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:
- St. Thomas Aquinas ($30,031)
- Chapel of the Good Shepherd
- St. John’s Episcopal
- Bethany Presbyterian
- Central Presbyterian
The top six INDIVIDUAL fundraisers:
- Rob Pahl ($10,930) – First individual to raise over $10,000
- Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP
- Jane & Duane Sellers
- Dr. Michael Lockwood
- Patti O’Callaghan
The top organization/group TEAMS:
- Decatur Street Kids ($2,079)
- Dogs Against Hunger
- Purdue English Department – Poets & Critics
- Grandma’s Bunch
- 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike
— Sunday, September 20, 2020 —