Hunger Hike 2024 – September 22

Mark your calendars — Hunger Hike 2024 is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, September 22. If you wish to make a donation to Hunger Hike, click the button below. If you are interested in becoming a Hunger Hike event sponsor, email

Hunger Hike is coming soon. Why not get started NOW? Here’s what you need to know to begin raising money and “fighting hunger.”

Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Hunger Hike (Celebration & 1.5K Walk) event details are as follows:

  • Sunday, September 22
  • 1 p.m. – Event begins; 2 p.m. – Hike starts
  • Riehle Plaza, Lafayette

Hunger Hike is the perfect event for a team or group — church group, student organization, civic group or your family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any way you choose. We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:

Help us Fight Hunger

Hunger Hike is a unique cooperative fundraiser with a history stretching back more than 30 years. The money raised will be shared evenly between Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, and the Saint Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry.

Lafayette Urban Ministry will use the money to support food and nutrition programs for at-risk children and working families, including the LUM food pantries, meals for the homeless, to-go-meals, and food for children in their summer camp, after school, and summer childcare programs.

Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. will use the money to provide protein, milk, and eggs in Tippecanoe County through their Fresh Market Pantry.

Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Center will use the money to provide hybrid seeds, food, clean drinking water, medicine and more to the people of Baudin parish, Haiti.

Nathan Walker | Director of Programs and Facilities & Head Men’s Coach | Purdue Rowing & Crew Team

Nathan began his rowing career at Purdue in 2000, was voted Most Valuable Oarsman twice (’03, ’04) and stroked the V8 in 2004 to a 2nd place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta. Since graduating from college Nathan has coached high school, college, and masters rowers all across the country, including serving as the Head Novice Men’s Coach at Purdue, a Masters Women’s Coach at Alexandria Community Rowing Club, the Head Coach at Fairfax High School, the Director of Rowing at The College of William and Mary, the Head Men’s Coach at Norcal Crew, and most recently the Director of Rowing at Culver Academies before being hired back at his alma mater Purdue. He has coached crews to medals at Dad Vails, ACRAs, Head of the Charles, Youth Nationals, and Scholastic Nationals, and coached athletes to spots on the U19, U23, and Senior National Teams.


Dr. Anne Marie Edwards | Director of the Purdue Black Cultural Center


Dr. Anne Marie Edwards serves as the director of the Purdue University Black Cultural Center.  Prior to this role, she held various roles in higher education including her most recent role as the director of the Center for Black Studies at Northern Illinois University. She received a B.S. and M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University and worked in the hospitality industry for several years until returning to school to obtain an M.B.A. from Valparaiso University. She earned a doctorate in educational psychology in August of 2021 where her emphasis centered Black women and identity development in the higher education environment. Her other research interests include topics around race, motivation, leadership, and career development. Dr. Edwards is interested in ways of making research accessible to the public. Dr. Edwards is an active member of the Association of Black Culture Centers (ABCC), National Council for Black Studies (NCBS), NASPA, and her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She has presented at ABCC, NCBS, MWERA, NASPA, ACPA, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALAH) and at the International Self-Determination theory conference.  Dr. Edwards is one of the co-hosts of the podcast Blkwomynvoices, a biweekly show about Black womyn and higher education.

If you would like to become a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor, email for more information.