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Hunger Hike – News & Updates:

September 16, 2021 – Hunger Hike Kick Off Event – THIS Sunday


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2020 – News Archive


Hunger Hike – News & Updates:

September 24, 2020 – Hunger Hike 2020 Crushed This Year’s Goal

September 17, 2020 – Hunger Hike is HERE – Livestream on SUNDAY

August 6, 2020 – LUM Camp 2020 Recap & More

September 10, 2020 – Hunger Hike, Double Your Donation & Interns

July 30, 2020 – News About Fall LUM Programs

July 16, 2020 – LUM Programs Persist & Thrive in 2020


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  • Hunger Hike 2019 Raised $96,899

    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:

    1. St. Thomas Aquinas ($30,031)
    2. Chapel of the Good Shepherd
    3. St. John’s Episcopal
    4. Bethany Presbyterian 
    5. Central Presbyterian

    The top six INDIVIDUAL fundraisers:

    1. Rob Pahl ($10,930) – First individual to raise over $10,000
    2. Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP
    3. Jane & Duane Sellers 
    4. Dr. Michael Lockwood
    5. Patti O’Callaghan

    The top organization/group TEAMS:

    1. Decatur Street Kids ($2,079)
    2. Dogs Against Hunger
    3. Purdue English Department – Poets & Critics
    4. Grandma’s Bunch
    5. 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).

    Total Hunger Hike corporate gifts totaled $25,136. To view all of our event sponsors, click HERE.

    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 hungerhike@lumserve.org).

    Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike
    — Sunday, September 20, 2020 —


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    Hunger Hike – $100,000 Goal – Well Within Reach

    The Need is Great – So, Fundraising Continues

    So far, more than 90% of the Hunger Hike goal has been reached. Won’t you please make a donation allowing LUM, Food Finders & St. Thomas Aquinas to continue to offer important food & nutrition programs?
    Here are 4 ways you can still help Hunger Hike reach the goal:

    1. Make a Donation NOW, click HERE
    2. Support a Hiker or Team, click HERE — then click the TEAM tab
    3. If you are fundraising and have a First Giving page or team — send out another appeal to your friends, click HERE
    4. Purchase Hunger Hike T-shirts – (1 for $10 2/$15 | 6/$30) – To get yours, email hungerhike@lumserve.org. While supplies last.

    Special THANKS to every donor, fundraiser, church, team, and event sponsor for your support. Let’s work together to reach $100,000 this year. And thanks.


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    Dine at Texas Roadhouse for Hunger Hike


    THIS Tuesday – 20% Donated to Hunger Hike

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    Support Hunger Hike while you enjoy your meal at Texas Roadhouse . Present the coupon to your server when you order and Texas Roadhouse will donate 20%  of your purchase to Hunger Hike.

    Here’s how it works…

    1. Print the Hunger Hike Coupon
    2. On Tuesday, October 1 from 4 to 10 p.m., go to Texas Roadhouse, 3615 SR 38 E, Lafayette
    3. Give “Coupon” to your server
    4. Hunger Hike gets 20% of your food sales — so, eat up!

    Please share this with others. THANK YOU. 



    The Texas Roadhouse Story


    It all began on February 17, 1993, when Kent Taylor opened the first Texas Roadhouse in Clarksville, Indiana.  Kent’s goal was to own not just a family restaurant and not just a steak restaurant, but a place where everyone, of all ages, could come and have a great meal and great fun for a great price.

    We like to brag about our Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-From-Scratch Sides, and Fresh-Baked Bread. Everything we do goes into making our hearty meals stand out. We handcraft almost everything we serve. We provide larger portions so you get more food for your dollar. And if you want an Ice Cold Beer or Legendary Margarita to wash it all down — well, we have those, too.

    Our food’s not the only thing that’s Legendary at the Roadhouse — our fun is too! From our line dancers to our jukebox to our friendly servers, you’ll enjoy every second you spend in a Texas Roadhouse.

    At Texas Roadhouse our team has an incredible sense of pride in everything we do. Our passion ensures you have a Legendary Experience every time.  Because of our passion for our guests and our communities, our team members are involved outside the restaurants in their local communities as a way to give back.

    The Texas Roadhouse story is simple. Legendary Food, Legendary Service®
    all with lots of Legendary Fun!


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    Hunger Hike is THIS Sunday — Join the Cause

    Fighting Hunger with Our Hearts & Soles

    Hunger Hike is a fundraising event and also an exciting community event — THIS SUNDAY. It’s not too late to be a Participant!

    Hunger Hike is a family event for individuals & teams whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger. (And it’s Dog Friendly.) The traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk is THIS Sunday (September 22) from Noon – 3:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette. There will be Zumba, DJ music, National Anthem, a Hot Dog Picnic, remarks & more!

    For additional information on Hunger Hike 2019, please visit our website at hungerhike.org.

    The Official Hunger Hike 2019 T-Shirt Unveiled

    A Heart & Passion for Feeding the Hungry

    Both T-ShirtsThe Hunger Hike planning committee is proud to unveil this year’s official Hunger Hike T-shirt.

    Everyone who raises more than $50 will be presented with a 2019 Hunger Hike T-shirt at check-in on Sunday, September 22 at Riehle Plaza. You can then wearing it in pride knowing that YOU have made a difference in the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally.
    It is not too late to start raising money for Hunger Hike — and secure your official 2019 T-shirt. Just to to the Hunger Hike website and get started today — hungerhike.org.
    • To register in Hunger Hike, click HERE

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    Hunger Hike 2019 Teams Up with Purdue Coaches


    Purdue Coaches Versyp & Kucik – Fighting Hunger

    Two prominent Purdue Coaches announced last 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 Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball) & Coach Dave Kucik (rowing & crew). Both are passionate about the importance of Hunger Hike and the power of coming together as a community to Fight Hunger. They also put out a challenge to the entire community to start fundraising now to reach this year’s Hunger Hike goal of $100,000.
    Coach Versyp & Coach Kucik, the 2019 Hunger Hike Co-chairs, are pictured above with the representatives from the three sponsoring organizations — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center — who also share how important this annual fundraiser is to funding the food programs necessary to addressing the needs of the families in our community, regionally and abroad.

    For more information on how you can begin fundraising for Hunger Hike see below or go to our website — hungerhike.org.


    {Pictured above L to R: Katy Bunder, CEO/president, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP, pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Center; Coach Sharon Versyp; Coach Dave Kucik; Joe Micon, executive director, Lafayette Urban Ministry.}


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    2019 – News Archive


    Hunger Hike – News & Updates:

    October 1, 2019 – Texas Roadhouse Donates 20% to Hunger Hike


    September 26, 2019 – Hunger Hike 2019 – Spirited & Passionate Crowd

    September 19, 2019 – Hunger Hike is THIS Sunday — Join the Cause


    August 27, 2019 – Hunger Hike – Fighting Hunger with Heart & Sole

    August 27, 2019 – Become an Event Sponsor


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    Become a Hunger Hike Event Sponsor

    Dear Friend,

    On Sunday, September 22, close to 1,000 people will gather at Riehle Plaza for the annual Hunger Hike. For over 27 years, Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and the Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Center have worked together to organize this community event to raise awareness and funds for food programs.

    Your business now has the opportunity to be a Hunger Hike event sponsor, join the fight against hunger, and be a part of helping children and families with food insecurities in our community and in Haiti. Your sponsorship will help us reach our goal and will be used as follows:

    • Lafayette Urban Ministry will use this money to support its many food and nutrition programs for at-risk children and working families, including the new LUM Protein Food Pantry, meals for the homeless, snacks & meals for children in summer camp and after school & summer childcare programs, and special dietary needs of the elderly and sick.
    • Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. will use the money to enhance the programs offered in their Mobile Food Pantry, Back Pack Program and Food Resource & Education Center — an important initiative to educate clients in self-sufficiency as a means to reduce their food insecurity.
    • Haiti Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Center will use these funds to expand the nursing outreach program, assist in establishing a community store, and further develop the hybrid seed & food storage programs to increase crop yields.

    We hope that THIS is the year that you will consider being a partner with Hunger Hike. Below you will find the levels of sponsorship. We encourage you to choose a level that will give you the recognition you deserve. Together we can make important strides to reduce hunger and give hope to the least among us.

    Sincerely,


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    If you’re interested in becoming a 2019 Hunger Hike event sponsor, please call or email us (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org). Please respond ASAP so we may include your business in promotional materials like the posters & T-shirts.


    Hunger Hike – Event Sponsorship Levels

    Hunger Hike DIAMOND – $5,000 minimum; which includes:

    • At Hunger Hike events: Sponsor name & logo on T-shirts; opportunity to have promotional materials displayed; Sponsor name announced; Sponsor name displayed
    • Hunger Hike website: Sponsor logo with link to company website
    • Sponsor thanked on all social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), newsletters & bulletins of St. Thomas Aquinas, Food Finders Food Bank & LUM (reach: 15,000+)
    • Ad in St. Thomas Aquinas bulletin for two months
    • 4 – Hunger Hike T-shirts
    • Plaque – recognition of sponsorship; Letter of recognition for sponsorship
    • Sponsor name listed in the Food Finders Food Bank annual report

    Hunger Hike GOLD – $2,000 (up to $4,999); which includes:

    • At Hunger Hike events: Sponsor name & logo on T-shirts; opportunity to have promotional materials displayed; Sponsor name announced; Sponsor name displayed
    • Hunger Hike website: Sponsor logo with link to company website
    • Sponsor thanked on all social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), newsletters & bulletins of St. Thomas Aquinas, Food Finders Food Bank & LUM (reach: 15,000+)
    • Sponsor name listed in the Food Finders Food Bank annual report

    Hunger Hike SILVER – $1,000 (up to $1,999); which includes:

    • At Hunger Hike events: Sponsor name on T-shirts; opportunity to have promotional materials displayed; Sponsor name announced; Sponsor name displayed
    • Hunger Hike website: Sponsor name with link to company website
    • Sponsor thanked on all social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), newsletters & bulletins of St. Thomas Aquinas, Food Finders Food Bank & LUM
    • Sponsor name listed in the Food Finders Food Bank annual report

    Hunger Hike BRONZE – $500 (up to $999); which includes:

    • At Hunger Hike events: Sponsor name on T-Shirts, announced and displayed
    • Hunger Hike website & Facebook event page: Sponsor name
    • Sponsor name listed in the Food Finders Food Bank annual report

    Hunger Hike FRIEND – $300 (up to $499); which includes:

    • Hunger Hike website: Sponsor name

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    If you’re interested in becoming a 2019 Hunger Hike event sponsor, please call or email us (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org). Please respond ASAP so we may include your business in promotional materials like the posters & T-shirts.