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LUM 2015 Programs Announced

Lafayette Urban Ministry has announced the 2015 programs and events. Save the Dates!


0417 buttonLUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies

The 4th Annual LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies—an evening of food, fun, fellowship and “follies”—benefits the LUM Good Samaritan Fund. Dinner and show are at St. Andrew United Methodist Church (West Lafayette) and starts at 5:30 p.m.


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It’s a week-long, overnight camp program at Hanging Rock Camp for children from 8 to 10 years old from low-income families. Volunteer camp counselors are needed. Why not make this year the year you say “yes” to being a LUM Camp Counselor? More.


 

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Saturday, September 19th is the 3rd Annual HH5K Run. Sunday (9/20) is the traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk. Proceeds benefit LUM Food Programs, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. More.


 

1126 buttonLUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration

The LUM Community Thanksgiving Celebration is on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette). More than 800 people will be served dinner and dessert, and you may be a part of this special program by volunteering or making a donation. More.


 

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LUM Jubilee Christmas serves over 600 families and 1800 children. Parents visit one of dozens of churches and shop for their children. In addition to the toys and clothes, each family also received a ham and homemade cookies to make Christmas dinner special too. More.



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LUM Distributes 2014 Hunger Hike Proceeds, Thanks Community for Their Generosity


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Hunger Hike 2014 raised over $95,000 — Setting a New Record!


On Sunday, September 21, 2014, hundreds of Hunger Hike participants helped raise over $95,000 to meet the needs of hungry families in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area and overseas. Hunger Hike supports the Lafayette Urban Ministry’s food programs, Food Finders Food Bank and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry.

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Last week, LUM Executive Director, Joe Micon, distributed the checks to the benefactors. On hand to accept for Food Finder Food Bank, Inc. was Katy Bunder, Executive Director; and for St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, Pastor and Director of Campus Ministry. Hunger Hike 2014 had over 1000 organizations, businesses and individuals involved in fundraising and making donations; over 900 hikers, walkers, and runners; and over 200 volunteers engaged before, during and after the event.

Joe Micon stated that LUM will use the money to support the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry which provides emergency food for over 2200 individuals each and every month and recently expanded its hours to include Saturdays.

Katie Bunder stated that Food Finder Food Bank will use the money to support and expand existing programs like the Mobile Food Pantry and the Back Pack Program.

St. Thomas Aquinas will use the money to support their mission work in Haiti. Several times a year St. Thomas Aquinas provides opportunities for individuals including Purdue students to travel to Haiti and to provide needed work especially efforts to purify water for drinking and introduce more efficient farming techniques. St. Thomas had the largest group of Hikers and raised the most from donations to Hikers again this year.

Joe Micon gave special recognition to the Hunger Hike Honorary Chair, Sharon Versyp, coach of the Purdue Women’s Basketball and the team for role in promoting and for their support the day of Hunger Hike. Micon also thanked David Kucik, coach of the Purdue Crew and the teams for their support and for leading Hunger Hike each year. Micon acknowledged the behind the scenes work of the the entire LUM staff.

Hunger Hike was a great success and will have a tremendous positive impact on our community and the world. LUM announced that the tradition will continue in 2015 with the next Hunger Hike on Sunday, September 20 with the HH5K Run taking place on Saturday, September 19th.

The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) is an organization of churches that serves as a social safety net for Lafayette’s needy children and families. For over 40 years, LUM has worked to give back the hope, the future, and the self-respect to low-income people in the Greater Lafayette area. We take an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana.


Contacts:

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
765.423.2691
jmicon@lumserve.org

Katy Bunder
Executive Director
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.
765.471.0062
kbunder@food-finders.org

Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP
Pastor, Director of Campus Ministry
St. Thomas Aquinas – the Catholic Center at Purdue
765.743.4652
fatherpatrick@boilercatholics.org

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Hunger Hike — HEROES


The success of Hunger Hike 2014 may be attributed to many, many generous and hard working individuals, groups, churches and companies. This week we honor our TOP Fundraisers — and our Hunger Hike Heroes. Hunger Hike Heroes are individuals who both raced in the HH5K Run on Saturday and participated in the Hunger Hike Kick-off event and 3K Walk on Sunday. Join us in celebrating and congratulating our Hunger Hike Heroes & Top Fundraisers.


Hunger Hike still needs your donations. To give online, go to www.hungerhike.org.


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  • Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP
  • Jennie Bowers
  • Hilary Cooke
  • Janet Dietz
  • Jeremiah Dole
  • Robert Foreman
  • Dallas Hallberg
  • Tim Jenkins
  • Joe Kepner
  • Joan Low
  • Joe Micon
  • Lauri Mitchell
  • Patti O’Callaghan
  • Rev. Bradley Pace
  • Mariana Paddock
  • Mike Shamus
  • Vonta Toutar
  • Amy Van Epps
  • Genevieve Viduya
  • Aidan William
  • Jennifer William

This year everyone was encouraged to be a Hunger Hike HERO. To be a Hunger Hike Hero, individuals had to do the following:

  • Participate in the traditional Hunger Hike on Sunday, September 21
  • Raise $50 or more for Hunger Hike
  • Run in the HH5K Run on Saturday, September 20th

If individuals participated in both events on Hunger Hike weekend and raise at least $50 — they not only received two T-shirts and water bottle — they are now being recognized as a Hunger Hike HERO.


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Next Year, Take the challenge—Run, Hike, Raise money to Fight Hunger — and become a Hunger Hike HERO!


Hunger Hike still needs your donations. To give online, go to www.hungerhike.org.



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Hunger Hike — Top Fundraisers

The success of Hunger Hike 2014 may be attributed to many, many generous and hard working individuals, groups, churches and companies. This week we honor our TOP Fundraisers — and our Hunger Hike Heroes. Hunger Hike Heroes are individuals who both raced in the HH5K Run on Saturday and participated in the Hunger Hike Kick-off event and 3K Walk on Sunday. Join us in celebrating and congratulating our Hunger Hike Heroes & Top Fundraisers.


Hunger Hike still needs your donations. To give online, go to www.hungerhike.org.


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St. Thomas Aquinas Hunger Hike Team

Hunger Hike 2014 — Top Church Fundraisers

  1. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center $26,871.34
  2. Chapel of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church $3965.00
  3. Bethany Presbyterian Church $3469.81
  4. University Church $2525.00
  5. St. John’s Episcopal Church $2500.00
  6. Faith Presbyterian Church $1578.00
  7. St. Andrew United Methodist Church $1375.00
  8. Lafayette Christian Reformed Church $1350.00
  9. Federated Church $1095.00
  10. Central Presbyterian Church $1000.00
  11. Church of the Blessed Sacrament $818.37
  12. Unitarian Universalist Church $579.00
  13. Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception $503.70
  14. Trinity United Methodist Church $370.00
  15. Our Saviour Lutheran Church $345.00
  16. First Christian Church $255.00
  17. University Lutheran Church $225.00
  18. Community Reformed Church $201.00

Trophies will be presented to St. Thomas Aquinas—The Catholic Center at Purdue & the Chapel of the Good Shepherd—the Episcopal Church at Purdue at the next LUM Board Meeting.


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Purdue Crew

Hunger Hike 2014 — Top Team Fundraisers

  1. Military & Veteran Families Fight Hunger $815
  2. Grandma’s Team $774
  3. Benton Central High School $697
  4. Purdue Crew Team $501
  5. WeSSO (West Side Service Organization) $445
  6. Uptown Girls $325
  7. Harrison High School Sunshine Society $170
  8. Kids Rock $130
  9. West Lafayette Jr. High School $117

Military & Veteran Families Fight Hunger will be presented with a trophy at the next LUM Board Meeting


Hunger Hike 2014 — Top Individual Fundraisers

Top Fundraisers - Rob Pahl, Fr. Patrick & John Ginda with Hunger Hike Heroes!

Top Fundraisers – Rob Pahl, Fr. Patrick & John Ginda with Hunger Hike Heroes!

  1. Rob Pahl
  2. Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP
  3. Jane & Duane Sellers

Each of our Top 3 Fundraisers raised over $5000 each. Rob Pahl will be presented with a trophy at the next LUM Board Meeting.


Hunger Hike still needs your donations. To give online, go to http://www.hungerhike.org.



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Hunger Hike 2014 – Best Ever


Hunger Hike 2014 – Most Raised in History – $95,000


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It’s Still Not Too Late to DONATE to Hunger Hike 2014

  • To donate to a Hunger Hike TEAM, CHURCH team or individual fundraiser, click HERE
  • To donate directly to Hunger Hike 2014, click HERE
  • More information — go to www.hungerhike.org

This year’s Hunger Hike raised more money to date than all past Hunger Hike events. Hunger Hike 2014 this past weekend was filled with excitement, energy and good will. The weather was perfect for both the HH5K Run on Saturday and the Hunger Hike Kick-off event and 3K Walk on Sunday. Hundreds of caring individuals walked, ran, hiked, and donated funds to the Fight Against Hunger.

Thus far approximately $95,000 has been pledged and donated to Hunger Hike — which exceeds ALL past years for the amount of money raised.

The crowd gathered together in Riehle Plaza with one goal in mind – Fighting Hunger. The event this year was special from beginning to end — starting withIMG_1579 the National Anthem sung by Janelle Davis & Annalise Drake from the Harrison High School Performing Arts Program, Zumba with Emily from Parkwest Fitness — and closing with a Hot Dog & Chips picnic for all participants — and music throughout the entire event by DJ Powder from Rat Pak Mobile DJs.

The plaza was also filled with information tables focused on the issues of hunger, voter registration available courtesy of the League of Women Voters, face-painting from the Unlimited Smiles Clown Ministry, and massages from Essential Touch Massage. To welcome the hikers and to kick-off the hike, special guest speakers (see below) offered remarks which included information, words of inspiration and blessings to the hikers just before the main event.

Purdue Pete, the Purdue Crew Team, Purdue Women’s Basketball Team, and Purdue Volleyball Team led the hikers to the route along the Wabash Heritage Trail. The event was successful in bringing much needed attention to the battle against malnutrition, food insecurity and hunger.


hungerhike_HEROStayed tuned for the results for the following Hunger Hike awards: Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Church Fundraiser, 2nd Highest Church Fundraiser, & Top Team Fundraiser (non-church). Along with these winners — next week the Hunger Hike Heroes will be announced — those individuals who participated in both the HH5K Run and the Hunger Hike 3K Walk.



Hunger Hike 2014 Acknowledgements


left to right, standing, are West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, K105 Radio’s Shamus, Purdue Women’s Basketball Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Gerald Thomas from Food Finders, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas from St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Joe Micon from Lafayette Urban Ministry; and in the front row: Purdue Crew Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Dave Kucik and Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker.

left to right, standing, are West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, K105 Radio’s Shamus, Purdue Women’s Basketball Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Gerald Thomas from Food Finders, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas from St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Joe Micon from Lafayette Urban Ministry; and in the front row: Purdue Crew Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Dave Kucik and Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker.


Just before hundreds of Hunger Hikers hit the Wabash Heritage Trail for the 3K Walk, several local dignitaries shared their excitement and offered remarks on the importance of this event.

Our Hunger Hike dignitaries were West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, K105 Radio’s Shamus, Purdue Women’s Basketball Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Sharon Versyp, Gerald Thomas from Food Finders, Fr. Patrick Baikauskas from St. Thomas Aquinas Center, Joe Micon from Lafayette Urban Ministry, Purdue Crew Coach & Hunger Hike Co-chair Dave Kucik and Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker.

Special thanks to all of our dignitaries and K105 Radio for their continued support of Hunger Hike.



Hunger Hike 2014 Sponsors


Special Hunger Hike Thanks to our Top Sponsors.


Hunger Hike Gold Level:


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Hunger Hike Silver Level:


  • Alcoa, Inc. IMG_1556
  • American Health Network
  • Endocyte, Inc.
  • Evonik Corporation -Tippecanoe Laboratories
  • Frito Lay
  • Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.
  • Lafayette Savings Bank
  • Subway (Purdue/West Lafayette & more)
  • Tipmont REMC

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              • Bar Barry Liquors
              • Caterpillar, Inc.
              • Duke Energy
              • Instant Copy Printing
              • RatPak Mobile DJs
              • Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
              • System Concepts & Consulting, Inc.
              • Wabash National Corporation
              • Wintek Corporation

Hunger Hike Friend Level:


  • Allure Dental
  • Aqua Systems
  • Awards Unlimited, Inc.
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • NeoVision Optical
  • Oscar Winski Co., Inc.
  • RamZs Emporium
  • Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
  • Speedpro Imaging
  • University Book Store
  • Williamson Eye Institute


Hunger Hike Photo Memories


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

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Special thanks to our official Hunger Hike photographers:

  • Melanie Papariella Arvin,
  • Brenton Russell &
  • Zoe Malavenda.

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


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“Every step makes a difference in the fight against hunger.”

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Hunger Hike 5K Run — Race Results 2014


See the overall results of the HH5K Run below. To view the PDF of the overall results, click HERE. To view the PDF of the results by sex categories, click HERE.


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The purpose of the Hunger Hike 5K Run is to use physical exercise to draw attention to and funds for “Feeding the Hungry.” On Saturday, September 20, more than 85 runners and speed-walkers took part in the HH5K Run 2014 — the Race to Feed the Hungry. It was a cool morning and the skies were clear and the sun was shining — a perfect day for a race.

The HH5K Run 2014 convened at Cumberland Park (Salisbury Street, West Lafayette) with start/finish on the beautiful grassy field of the park. The latest “chip technology” was used to give all runners an accurate race result time.

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Youth Category: 1st Place – Aidan William (pictured center). Male category—1st Place: Steve Phillips (pictured right); 2nd Place: James Spencer (not pictured); and 3rd Place: Jeremiah Dole (pictured left).

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Female category (pictured from L to R) — 1st Place: Emily Conley; 2nd Place: Whitney Lyle; and 3rd Place: Miranda Mott.

The HH5K Run winners are pictured to the right. First Place in the Youth Category was Aidan William (pictured top center). In the Male category—1st Place: Steve Phillips (pictured top right); 2nd Place: James Spencer (not pictured); and 3rd Place: Jeremiah Dole (pictured top, left). In the Female category (pictured bottom from L to R) — 1st Place: Emily Conley; 2nd Place: Whitney Lyle; and 3rd Place: Miranda Mott. All Hunger Hike 5K Run proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haitian Ministry including. Hunger Hike 5K Run gave serious runners an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while enjoying a 5K event.

For HH5K Run results, click HERE. PHOTOS of the 2014 Hunger Hike 5K Run may be found HERE.


Below are the official results from the Hunger Hike 5K Run on Saturday, September 20, 2014.


Overall Hunger Hike 5K Run Results 

Place Name Total Pace Sex 1st – 2nd – 3rd Place
1 STEVE PHILLIPS  00:20:46.08 6:42 M First Male Adult
2 JAMES SPENCER  00:21:10.51 6:50 M Second Male Adult
3 JEREMIAH DOLE  00:21:18.46 6:52 M Third Male Adult
4 JOSE MEJIA  00:21:56.40 7:05 M
5 PEDRO ROSTAGNO  00:22:11.72 7:09 M
6 PAUL WHITE  00:22:14.16 7:10 M
7 VONTA TOUTAR  00:22:24.64 7:14 M
8 DONALD FAHLER  00:22:30.42 7:15 M
9 ALEX CARIGNAN  00:22:46.40 7:21 M
10 EMILY CONLEY  00:22:58.24 7:25 F First Female Adult
11 RALPH GARCIA  00:23:15.81 7:30 M
12 WILL HELDT  00:23:16.19 7:30 M
13 DALLAS HALLBERG  00:23:38.18 7:37 M
14 JOE TYLENDA  00:24:00.54 7:45 M
15 FERNANDO MEJIA  00:24:27.36 7:53 M
16 JAMES MINOGOE  00:24:36.76 7:56 M
17 GABRIEL GRIGGS  00:25:37.99 8:16 M
18 WHITNEY LYLE  00:25:38.47 8:16 F Second Female Adult
19 JEREMY BROOKS  00:26:02.24 8:24 M
20 AIDAN WILLIAM  00:26:03.81 8:24 M First YOUTH
21 GRAHAM MARSHALL  00:26:05.34 8:25 M
22 MIRANDA MOTT  00:26:31.51 8:33 F Third Female Adult
23 CHRISTINE KONOPA  00:26:32.76 8:34 F
24 CLYDE BYRD III  00:26:38.53 8:35 F
25 BRADLEY HERMAN  00:26:53.04 8:40 M
26 JENNA CRUME  00:26:53.66 8:40 F
27 MIKE SHAMUS  00:27:13.23 8:47 M
28 SARAH CARIGNAN  00:27:32.46 8:53 F
29 PATRICK BAIKAUSKAS  00:27:49.00 8:58 M
30 STEWART LOW  00:27:56.01 9:01 M
31 JOE HAMMOND  00:27:59.28 9:02 M
32 PAM GELLENBECK  00:28:00.21 9:02 F
33 MELISSA GARCIA  00:28:00.63 9:02 F
34 JJ SELAGY  00:28:03.65 9:03 M
35 KRISTIN HOFFMAN  00:28:13.78 9:06 F
36 EILEEN LUKE  00:28:21.45 9:09 F
37 GARCIELA MEJIA  00:28:29.74 9:11 F
38 JASON LINDER  00:28:36.48 9:14 M
39 GENEVIEVE VIDUYA  00:28:53.77 9:19 F
40 JENNIFER WILLIAM  00:29:10.09 9:25 F
41 JOANNE YANG  00:29:33.19 9:32 F
42 JOE MICON  00:29:33.21 9:32 M
43 SAM PERDUE  00:29:34.49 9:32 M
44 JANETTE MEYER  00:29:49.08 9:37 F
45 RICK MEYER  00:29:49.30 9:37 M
46 HILARY COOKE  00:30:08.54 9:43 F
47 BRADLEY PACE  00:30:08.59 9:43 M
48 DENISE JOHNSON  00:30:29.90 9:50 F
49 GRETCHEN BOLLHOEFER  00:30:33.06 9:51 F
50 JANET DIETZ  00:30:54.57 9:58 F
51 MERVYN CARNEIRO  00:30:56.14 9:59 M
52 RUBY PEREZ  00:31:07.62 10:02 F
53 ORLO SHOOP  00:31:08.37 10:03 M
54 TIM JENKINS  00:31:13.62 10:04 M
55 JOE KEPNER  00:31:46.82 10:15 M
56 CHRISTINE SHEETZ  00:32:11.53 10:23 F
57 KAREN WOOLLEN  00:32:22.25 10:26 F
58 KRISTIN LINDER  00:32:22.50 10:26 F
59 GENA DUNTEN  00:33:16.64 10:44 F
60 GABBIE HAMILTON  00:33:16.86 10:44 F
61 BRUCE GRAVES  00:33:18.62 10:45 M
62 JENNIFER LOSBY  00:33:43.50 10:53 F
63 SHARON GRAVES  00:36:48.42 11:52 F
64 LAURI MITCHELL  00:37:46.31 12:11 F
65 BRITTANY HEISE  00:37:49.83 12:12 F
66 MARIANA PADDOCK  00:38:22.72 12:23 F
67 JENNIE BOWERS  00:38:47.14 12:31 F
68 LUI LARA  00:38:50.97 12:32 M
69 JESSICALENA BOHLIN  00:38:51.71 12:32 F
70 AMY VAN EPPS  00:39:39.22 12:47 F
71 SAMANTHA LEDFORD  00:40:00.07 12:54 F
72 VICKIE PRIEST  00:40:00.68 12:54 F
73 ROBERT FOREMAN  00:42:57.78 13:51 M
74 STACY JENKINS  00:43:29.19 14:02 F
75 CLAIRE FERRELL  00:46:13.81 14:55 F
76 AMY FERRELL  00:46:22.78 14:57 F
77 RONNIE WILBUR  00:49:57.59 16:07 F
78 DEBRA ARCHER  00:53:17.41 17:11 F


Congratulations to all of the Hunger Hike 5K Run participants — and Thank You for supporting our Fight against Hunger.


PHOTOS from Hunger Hike 5K Run may be viewed on LUM’s Facebook Page. Click HERE.



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Introducing the Hunger Hike Co-chairs


Introducing the Hunger Hike 2014 Co-Chairs —

Coach Sharon Versyp & Coach David Kucik.


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Coach Sharon Versyp

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Coach Dave Kucik

 

Sharon Versyp is the head women’s basketball coach at Purdue University; and Dave Kucik is the head coach of the Purdue University Rowing program including the Purdue men’s & women’s Crew Teams.

Coaches Versyp and Kucik are both passionate about fighting hunger and are a great role models for us all. They both have built strong programs for their student-athletes while emphasizing the responsibility to serve the neediest in your community. They create opportunities for their student-athletes to raise awareness and more importantly raise money for important programs like Hunger Hike. They also lead by example — engaging personally in the community to have a positive impact.

Coaches Versyp and Kucik will kick off Hunger Hike with words of inspirational for the participants on Sunday, September 21 — and the Purdue women’s basketball team and the Purdue Crew Team will lead the Hunger Hikers to the trail head.

Join us for Hunger Hike — meet our Hunger Hike 2014 Co-chairs — and raise funds to feed families locally, regionally, and globally.



HH5K Run

Saturday, September 20

8 a.m. — Check In

9 a.m. — Race begins

Cumberland Park, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Hunger Hike 3K Walk

Sunday, September 21

Noon — Check In

1:45 p.m. — Remarks

2 p.m. –- Hike begins

Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, Indiana

 

Hike to Fight Hunger

  • Donate Online
  • Hunger Hike—3K Walk Registration
  • HH5K Run Registration
  • Support a Team
  • Become a Sponsor

Go to http://www.hungerhike.org

If you have questions – call or email (765.423.2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org)

#HungerHike

 



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Be a Hunger Hike HERO


This year everyone is encouraged to be a Hunger Hike HERO.

To be a Hunger Hike Hero, individuals must do the following:hungerhike_HERO

  • Participate in the traditional Hunger Hike on Sunday, September 21
  • Raise $50 or more for Hunger Hike
  • Run in the HH5K Run on Saturday, September 20th

If you participate in both events on Hunger Hike weekend and raise at least $50 — you will not only get two T-shirts and water bottle — you will also be recognized as a Hunger Hike HERO.

Take the challenge—Run, Hike, Raise money to Fight Hunger — and become a Hunger Hike HERO!



HH5K Run

Saturday, September 20

8 a.m. — Check In

9 a.m. — Race begins

Cumberland Park, West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Hunger Hike 3K Walk

Sunday, September 21

Noon — Check In

1:45 p.m. — Remarks

2 p.m. –- Hike begins

Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, Indiana

 

Hike to Fight Hunger

  • Donate Online
  • Hunger Hike—3K Walk Registration
  • HH5K Run Registration
  • Support a Team
  • Become a Sponsor

Go to http://www.hungerhike.org

If you have questions – call or email (765.423.2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org)

#HungerHike

 



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Hunger Hike 5K Run 2014


Come join us for the Hunger Hike 5K Run

Race to Feed the Hungry


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Be a part of the annual Hunger Hike 5K Run and Race to Feed the Hungry. The HH5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities who share a common goal: Fighting Hunger!

The HH5K Run will convene in Cumberland Park with start/finish on the beautiful grassy field of the park. The course is mostly flat and paved with a short part on the trails in the woods of Cumberland Park. The 5K route allows participants to run while a scenic route through West Lafayette in early autumn.

Advanced Registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome.

The purpose of the HH5K Run is to use physical exercise to draw attention to and funds for “Feeding the Hungry.” All HH5K proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haitian Ministry including the Haiti Water Purification Project.

Register at www.hungerhike.org today. It’s an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while enjoying a serious 5K event.



Date:

  • Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time:

  • 8:00-8:45 a.m. EDT – Check-in
  • 9:00 a.m. EDT – 5K Run begins

Place:

  • Cumberland Park
  • 3101 N Salisbury Street, West Lafayette

Registration Cost:

  • $30

Pre-Registration:

NOW through noon on Friday, September 19, 2014. Click HERE to Register.


Onsite Registration:

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8:00-8:45 a.m. EDT


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Virtual Runners

Participate in the Hunger Hike 5K Run even if you’re Out of Town –prefer running on a treadmill – are not a runner – or just want to Sleep-in – and make a difference as a Hunger Hike 5K Virtual Runner. Virtual Runners will receive a Hunger Hike 5K T-shirt and will be listed in the final results as a supporter of the Hunger Hike 5K Run. Register as a virtual runner, click HERE.

 

Note: If you cannot attend the race but would still like to make a tax deductible donation, please click HERE!

 

And also Join Us for the…

Hunger Hike 2014 — 3K Walk

  • Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.; (Register NOW. Check in at Noon. Hunger Hike begins at 2 p.m.)
  • Place: Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette
  • Register, click HERE


 

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Hunger Hike 2014 – New Enthusiasm


Summer 2014


Dear Friend,


HH logoYou may recall that last year’s Hunger Hike event fell significantly short of its fundraising goal.  It was only through the concern, effort and generosity of people like you, that we were finally able to meet and exceed that goal in early December – a full two months after the event.

Since that time, Hunger Hike’s three sponsors – Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank and St. Thomas Aquinas Center’s Haitian Relief Ministry – have been hard at work proactively reorganizing our Hunger Hike fundraising efforts so as not to have a repeat of last year’s results.

We have been working so hard, that we recently 2012-09-16 Hunger Hike 2012 199 (2)announced to the community that we believe Hunger Hike has the capacity to raise $125,000 this year – a full 30% more than our 2013 goal!

There is so much new energy and enthusiasm in place for Hunger Hike that we are already looking forward to what a successful event might mean for our efforts to feed the hungry.


  • At the Lafayette Urban Ministry, the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry will extend its hours and be open on Saturdays in addition to its current operating hours during the week.
  • Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. would be able to expand its Mobile Pantry program to fight hunger when and where it is needed the most.
  • St. Tom’s Haiti Ministry would spend additional funds to further develop their pilot program of providing Haitian people with seeds that survive a variety of weather conditions.  They will also expand their water purification

We know that you have been a generous supporter of Hunger Hike in the past and we hope that you will join us in our effort to expand Hunger Hike’s impact during 2014.


First of all, you can help by circling the following dates on your calendar…

  • Hunger Hike 5K Run — Saturday, September 20, 8:00 a.m., West Lafayette’s Cumberland Park
  • Hunger Hike 3K Walk — Sunday, September 21, 2:00 p.m., Levee Plaza Parking lot in West Lafayette

You can also help by making a generous gift to Hunger Hike, right now, prior to the event.

Your gift of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will allow our three sponsor organizations to expand their programs, respond to pressing need and better fulfill their missions of feeding hungry children and strengthening families who are experiencing food insecurity.


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Hunger Hike is our community’s oldest and most well-respected fundraising walk, dating back to the early 1970’s.  Last year more than 1,100 people participated in the event.  Over the years, more than $1.5 million dollars have been raised, providing a critical social safety net to thousands of hungry children and adults.

We hope you will join us again this year by running a little faster, walking a little farther – and digging a little deeper.   Help us to meet the new and urgent challenges that face us each day on the front lines in the fight against hunger.

Can we hear from you today?  Make out your check to “Hunger Hike” and send it to LUM – or give online at www.HungerHike.org


Gratefully,


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Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry


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Rev. Patrick Baikauskas
Pastor/Director of Campus Ministries
St. Thomas Aquinas – the Catholic Center at Purdue


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Katy Bunder
Executive Director
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.


PS Please help us to reach Hunger Hike’s expanded goal of $125,000 so that our three sponsor organizations can better respond to the needs of those who come to us for food.  Place your gift of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, into the enclosed envelope and return it today.  You may also give online at www.HungerHike.org.


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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.



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