Hunger Hike 2013
An Annual Event to Help Feed the Hungry
This SUNDAY, September 15, 2013
12:30 p.m. Donations Accepted | 2 p.m. Hunger Hike begins
Riehle Plaza, downtown Lafayette
More info, click HERE | www.HungerHike.org
Hunger Hike is this Sunday, September 15th — So, go to www.HungerHike.org, create a fundraising page, and help us make this the biggest Hunger Hike ever. Hunger is a fight that takes each and every one of us to battle — and Hunger Hike makes it easy and fun.
The time is NOW for you to get a group together for Hunger Hike 2013. Gather your group, create your team’s fundraising page online, and start collecting donations for Hunger Hike TODAY! All you will need to get started may be found at www.HungerHike.org.
There are lots of ways to participate!
- HIKE! Organize a Team of friends, athletic team members, club members, fellow parishioners, family or co-workers
- HIKE! Create your personal fundraising page and distribute it to your contacts via email and social media
- HIKE! Collect donations from sponsors and bring to registration on the day of the Hunger Hike
- Donate to Hunger Hike on-line, click HERE & designate “Hunger Hike”
- Sponsor a Hiker — go to their fundraising page and donate to a Hiker or Team
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. To donate to Hunger Hike, click HERE.
Sign up today to raise money for Hunger Hike — create an online fundraising page, click HERE.
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