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Hunger Hike 2017 – Raises Over $110,000


Second Year in a Row – Funds Exceed $110,000

At a celebration this week, it was announced that the 25th annual Hunger Hike reached its goal. For the second year in a row Hunger Hike has raised over $110,000 — and for the third year, over $100,000.

The 2017 Hunger Hike total is $110,083 plus numerous gifts in kind. Each sponsoring agency received $36,694.

The celebration was capped off with the presentation of checks to representatives of the three sponsoring organizations: Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, 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 ($58,498). The top six CHURCH fundraisers:

  • St. Thomas Aquinas ($36,932)
  • Bethany Presbyterian ($3,384)
  • Chapel of the Good Shepherd ($3,366)
  • St. Andrew United Methodist ($2,235)
  • Central Presbyterian ($1,155)
  • St. John’s Episcopal ($1,125)

The top six INDIVIDUAL fundraisers:

  • Rob Pahl ($8,340)
  • Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP ($7,551)
  • Jane & Duane Sellers ($7,280)
  • Michael Lockwood ($4,250)
  • John Ginda ($2,705)
  • The Eros Family ($1,770)

The top organization/group TEAMS:

  • Purdue English Department Poets & Critics ($2,475)
  • Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. ($1,060)
  • Purdue Boxing Club ($990)
  • Purdue Crew ($550)
  • Grandma’s Bunch ($862)
  • Alpha Gamma Delta – Beta Xi Chapter at Purdue ($275)

Special thanks to DIAMOND Level event sponsors:

  • the Lafayette Life Foundation ($5,000)
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club ($5,500)

Total Hunger Hike corporate gifts totaled $30,488. To view all of our event sponsors, click HERE.



The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2017 will have a tremendous & immediate positive impact on the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Thank you all again for making history again this year at Hunger Hike.


Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike event weekend
— September 15 & 16, 2018 —


More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at www.hungerhike.org.
If you wish to become a Hunger Hike 2018 event sponsor, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 | jmicon@lumserve.org).


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Hunger Hike 2016 Raises $114,407


Hunger Hike Exceeds Fundraising Goal AGAIN!

Hunger HikeAt a celebration this morning, it was announced that Hunger Hike 2016 not only raised a record amount but also exceeded the 2016 fundraising goal. For the second year in a row the amount raised exceeded $100,000 — and for the fourth consecutive year it is the highest amount ever raised.

The 2016 total is $114,407 plus numerous gifts in kind.

Photos from this event may be viewed HERE.


Special thanks to Diamond Level event sponsors —

  • Walmart/Sam’s Club ($7,750)
  • the Lafayette Life Foundation ($5,000)

Total raised through corporate gifts is $39,665. To view all of our event sponsors, click HERE.


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

The top organization/group teams are as follows:

  • Purdue Computer Science ($1,286)
  • Food Finders ($1,170)
  • Grandma’s Bunch ($862)

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

Each sponsoring agency received $35,977.


The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2016 will have a tremendous & immediate 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 16 & 17, 2017.

More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at www.hungerhike.org.

If you wish to become a Hunger Hike 2017 event sponsor, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 | jmicon@lumserve.org).


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Top 2015 Hunger Hike Fundraisers Honored


Hunger Hike 2015 — 95% to Goal — So Far

Since Hunger Hike 2015 weekend, our fundraising committee has been hard at work raising more funds. Many individuals donations have also come in since September. Thus far approximately $95,000 has been pledged & donated to Hunger Hike. Our goal to raise $100,000 is so very close. Working together this goal can be achieved.


Top 2015 Hunger Hike Fundraisers Honored

At a recent LUM Board of Directors Meeting the top Hunger Hike fundraisers in three categories were honored and presented with trophies. The three categories are Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Church Fundraisers, and Top Group (non-church) Fundraisers.


HH STA top fundraiser   HH CGS top fundraiser   HH SAUMC top fundraiser

The Top Three Church Fundraisers for 2015 Hunger Hike are as follows:

  • 1st Place—St. Thomas Aquinas Center—$26,241. Accepting are Rob Pahl, Lauri Mitchell & John Ginda (pictured above, left);
  • 2nd Place—Chapel of the Good Shepherd—$ 4,477. Accepting is Mark Thomas (pictured above, center);
  • 3rd Place—St. Andrew United Methodist Church —$3,899. Accepting is Melissa Martin (pictured above, right).

HH CSLC-PU top fundraiserThe Top Group Fundraisers

Computer Science Learning Community at Purdue University—$1,030.

Accepting is their advisor, Scott Nelson (pictured left).


HH FrPatrick top fundraiserThe Top Individual Fundraiser

Fr. Patrick Baikaukas, OP—$6,786.

(pictured right with Joe Micon, LUM executive director).


Ways YOU Can Help

Ways the YOU can help us reach our fundraising goal of $100,000. Some suggestions on how you can donate and raise funds for our Fight Against Hunger:

  • Reach out to your friends and family—use Social Media, email, text
  • Donate NOW online to Hunger Hike, click HERE
  • Donate by mail— make checks payable to Hunger Hike, and mail to Hunger Hike, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • Donate in person— stop by the LUM Office
    (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette), M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Donate to a Team or Fundraiser, click HERE

All Hunger Hike proceeds support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry.

For more information on Hunger Hike — go to www.hungerhike.org.


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Hunger Hike Photo Memories

Check out this year’s photos on Facebook or Flickr. Please tag yourself & share the photos with #HungerHike. When you tag yourself and share — you’re spreading the word about Hunger Hike and our Fight Against Hunger — and generate more donations.

  • Hunger Hike Photos — To view, click HERE
  • HH5K Run Photos — To view, click HERE

Special thanks to our official Hunger Hike photographers: Ed Lausch from Lausch Photography, and Olivia DeCrane & Zoe Malavenda from Harrison High School.

Share your photos from Hunger Hike weekend and use #HungerHike.