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Lafayette, IN

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HH Logo 2013 Hunger Hike 2013

An Annual Event to Help Feed the Hungry

Sunday, September 15, 2013

  • 12:30-1:30 pm Registration at Riehle Plaza, downtown Lafayette.
    Come early and join the fun with Honorary Chair, Coach Sharon Versyp and the Purdue University women's basketball team.
  • 2:00 pm 2-mile Hike (HH route) led by the Purdue Crew. There is also a mini-Hike of less than one mile for those not wishing to walk the longer route.
  • More fun at Riehle Plaza: Music! Refreshments! Entertainment!

There are lots of ways to participate!

  • Collect donations from sponsors (Registration Form) and bring to registration on the day of the Hike.
  • Sponsor a hiker.
  • Donate to LUM on-line.
  • Organize a group of friends, family or co-workers and participate as a group.
  • Create your own personal fundraising page and distribute it via email.
  • Shop at businesses that support the Hike and tell them why.

Hunger Hike Weather Policy (Click here)

Become a Corporate Sponsor!

Go to Sponsorship Form and print out the form.

Greyhouse Coffee and Supply Co.
Tipmont REMC

Alpine Clinic, LLC
I.B.E.W. Local 668
Instant Copy
Journal & Courier

Old National Bank

Rat Pak
Sam's Club #8169
Sundance Shirts

Voestalpine Rotec, Inc.
Wabash National Corporation

Akina, Inc.
Arrowhead Bowl
Benton Central CAAP
Challgren, D.D.S.
Indiana Neurology Specialty Care
Moose Family Center
NeoVision Optical
Papa John's Pizza (3 locations)
Phronesis, Inc.
Purdy Concrete, Inc.
Ram Z's
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes
University Book Store
Williamson Eye Institute

Essential Touch Massage

Oscar Winski Co.

Pearlman Chosnek & Hopson, PC
Milestone Contractors
Smiles Unlimited

How does the Hunger Hike help?
Hikers and their sponsors help meet the needs of hungry families in greater Lafayette, surrounding counties and Haiti. Donations go to food programs at the Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, and St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Thousands of low income families depend on these programs for food security. What should I know about hunger?
  • There are 870 million people in the world who do not eat enough to be healthy. That's one in eight. (United Nations World Food Programme)
  • At least 15% of American households are food insecure. (USDA Economic Research Service)
  • Over 9,000 (43%) Tippecanoe County school children receive free or reduced price lunches. (Indiana Youth Institute)
  • Food Finders Food Bank distributes more than 6 million pounds of food annually to Tippecanoe and 15 surrounding counties.
  • At $250 per capita income, 80% of the rural Haitian population lives in poverty. (World Bank)
  • The St. John's/LUM Food Pantry serves 2,000 Tippecanoe County residents every month.

How much should I donate? One helpful suggestion is to consider a donation equal to 10% of your monthly food budget or the cost of fast food meals for a month. Please make your check payable to "Hunger Hike."


Create your own personal fundraising webpage or form an online team!
Create my webpage Send your fundraising page to friends and relatives by e-mail. They can make online donations and your page will automatically keep track of how much you've raised.

To get started, just click on the computer, then follow the directions. Click "Start Fundraising" and select "Hunger Hike 2013." Then, you must register as an individual. Click "Join" and register. When you are done registering, you will be asked if you want to create a fundraising page and if you are part of a team or if you want to add a team. To add a new team, just enter the team name. (Being on a team is optional. If you are on a team, each member of the team can have their own personal fundraising page.)

After you have created your page you are ready to send out e-mails for donations! Print out your report and bring it on the day of the hike. Check out the Personal and Team Fundraising Pages that have been set up (below), and then create yours...OR...find someone you know and donate to their page.

Goodies for participants!

Free Hunger Hike t-shirts to walkers who raise $50 or more.


For more information contact:

Lafayette Urban Ministry
Food Finders Food Bank
St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry