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Hunger Hike 2019 Raised $96,899

End of Decade Total Raised $978,597

At a celebration this week, it was announced that the 28th annual Hunger Hike raised $96,899. Each of sponsoring organizations received $30,230. Collectively, THIS decade, Hunger Hike raised $978,597 (10 year total) – an amazing accomplishment in the fight against hunger. The celebration was capped off with the presentation of checks to representatives of the three sponsoring organizations: Duane Sellers & Chuck Anderson representing St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry; Katy Bunder, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; and Joe Micon, Lafayette Urban Ministry. All major donors and event sponsors were also recognized.

A majority of the money comes from local churches ($49,033). The top 5 CHURCH fundraisers:

  1. St. Thomas Aquinas ($30,031)
  2. Chapel of the Good Shepherd
  3. St. John’s Episcopal
  4. Bethany Presbyterian 
  5. Central Presbyterian

The top six INDIVIDUAL fundraisers:

  1. Rob Pahl ($10,930) – First individual to raise over $10,000
  2. Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP
  3. Jane & Duane Sellers 
  4. Dr. Michael Lockwood
  5. Patti O’Callaghan

The top organization/group TEAMS:

  1. Decatur Street Kids ($2,079)
  2. Dogs Against Hunger
  3. Purdue English Department – Poets & Critics
  4. Grandma’s Bunch
  5. Benton Central High School CAAP, Food Finders Food Bank & Tippecanoe Democrats (3-way tie)

Special thanks to DIAMOND Level event sponsor — The Lafayette Life Foundation ($5,000 donation); and the Gold Level event sponsors — Walmart/Sam’s Club of Lafayette/West Lafayette ($2,500 donation).

Total Hunger Hike corporate gifts totaled $25,136. To view all of our event sponsors, click HERE.

The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2019 will have a tremendous & immediate positive impact on the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Thank you all again for supporting Hunger Hike. More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at hungerhike.org. If you wish to become a Hunger Hike2020 event sponsor, please email hungerhike@lumserve.org).

Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike
— Sunday, September 20, 2020 —


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