Countdown to Hunger Hike = 3 Days
Hunger Hike is one of the most well respected and longest running fundraising events in our community.

Hunger Hike focuses simply on Fighting Hunger & Feeding Families. This year is the 25th annual Hunger Hike and there are a lot of exciting things planned for you.

You'll be able to meet Purdue Pete & cheerleaders, the Purdue Women’s Basketball & Crew teams and Coach Sharon Versyp.

The national anthem will be sung by State Representative Sheila Klinker, the Invocation will be offered by Bishop Timothy Doherty, and Zumba will be led by Brooke from Studio b Dance & Fitness.

Enjoy live DJ music from RatPak Mobile DJs while you get your face painted by the Smiles Unlimited Clowns and then get a massage from LeeAnn of Essential Touch. Stay for hot dogs, chips and bottled water courtesy of Texas Roadhouse, Frito Lay & Aqua Systems -- and purchase a treat from Kona Ice, who is donating 100% of their proceeds.

Keep raising money for Hunger Hike until we meet our goal — and join us for the Hunger Hike events this weekend to celebrate.
  • Zumba
  • Hot Dogs & Chips; Kona Ice
  • Purdue Pete; Purdue Cheerleaders
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Animals
  • Live DJ Music
  • Coach Sharon Versyp

- Traditional 3K Walk
Sunday, September 17
Noon - Check in, DJ music
1:15 p.m - Zumba
2 p.m. - Kick off
2:30 p.m. - Hot dogs, chips, water
Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette 

Saturday, September 16
8 a.m. - Check in/registration
9 a.m. - Run begins
Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette
7 Things YOU Can Do to Help
  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. SATURDAY - Run/walk in the HH5K Run, information HERE
  3. SUNDAY - Hike/walk in the Hunger Hike 3K Walk, information HERE
  4. Support a Team, HERE — then click the TEAM tab
  5. Collect donations the “old school” way. Use the Collection Form – print and use to keep track of your donations
  6. Attend the Dine for $$ Fundraising Nights, information HERE
  7. Volunteer at the Great Pumpkin Patch, NOW - October 31, sign up HERE
Be a Hunger Hike HERO
Everyone is encouraged to be a Hunger Hike HERO.
Hunger Hike Heroes are individuals who participate in both the HH5K Run on Saturday, September 16 and the Hunger Hike traditional 3K Walk on Sunday, September 17 and raise at least $50 in donations.

If you participate in both events on Hunger Hike weekend and raise at least $50 — you will not only get two T-shirts — 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!
LUM Students Explore the Arts Downtown
10th Annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival
The LUM  After School Program students recently took a trip to First Baptist Church, Lafayette, to participate in the 10th annual Sidewalk Chalk Festival. The students spent the afternoon drawing masterpieces in chalk on the city’s sidewalks and enjoying the artwork created by local artists.

Thanks to First Baptist Church for inviting our students. They learned a lot and had a blast. At the end of the day, the LUM students got a little silly for the group photo.

To view all of the PHOTOS of our students at the Sidewalk Chalk Festival, click HERE.
Film & Discussion about Reinhold Niebuhr
Central Presbyterian - Theological Reflection
During their Weekend of Theological Reflection, Central Presbyterian Church (Lafayette) is hosting An Afternoon with Reinhold Niebuhr. The event will include a viewing of the PBS film, An American Conscience - The Reinhold Niebuhr Story, as well as an introduction and a discussion led by Dr. Jeremy Sabella, the author of the film's study guide.

Event details are as follows:
  • Date: THIS - Saturday, September 16
  • Time: 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 7th St. at Columbia St., Lafayette
  • Schedule: 2 p.m. - Introduction; 2:20 p.m. - Film screening: 3:20 p.m. - Q&A with Dr. Sabella; 4 p.m. - Round table discussion; 5 p.m. - Closing prayer & dismissal
  • Admission: FREE, Open to Public & larger Faith Community

Dr Jeremy Sabella will also be offering a sermon at Sunday Worship (September 17) at 10 a.m. followed by an optional Q&A with Dr. Sabella in the Fitch Parlor. For more information, please email or call Don Nead ( | 765-491-7267).