Hunger Hike 2015 Raises $101,282

Hunger Hike Exceeds 2015 Fundraising Goal

At a HH Logocelebration this past Monday, it was announced that Hunger Hike 2015 not only raised a record amount but also exceeded the 2015 fundraising goal. For the first time in the 50 year history of Hunger Hike — the amount raised exceeded $100,000. The total is $100,282 in cash donations plus $1,000 in donations of gift cards.

Special thanks to the Lafayette Life Foundation for our final 2015 donation of $5,000 which took us over top.

A majority of the money comes from local churches and their fundraising efforts. The top church fundraisers this year were as follows:

Hunger Hike was also blessed with donations from many local companies. The top event sponsor donations this year were as follows:

On hand for the celebration were two of the Hunger Hike honorary co-chairs —

  • Coach Sharon Versyp, Purdue Women’s 2016-01-04 Hunger Hike Celebration 052 borderBasketball and
  • Coach David Kucik, Purdue Crew {pictured above};
  • representatives for the City of Lafayette, St. Tom’s, Good Shepherd;
  • as well as event sponsors:
    • Steven Wien, Bison Financial Group &
    • Kelli Luttrell, Alcoa {pictured right}.

The celebration was capped off with the presentation of checks to representatives of the three sponsoring organizations —

Hunger Hike 2015 raised a grand total of $101,282

($1,000 in gift cards), with each organization receiving $33,760.

The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2015 will have a tremendous & immedi2016-01-04 Hunger Hike Celebration 050 borderate positive impact on the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Thank you all again for making history this year at Hunger Hike.

Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike event weekend — September 17 & 18, 2016. More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at

If you wish to become a Hunger Hike 2016 event sponsor, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 |

If you wish to make an individual donation to Hunger Hike, click HERE.

More photos from the recent Hunger Hike celebration may be found HERE.

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