on donations from individuals, churches, companies and groups. The LUM food pantry also needs volunteers each  hursday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to unload food, set up, check-in & assist families, and breakdown.

Five ways YOU can help the LUM Protein Food Pantry are as follows:

If you wish to sponsor a food drive or donate needed items, the list of items the food pantry needs is as follows:

  • Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins & facial tissues
  • Peanut butter; Eggs
  • Canned meats (beef, chicken) & canned fish (tuna)
  • Beans, legumes & lentils – dry or canned
  • Fresh produce: fruits & vegetables
  • Baby diapers & wipes; Infant formula
  • Feminine Hygiene Products: liners, napkins, pads, tampons, wipes
  • Adult incontinence protection aids (unisex briefs)

If you wish to make a monetary donation, volunteer, donate needed items, register for Hunger Hike — or simply have questions or need further information, go to lumserve.org/food-pantry, call 765-423-2691 or email foodpantry@lumserve.org.