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Hunger Hike Launches New Website

Hunger Hike 2015 has recently launched a new website — just in time for the September rush of fundraising activity.

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The new website offers the latest technology to our participants to do everything online 24/7. It also includes tools for individuals who like to do their Hunger Hike fundraising the “old school” way — using sign-up sheets and going door-to-door.

The features of the new Hunger Hike are as follows:

  • Hunger Hike fundraising
    • Donate online through PayPal using PayPal account or credit card
    • Create an online fundraising page — write personalized messages and use direct email and social media posts to solicit donations from friends and relatives — who follow your hyperlink and donate online
    • Create or join a TEAM online — and use direct email and social media posts to solicit donations — which may be made online
    • Collection Form — download the Hunger Hike collection form and raise & collect funds face to face
    • Donate to a specific Hunger Hike “hiker” or “team” online
    • Live updates the progress toward our Goal
    • Live updates on the Top 5 Fundraisers
    • Direct connection to the Hunger Hike registration
  • HH5K Run
    • Register and pay fee online
    • Train for the 5K using our online route map
  • Volunteer — sign up to volunteer for either Saturday or Sunday using our online sign-up page, which sends reminders three days and one day before the day.
  • Promote Hunger Hike by downloading the flyer and posting at your work or school
  • Event Sponsors – Support a Hunger Hike event sponsor using our online list
  • Honorary Co-chairs – Learn more about our 2015 Honorary Co-chairs, sponsoring organizations, and history of Hunger Hike
  • Photos – The latest photos and news on Hunger Hike – read and subscribe to our blog

The NEW Hunger Hike website makes it easier to participate in Hunger Hike and get information quickly and conveniently. We encourage everyone to use the Hunger Hike website to raise the maximum amount of money for this important cause.

For more information on Hunger Hike 2015, please visit and explore our new website at www.hungerhike.org.

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry

Katy Bunder
Executive Director
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP
Pastor, Director of Campus Ministry
St. Thomas Aquinas Center

Additional Information

HH LogoHunger Hike is an annual Fall community fundraising weekend which includes the traditional 3K Walk on Sunday as well as a 5K run on Saturday. This year Hunger Hike is Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20, 2015.

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 Center’s Haitian Ministry including the Haiti Water Purification Project. Since early 1990s Lafayette Urban Ministry, St. Thomas Aquinas Center and Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. have been organizing a walk to support food programs locally, regionally and globally. Formerly known as the Crop Walk, it was officially renamed Hunger Hike in 1993.

Today, Hunger Hike gives companies, organizations, families & individuals many ways to be a part of a community event with a tremendous positive impact on “Fighting Hunger.”


LUM Website — Offers Many New Features


After over 18 months of planning, copy-writing, and designing, LUM is thrilled to announce the launch of the new LUM website. Many thanks to Sylvia Mohler for her work designing and maintaining the former site for several years.

The new website was produced by the new LUM webmaster, Pablo Malavenda. Additional thanks go out to Wintek Corporation for their technical support and to the LUM volunteer IT consultant, Greg Veldman.

LUM is confident that you will find our new website much easier to find what you need — and to make your connection to LUM more meaningful. The launch of the new LUM website was celebrated this week at a reception where Malavenda was able to share some of the exciting new features (pictured below).


Having a strong web-presence is vital for today’snonprofits — and LUM is thankful to all of those who have made it possible for Lafayette Urban Ministry to have (in our humble opinion) the best website around. Please take some time to browse around our new website soon—www.lumserve.org.

Highlights of the New LUM Website


  • Easy to find LUM Program information
  • Easy to find LUM Volunteer opportunities
  • Easy to Donate online using secure PayPal links
  • Online Volunteer Applications now available
  • Online Registration & payment for events like Hunger Hike, HH5K Run & Follies
  • Online volunteer sign up for events like the Community Thanksgiving Celebration
  • Google Map to easily get directions to the LUM Office
  • Language translation feature translates any page using Google Translate
  • Live Weather posted for Downtown Lafayette
  • Calendar of LUM Events linked to Google Calendar
  • Blog posts for in depth look at LUM programs, clients, volunteers, events, staff, etc.