Hunger Hike - Fighting Hunger with Heart & Sole
Hunger Hike 2018 Needs YOUR Support
Dear Friend,

On September 16, we will be joining hundreds of participants in the annual  Hunger Hike  at Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette, and we need your help to make our efforts matter!

About a quarter of all residents of Tippecanoe County are at risk of going hungry, but they are not eligible for federal food assistance. What that means is that they have to turn to food pantries and feeding programs run by local nonprofits, civic groups and churches in order to get enough to eat.

Unfortunately, the problem among households with children is even more serious. Too many children in our community are missing out on the nutrition they need for their healthy growth and development. This is especially unacceptable when there are solutions to ending hunger in our community now.

Hunger Hike is one of those solutions.

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 $1.6 million have been raised, providing vital funding to the feeding programs of Lafayette Urban Ministry and Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. In addition, Hunger Hike also helps to fund efforts by St. Thomas Aquinas Center to purify water and safely preserve agricultural commodities in the fight against hunger in Haiti.

We are grateful that you have been a generous supporter of Hunger Hike in the past and hope that you will continue that support again this year. First and foremost, please circle the following dates on your calendar…

  • Sunday, September 16; 2 p.m. – 3K walk; Noon – check in
  • Riehle Plaza & Wabash Heritage Trail, Lafayette, Indiana
  • For more information, go to

  • Saturday, September 15; 9 a.m. – 5K run; 8 a.m. – Check in
  • Celery Bog Nature Area, Cattail Trail, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • For more information, go to
We also hope that you will join us in making a generous financial gift to Hunger Hike, right now, prior to the event.

Your gift of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or more, will help us to meet our $115,000 fundraising goal  and allow our three sponsoring organizations to feed hungry children and strengthen families who are experiencing food insecurity. We hope you will contribute generously to Hunger Hike again this year.

  • Run a little faster
  • Walk a little farther
  • Dig a little deeper

Join us on the front lines in the fight against hunger. Please, can we hear from you as soon as possible? Make out your check to “Hunger Hike” and place it in the mail or drop it off – or give online at .

How YOU Can Participate THIS Year
Soles Needed: Hikers, Walkers, Runners & Teams
Hunger Hike is a community fundraising event for individuals & teams whose mission is to raise awareness & funds for food programs — locally, regionally, & globally. We hope you'll want to be involved.
Fighting Hunger with all of our Hearts & Soles.
Here are some details:

  • Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m.
  • Riehle Plaza, Lafayette

  • Saturday, September 15 at 9 a.m.
  • Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette

For information on how to get involved in Hunger Hike 2018 — click HERE.

7 Things You Can Do NOW to Help
Be a Warrior in the Fight Against Hunger
  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Hike/walk in the Hunger Hike 3K Walk, Information HERE
  3. Support a Team, HERE — then click the TEAM tab
  4. Become an Event Sponsor, email or call 765.423.2691
  5. Collect donations the “old school” way. Use the Collection Form – print and use to keep track of your donations
  6. Run/walk in the HH5K Run, Information HERE
  7. Hunger Hike Flier – print and post – click HERE
Hunger Hike's Sponsoring Organizations
All Proceeds from Hunger Hike Benefit...