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Hunger Hike Co-chairs Kick Off Fundraising


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Recently there was a special Hunger Hike kick-off event and this year’s Honorary Co-chairs were introduced.

They are Purdue coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball), Dave Shondell (women’s volleyball) & Dave Kucik (rowing & crew). Coach Sharon Versyp & Coach Dave Kucik attended and spoke passionately about Hunger Hike and how important it is to come together as a community to Fight Hunger.

They put out a challenge to the entire community to start fundraising now and to beat last year’s Hunger Hike total of $101,000.

Representatives from the three sponsoring organizations—Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center—also offered remarks. At the end of the event, the Diamond & Gold Level event sponsors were thanked and acknowledged. The Diamond Level event sponsor is Walmart/Sam’s Club; and the Gold Level sponsors are Alcoa, Inc., Bison Financial Group, Cook Medical, and The Kroger Co. (Pay Less Super Market). Please join us in thanking all of our corporate donors and support them if you have the opportunity. To see a list of our 2016 Hunger Hike Sponsors (so far), click HERE.

See below for more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike 2016 or go to our website — www.hungerhike.org. To give to Hunger Hike, click HERE.


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{Pictured above L to R: Rob Pahl, St. Thomas Aquinas; Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; Coach Sharon Versyp; Coach Dave Kucik; and Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry}


 

Hunger Hike Fundraising is in Full Swing


Fundraising is in full swing for Hunger Hike 2015

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Hunger Hike 2015 is about a month away but funds are starting to trickle in. Several local Corporations have already made donations; and a Solicitation Letter has recently been put in the US mail to individual Hunger Hike supporters. (See above — the Hunger Hike team worked diligently to get this mailer put together and in the mail.) Special thanks to Instant Copy (Lafayette) for donating all of the printing.

You can even give to Hunger Hike at all of your favorite local Subway restaurants — that all have collection boxes set up for their customers (like you) to donate to Hunger Hike. Oh — and there’s one at Jane’s Deli too.


Have YOU started fundraising for Hunger Hike yet?

To reach our goal of $100,000 — we really need YOUR participation. Here is how you can 2015-08-19 2015-08-19 001 002 (2)get started in the Fight Against Hunger with Hunger Hike 2015.


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Essential Information


HH logo (1)Hunger Hike is a community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hungerlocally, regionally, & globally. Hunger Hike benefits the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. &
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry.


HH5K Run
Saturday, September 19

  • 8 a.m. check-in; 9 a.m. Run
  • Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette
  • Parking: White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Avenue
  • $30 per person, includes T-Shirt
  • Register HERE

Hunger Hike 3K Walk
Sunday, September 20

  • Noon check-in; 1:15 p.m. Kick off starts; 1:45 p.m. welcome remarks;
    2 p.m. Hike begins
  • Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette
  • Donate $50 or more & receive a Hunger Hike T-Shirt
  • Hot Dogs, chips, drinks, face painting, Zumba and more
  • Register HERE

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

We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger at Hunger Hike 2015.


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


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HH5K Run 2015 — Race to Feed the Hungry


5K logoThis year Hunger Hike 2015 offers an opportunity for runners to also be a part of the fight against hunger — the HH5K Run — on Saturday, September 19th, one day prior to Hunger Hike (traditional 3K Walk). The HH5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities who share a common goal: Fighting Hunger!

The annual HH5K Run will convene at White Horse Christian Center (1780 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette) with start/finish in the Celery Bog Nature Area. The 5K route allows participants to run while a scenic route through West Lafayette in early autumn.


Advanced Registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome.


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All HH5K Run 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.

Be a part of the Hunger Hike 5K Run and Race to Feed the Hungry. For more information, route map & online registration form, click HERE.

 

Turkey Trot 5K Run – Registration


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LIVE RACE – Turkey Trot 5K Run – REGISTRATION

– Will Open Soon

  • Step 1: Begin your Turkey Trot 5K LIVE RACE Registration by filling out the Form below
  • Step 2: Confirm your Turkey Trot 5K LIVE RACE Registration with your Payment ($50 per runner). Payment Options — Online -or- By Mail -or- In Person.
  • Step 3: Sign up for a Packet Pick Up Time & a Race Start Time

For more details on the Turkey Trot 5K Run, click HERE.


{To register ANOTHER runner before you pay, click HERE.}


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Hunger Hike

Go to the official Hunger Hike website for more detailed information – HERE


HH logo (1)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 main event is the opening ceremonies on Sunday — immediately followed by the traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk.

Please note — If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE.


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Please note — If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE.


2019 – Hunger Hike events

Hunger Hike (Kick-off & 3K Walk)

  • Sunday, September 22
  • Noon – Check-in
  • 1:45 p.m. – Welcome
  • 2 p.m. – Hike begins
  • Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette

To participate, click HERE.


 Please note — If you wish to volunteer with Hunger Hike, click HERE.

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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