Hunger Hike Kick Off Event - THIS Sunday
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up - Hunger Hike is Here
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, shares his excitement for Hunger Hike and encourages YOU to participate. Please take 60 seconds to watch the video and SHARE with others. Read more about Hunger Hike below.
Only Three Days to Hunger Hike 2021
Overcoming Hunger - Locally, Regionally, Globally
Hunger Hike is a fundraising event and also an exciting community event — THIS SUNDAYIt's not too late to be a Participant!

Hunger Hike is a family event for individuals & teams whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hunger. (And it's Dog Friendly.) The traditional Hunger Hike 3K Walk is THIS Sunday (September 19) from Noon - 3:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette. There will be DJ music, princesses, National Anthem, clowns, remarks & more! {Due to COVID-19 — We strongly encourage everyone at Hunger Hike this year to wear a mask. Together we can help protect the most vulnerable among us.}

Below are the special highlights of the Hunger Hike kick-off event. For additional information on Hunger Hike 2021, please visit our website at
Hunger Hike — Special Highlights & Surprises
Purdue Boilermaker Spirit at Hunger Hike
In addition to the two Purdue coaches serving as 2021 honorary co-chairs (see below), Hunger Hike will also feature Purdue Pete, the Purdue Cheer team, the Purdue Crew Team, and the Boilermaker Special. The Purdue Cheer team will perform with Purdue Pete. Thanks to Purdue Athletics, Purdue Reamer Club, and Purdue Crew Team for their support.

Join us THIS Sunday to see the Purdue Cheer team, to meet Purdue Pete and check out the Boilermaker Special at the Hunger Hike kick-off event from 1 - 2 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).
Co-Chairs — Purdue Coaches Versyp & Walker
The Hunger Hike 2021 honorary co-chairs are Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp (women's basketball) & Nate Walker (men's & women's crew & rowing).

Coaches Versyp & Walker are perfect ambassadors for Hunger Hike. Both set the bar high for their own work and their teams. They have a serious commitment to serving their community — especially in supporting food assistance and nutrition programs. You'll get to meet them and the student-athletes on their teams as well as see a Purdue Crew team "shell."

Join us THIS Sunday to meet Coaches Sharon Versyp & Nate Walker at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:45 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).
Indiana State Rep. Klinker to Sing National Anthem
Sheila Klinker , Indiana State Representative, will kick-off  Hunger Hike with the singing of the US National Anthem with her daughter, Kelly Jacob.

State Representative Sheila Klinker was first elected in 1982 to represent District 27. A proud Boilermaker alumna, Klinker taught for more than 34 years in the Lafayette School Corporation and served as the Outreach Liaison for the Purdue School of Education for 15 years. As a college student, Klinker was named “Miss Purdue” and finished as second runner-up in the “Miss Indiana” contest. Klinker lives in Lafayette with her husband, Victor. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Join us THIS Sunday to hear Sheila Klinker & Kelly Jacobs sing the National Anthem at the Hunger Hike kick-off event at 1:45 p.m. (Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN).
Clowns, Princesses, Massages & More
At  Hunger Hike , there will be a bottled water, princesses, clownsface paintingballoon animals, and massages. Hunger Hike is thankful for the support of our many sponsors — including:
  • Printing - Instant Copy Printing, Lafayette
  • Bottled Water - Aqua Systems, Lafayette
  • Face Painting & Balloon Animals - Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry, Laffy-ette Chapter
  • Enchanted Princesses: Glass Slipper Princess, Apple Princess, and Enchanted Rose Princess - Rosie Manin
  • Chips - Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.

Please show your appreciation for our  Hunger Hike event sponsors by supporting and thanking them.
Music from Briton Weise & RatPak's "DJ Powder"
DJ Powder from  Rat Pak Mobile DJs will emcee and provide dance music at  Hunger Hike. DJ Powder creates a fun, family friendly, festive environment during the kick-off of  Hunger Hike.

Also performing at this year's Kick Off event is Briton Weise, former LUM staff member.

Join us THIS Sunday to enjoy music by Briton Weise and DJ Powder of Rat Pak at the Hunger Hike kick-off event from Noon to 3:30 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).
Hunger Hike Countdown - Three Days To Go
Sign Up Today - Raise Funds to Fight Hunger
Sign up now for Hunger Hike 2021, and help fight hunger! Let’s beat last year’s record and raise $125,000 for the hunger relief efforts locally, regionally & globally.

Three Easy Ways to sign up:

For more information, check out our short video, “How to Set Up your Hunger Hike Fundraising Page.” There is only three days to Hunger Hike. It's not too late. Start a team and start raising funds. Get started TODAY!
LUM Night at Chipotle - THIS Tuesday
Enjoy Your Favorite Burrito - 33% Donated to LUM
Join us at Chipotle (South Street, Lafayette, IN) on THIS Tuesday, September 21, from 5 - 9 p.m. — and the LUM After School Program gets 33% of all orders, if you present this COUPON (pictured). It’s easy! Print the coupon or show it on your phone, order your favorite Chipotle meal (burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salads or kids meals), don’t forget to get chips, guac’, and a drink — and LUM gets 33%.
  • To Go — App & Online Orders for Pick Up
  • Dine In — Dining Room & Patio Seating
  • Catering
  • Use LUM’s online code:
  • 4 Z 4 6 N 4 N

So — plan to eat out THIS Tuesday, September 21 — all for a GREAT CAUSE — the students enrolled in the LUM After School Program.