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Honorary Co-Chairs


Sharon Versyp | Head Coach | Purdue Women’s Basketball

Just as she did as a player, head coach Sharon Versyp has 2013-09-15-hungerhike2013-059-2put her stamp on the Purdue women’s basketball program. The former Boilermaker point guard has led Purdue to four Big Ten Tournament championships and two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in her nine seasons as the head coach at her alma mater. She is the second-winningest coach in Purdue history, earning her 180th victory on the Boilermaker sidelines on Feb. 20, 2014, and earned career victory No. 300 with an NCAA First Round victory on March 22, 2014. She has compiled a 194-108 record with the Boilermakers, an average of 21 wins per season, a 311-173 in 14 seasons as a Division I head coach, and her current contract has secured her presence on the Boilermaker sidelines through at least the 2019-20 season.

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David Kucik | Head Coach | Purdue Rowing & Crew Team

KucikCoach Kucik has been Purdue University’s Head Rowing Coach since August 1995. He began rowing in 1964 at Marietta High School. Since then, he has never been far from the sport. His high school crew earned bronze medals at the US Schoolboy National Championships in the spring of 1966. He attended college at Marietta College for one year before acceptance to the United States Naval Academy in 1969. As a collegiate rower, Kucik won all three major regattas; the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Regatta, Eastern Spirits and the Dad Vail Regatta.

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Resources


Hunger Hike Resources — Quick Links

Hunger Hike Fundraising

  • Hunger Hike RegistrationHERE
  • Hunger Hike Team Registration – HERE
  • Collection Form (PDF) – HERE
  • Donate to Hunger Hike – HERE
  • Donate to a Hunger Hike Team – HERE
  • Donate to a “Hiker”  HERE
  • Restaurant Fundraising Nights – HERE

Promotional Materials — Feel free to use anything below to promote Hunger Hike and your Hunger Hike team’s fundraising efforts.

  • Hunger Hike Flier (8.5″x11″) PDF – HERE
  • Hunger Hike Poster PDF – | 11″x17″ | 12″x18″ |
  • Hunger Hike Postcard/handouts PDF – | 6″x4.25″ | 7.5″x5″ |
  • Bulletin/Newsletter Insert 2-sided (8.5″x11″) PDF – HERE
  • Bulletin/Newsletter Article – Sample Text –  | PDF Word Doc |
  • Social Media
    • Facebook Banner/Cover Photo JPG – HERE
    • Instagram Ad Photo (Square) JPG – HERE
  • Hunger Hike PhotosHERE
  • Logo HERE

       


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Volunteer at Hunger Hike

  • Learn more, click HERE
  • Sign up online, click HERE

Other Information

  • Sponsoring Organizations – HERE
  • Event SponsorsHERE

Sponsoring Organizations


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All Hunger Hike proceeds benefit the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. Learn more about the Hunger Hike sponsoring organizations.


Lafayette Urban Ministry
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The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of more than 40 churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette’s needy children and families.

For over 40 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and the self-respect to low-income people in the Greater Lafayette area. LUM takes an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana.

Website | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 | (765) 423-2691


Haiti Ministry – St. Thomas Aquinas Center
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Several times a year, the Haiti Committee at St. Thomas Aquinas travel to St. Francis Xavier Church in Baudin, Haiti. St. Tom’s has over the decades offer medical treatment, administered medicine, improved the quality of water, assisted with strategies to grow food, store food and produce and store seeds.

St. Thomas Aquinas serves as the Catholic Center at Purdue University. The parish engages the youthful energy of all its members to nurture their faith journey across all generations through liturgy, spiritual and intellectual formation, stewardship, and justice with peace. They joyfully welcome all who wish to meet life’s challenges through lived faith in Jesus Christ.

Website | 535 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 | (765) 743-4652


Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

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Since 1981, Food Finders Food Bank has been a critical component of the welfare of Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties in Indiana: providing food to member agencies, advocating for the hungry, and educating the public about hunger-related issues.

Funded by United Way, foundations, grants, the USDA, corporations, sponsors, and individual donors, Food Finders Food Bank annually distributes more than 7 million pounds of food to a network of non-profit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout north central Indiana.

Website | 1204 Greenbush Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 | (765) 471-0062


 

Event Sponsors

HH sponsorHere are our Hunger Hike 2019 event sponsors — so far. Please thank them for joining the Fight Against Hunger —  and support their businesses, please.

If you’re interested in becoming a 2019 Hunger Hike event sponsor, please call or email us (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org).


Diamond Level – $5,000 – $9,999


Gold Level  – $2,000 – $4,999


Silver Level – $1,000 – $1,999


Bronze Level – $500 – $999

  • Centier Bank
  • City of Lafayette, Indiana
  • Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.
  • Henry Poor Lumber
  • Hodson’s Bay Company
  • Horizon Bank
  • Instant Copy Printing
  • Meijer
  • Property Solution Contractors, Inc.
  • Sagamore Ready Mix
  • Underwood Agency
  • Warren County REMC

Friend Level – $300 – $499

  • Arni’s
  • Blichmann Engineering, LLC
  • Chosnek Law, PC
  • DRLF Consulting LLC
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • Henriott Group, Inc.
  • IGH Steel Fabrication, Inc.
  • NeoVision Optical
  • Stuart & Branigin LLP

In Kind Gifts & Services

  • Aqua Systems – Lafayette
  • Awards Unlimited
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • RatPak Mobile DJs
  • Sign Art Etc.
  • Studio b Dance & Fitness
  • Texas Roadhouse – Lafayette

Wish to be a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor?

If so, please call or email us (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org).


Learn more about Hunger Hike, click HERE.

Volunteer

Hunger Hike relies on dozens of volunteers for the Hunger Hike Kick-off event & 3K Walk and more. Please consider becoming a Hunger Hike volunteer as well as a Hunger Hike fundraiser. Sign up to volunteer online, click HERE.


  • Hunger Hike (3K Walk), Sunday, September 20- Volunteers Sign up HERE
    • Set up, Check in, Water distribution, Route guides, Serve hot dogs, Break down
  • T-shirts Sales, Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 26 & 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Center – Volunteer Sign Up HERE
  • Fundraising Night at Texas Roadhouse, TBA from 4 – 10 p.m. – Volunteers Sign up HERE

Thank you.


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Sunday – 3K Walk

Come join us for the Hunger Hike 3K Walk
Get pledges and donations — and raise funds for Hunger Hike
Ways to Participate:

  • Donate NOW to Hunger Hike 2019, click HERE
  • Become a Hunger Hike 3K Walk participant, raise $50 or more and bring your donation to Check-in on Sunday, September 22, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Create a personal Online Fundraising Page, click HEREuse your email contacts and send a personalized email message to your friends and family asking for and collecting donations online to support your participation in Hunger Hike.
  • Join or start a Hunger Hike team, click HERE
  • Collect Donations the “old school” way.

Hunger Hike 3K Walk Details:
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: Noon – check-in; 2 p.m. – Hunger Hike 3K Walk starts
Place: Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette

Check-in starts at Noon EDT
Check-In is located at Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette. Fundraising Participants may drop off their donations and pick up their T-shirt before the 3K Walk on Sunday, September 22 starting at NOON.

Walk begins at 2 p.m. EDT
The Hunger Hike 3K Walk start/finish point is Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette. Map is below.

Be a part of the annual Hunger Hike 3K Walk and Hike to Feed the Hungry. The Hunger Hike 3K Walk is open to participants of all ages and abilities who share a common goal: Fighting Hunger!

The Hunger Hike 3K Walk will convene at Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette. The 3K Walk route is flat and paved and allows participants to walk while enjoying a scenic route along the Wabash River in early autumn.

All Hunger Hike 3K Walk proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the 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.


3K Walkers
Each individual must raise at least $50 to be a Hunger Hike 3K Walk participant. Each Hunger Hike 3K Walk participant will receive a Hunger Hike T-shirt, water and a snack. Participants may purchase additional Hunger Hike T-shirts for $15.00 each.

Participants may bring their donation to the Hunger Hike 3K Walk Check-in on Sunday, September 22. Participants may also use the Hunger Hike online fundraising page and join (or start) a Hunger Hike fundraising team. This will allow you to email your contacts and send a personalized email message to your friends and family asking for and collecting donations online to support your participation in Hunger Hike. To create a personal online fundraising page, click HERE.

Virtual 3K Walkers
Participate in the Hunger Hike 3K Walk even if you’re Out of Town, prefer walking on a treadmill, or just want to sleep in –- and make a difference as a Hunger Hike 3K Walk Virtual Walker. Each Virtual Walker will receive a Hunger Hike T-shirt and will be listed in the final results as a supporter of the Hunger Hike.

Benefits & Prizes
All Hunger Hike 3K Walk participants who raise $50 or more for Hunger Hike will receive a special Hunger Hike T-shirt. Participants will be provided with water and a snack following the walk.


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Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer at Hunger Hike event online, click HERE.


Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors! 

Thank our event sponsors —  and support their businesses, please. Hunger Hike 2018 event sponsors, list HERE.

Hunger Hike – Info


Hunger Hike is an annual community fundraising event whose mission is to raise the IMG_1579 (1222x1280)
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 Kick-off event on Sunday — immediately followed by the traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk.


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6 Ways to Participate

  1. Hike/walk in the Hunger Hike 3K Walk, Information HERE
  2. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  3. Support a Team, HERE
  4. Become a Sponsor, email lum@lumserve.org or call 765-423-2691
  5. Collect donations the “old school” way
  6. Promote Hunger Hike – Flier, Poster, Postcard & more – click HERE

Hunger Hike (Kick-off & 3K Walk)

  • Sunday, September 22
  • Noon – Check-in & DJ Music; 1:15 p.m. Zumba; 1:45 p.m. – Welcome;
    2 p.m. – Hike begins; 3 p.m. – Hot Dog Picnic
  • Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette, IN

More information, click HERE


Sponsoring Organizations
All Hunger Hike proceeds benefit the Lafayette Urban Ministry Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Learn more, click HERE.


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Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors! 

Take the time to THANK all of our event sponsors —  and support their businesses, please.
Hunger Hike event sponsors, list HERE.


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Volunteer

Hunger Hike events need dozens of volunteers. Please consider helping. Learn more HERE.


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Fr. Charles (Haiti) Visits Hunger Hike Team

HH LogoThis past Monday, the Hunger Hike team had a rare visit from the pastor from St. Francis Xavier Church in Baudin, Haiti—Father Charles Jean Pierre. Through the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Baudin is our “sister” community in Haiti.

Fr. Charles met with several groups including the Hunger Hike team. His message was simple — thank you, we need you, and you’re having a positive impact.

The meeting also included reports from members of the Haiti Ministry, John Ginda & Rob2015-08-24 2015-08-24 001 087 (2) (1024x1023) Pahl, as well as the St. Tom’s pastor, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas.


If you wish to learn more, please read the recently published News Article covering this meeting, click HERE.

To learn more about Hunger in Haiti, click HERE.


Please JOIN our Fight Against Hunger—locally, regionally & globally—by participating in Hunger Hike 2015.


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Donate

Give to Hunger Hike Now:

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  • Donate to a Hunger Hike Team, HEREhh2
  • Donate to a “Hiker,” HERE
  • Mail in or Drop Off a Donation
    • Make your check payable to “Hunger Hike”
    • Mail or Drop off to —
      Hunger Hike, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • Subway Restaurants – put your donation in their collection boxes
  • Texas Roadhouse Fundraising Night – Tuesday, October 1 – 20% donated to Hunger Hike, click HERE