Meet the Hunger Hike Honorary Co-chairs


Coach Gearlds & Coach Mitchell Join the Fight

Coach Mitchell & Coach Gearlds and Wes Tillett, executive director, Lafayette Urban Ministry; Kier Crites Muller, chief engagement officer, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; & Duane Sellers, St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry

Two prominent Purdue coaches announced this week that they will be teaming up with Hunger Hike to join the Fight Against Hunger.

This year’s Honorary Hunger Hike Co-chairs are Coach Katie Gearlds (women’s basketball) & Coach Jason Mitchell (rowing & crew). Both are passionate about the importance of Hunger Hike, the power of coming together as a community to Fight Hunger, and the value of Purdue students understanding the issues facing their university community. They issued a challenge to start fundraising now and to exceed this year’s goal of raising $100,000.

Coach Mitchell & Coach Gearlds, the 2022 Hunger Hike Co-chairs, are pictured (L to R seated) with the representatives from the three sponsoring organizations (pictured standing L to R) Wes Tillett, executive director, Lafayette Urban Ministry; Kier Crites Muller, chief engagement officer, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; & Duane Sellers, St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Each shared how vital this annual fundraiser is to funding the food programs necessary to addressing the current needs of the families — locally, regionally and abroad. To learn more about Coach Mitchell & Coach Gearlds, click HERE.

Hunger Hike will take place at Riehle Plaza (Lafayette, IN) on Sunday, September 18. For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike, please go to the official website — hungerhike.org.

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