Hunger Hike 2017 Raises Over $110,000
Second Year in a Row - Funds Exceed $110,000
At a celebration yesterday morning, it was announced that the 25th annual Hunger Hike reached its goal.

For the second year in a row Hunger Hike has raised over $110,000 — and for the third year, over $100,000.

The 2017 Hunger Hike total is $110,083 plus numerous gifts in kind.

Each sponsoring agency received $36,694.
The celebration was capped off with the presentation of checks to representatives of the three sponsoring organizations: Fr. Patrick Baikauskas OP,  St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry; Katy Bunder,  Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.; and Joe Micon,  Lafayette Urban Ministry. All major donors and event sponsors were also recognized.
A majority of the money comes from local churches ( $58,498). The top six CHURCH fundraisers:

The top six INDIVIDUAL fundraisers:
  • Rob Pahl ($8,340)
  • Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP ($7,551)
  • Jane & Duane Sellers ($7,280)
  • Michael Lockwood ($4,250)
  • John Ginda ($2,705)
  • The Eros Family ($1,770)
The top organization/group TEAMS:
  • Purdue English Department Poets & Critics ($2,475)
  • Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. ($1,060)
  • Purdue Boxing Club ($990)
  • Purdue Crew ($550)
  • Grandma’s Bunch ($862)
  • Alpha Gamma Delta - Beta Xi Chapter at Purdue ($275)

Special thanks to DIAMOND Level event sponsors:
  • the Lafayette Life Foundation ($5,000)
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club ($5,500)

Total Hunger Hike corporate gifts totaled $30,488. To view all of our event sponsors, click  HERE.
The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2017 will have a tremendous & immediate positive impact on the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Thank you all again for making history again this year at Hunger Hike.

Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike event weekend
September 15 & 16, 2018

More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at
If you wish to become a Hunger Hike 2018 event sponsor, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 |
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