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. He also thanks local businesses for their support of Hunger Hike and LUM in general. Please take 58 seconds to watch the video and SHARE with others. Read more about Hunger Hike below.
Only Three Days to Hunger Hike 2022
Tackling 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 Fundraiser!

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 goal this year is to raise $100,000 for food and nutrition programs locally, regionally and globally. The traditional Hunger Hike 1.5K Walk is THIS Sunday (September 18) from 1 - 3:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette.

Below are the special highlights of the Hunger Hike kick-off event. For additional information on Hunger Hike 2022, please visit our website at
Hunger Hike — Special Highlights & Surprises
Co-Chairs — Purdue Coaches Gearlds & Mitchell
The Hunger Hike 2022 honorary co-chairs are Purdue Coaches Katie Gearlds (women's basketball) & Jason Mitchell \ (crew & rowing).

Coaches Gearlds & Mitchell 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. The student-athletes on their teams might even be in attendance.

Meet Coaches Katie Gearlds Jason Mitchell at the Hunger Hike kick-off event THIS Sunday at 1:45 p.m. (Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN).
Purdue Spirit, Music, Ax Throwing, Zumba & More
Join us THIS Sunday for the Hunger Hike kick-off event. At 1 - 2 p.m. (Riehle Plaza). DJ Powder from Rat Pak Mobile DJs will emcee and provide dance music at Hunger Hike. DJ Powder creates a family-friendly, festive environment during the kick-off of Hunger Hike.

The kick-off event will also feature Purdue Pete, the Purdue Cheer team and the Purdue Crew Team. The Purdue Cheer team will perform with Purdue Pete. Thanks to Purdue Athletics, and Purdue Crew Team for their support. There will be FREE Zumba, face painting, ax throwing, balloon animals, clowns, princesses, and massages.
At 1:45 p.m., there will be a short ceremony. Sheila Klinker, Indiana State Representative, will kick-off  Hunger Hike with the singing of the US National Anthem with her daughter, Kelly Jacob, followed by an invocation from the Reverend Dr. Hilary Cooke, the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. 

At 2:00 p.m., Hunger Hike supporters begin the 1.5K walk over the pedestrian bridge and around Tapawingo Park, the new family-friendly route. Along the way there will be live boat demos at the Purdue Boathouse, popsicles, and a magic show featuring Scott Starkey, the Wizard of the Wabash. The route ends back at Reihle Plaza with a picnic with hot dogs, chips, and bottled water.

Hunger Hike is a fundraising event and an exciting community celebration. Hunger Hike raises money to support the important work of Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc., and the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry.
Hunger Hike Countdown - Three Days To Go
Get Started Today - Raise Funds to Fight Hunger
Start raising funds NOW for Hunger Hike 2022, and help end hunger! Be a part of this community event to raise $100,000 for the hunger relief efforts locally, regionally & globally. Three Easy Ways to get involved: (1) Go to; (2) Start raising funds today, click HERE; (3) Text to Donate - text HHIKE to 71777. There are only THREE days to Hunger Hike. Start a team and start raising funds. It's not too late.
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LUM is Hiring - Financial Assistance Director
Half-time | Salaried | Benefits | Weekday Hours
Lafayette Urban Ministry is looking for an experienced individual who can help our clients with financial emergencies, provide assistance, and find the resources they need to manage difficulties they are currently facing. Successful candidates will oversee a talented team of volunteers who see a full caseload, meeting with clients to determine their current needs and advising them on what kind of help is available and working with them to complete paperwork and submit applications on time to get assistance. Our ideal candidate has at least two years of experience with client relations preferably as a social worker and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals and families.

Anticipated start date is December 1, 2022. Applications will be reviewed starting September 30, 2022. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online. To begin, click HERE. If you have any questions, please email Please SHARE with others who may be interested and qualified.