Hunger Hike 2018 Teams Up with Purdue Coaches
Purdue Coaches Versyp & Kucik - Fighting Hunger
At an event this week at Mackey Arena, two prominent Purdue Coaches announced they would be teaming up with  Hunger Hike as honorary co-chairs to join the  Fight Against Hunger.

Honorary Hunger Hike Co-chairs Coach Sharon Versyp  (women’s basketball) & Coach  Dave Kucik  (rowing & crew). Both spoke passionately 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 $115,000.

Representatives from the three  sponsoring organizations  — Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center — also offered remarks and shared how important this fundraiser is to funding the programs necessary to addressing the needs of the families in our community and abroad.

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

{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.}
Hunger Hike Countdown = 12 Days
Fighting Hunger with our Hearts & Soles
Hunger Hike is a community fundraising event for individuals & teams whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger.

- Sunday, September 16, 2 p.m.
Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette
Zumba, DJ music, Hot dogs, Remarks & more

- Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.
Celery Bog Nature Area (Cattail Trail Loop),
Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette

For more information on Hunger Hike 2018, please visit our website at

Hunger Hike 5K Run - Register TODAY
Runners Needed - To Fight Hunger - HH5K Run

| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |

Be a part of the annual Hunger Hike 5K Run and  Race to Feed the Hungry .
Hunger Hike also offers an opportunity for runners to be a part of the fight against hunger — the  HH5K Run — one day prior to Hunger Hike (traditional 3K Walk). 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 Celery Bog Nature Area. The course is mostly flat and paved and allows participants to run on a scenic route through West Lafayette including the Celery Bog in early autumn. 

Advanced Registration (only $30) is encouraged. The purpose of the HH5K Run is to use physical exercise to draw attention to and provide 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. It’s an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while enjoying a serious 5K event.

For more information and to view the HH5K Run route map, click  HERE.
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