Hunger Hike 2022 - Big Turnout & Big Impact
Hunger Hike 2022 Raises $95,000 So Far
Hunger Hike 2022 this past Sunday, September 18, had a BIG TURNOUT and a BIG IMPACT.

For 30 yearsHunger Hike has brought much needed attention — and raised more than $2.2 million — to overcome malnutrition, food insecurity & hunger locally, regionally & globally. So far this year, close to $95,000 has been raised. And YES! You still may donate to Hunger Hike, a Hunger Hike Team, or a “Hiker.” To donate by text, text HHIKE to 71777. Help Hunger Hike 2022 reached this year's goal of $100,000
The kickoff event this past Sunday began with Zumba (pictured above), a visit from Purdue Pete, and live DJ music from Rat Pack Mobile DJs. The ceremony was emceed by Wes Tillett, LUM executive director, and featured the Hunger Hike co-chairs, Purdue Coaches Katie Gearlds & Jason Mitchell (pictured right), who offered inspirational remarks. There was a blessing offered by the Rev. Dr. Hilary Cooke; and the US National Anthem was sung by Indiana State Representative Sheila Klinker & her daughter, Kelly Jacobs.
The Purdue Crew Team led the hikers up on a 1.5K walk from Riehle Plaza in Lafayette, over the pedestrian bridge to West Lafayette, through Tapawingo Park, along the Wabash River to the Purdue Boathouse and back again to Riehle Plaza.

The event also included ax throwing, a magic show, face-painting, balloon animals, clowns, rowing demonstrations, enchanted princesses, massages, intergalactic characters, and a hot dog picnic with chips, bottled water and popsicles. 
Hunger Hike - Sponsoring Organizations
30th Anniversary - Partners in Fighting Hunger
All Hunger Hike proceeds benefit and support the good work of three local agencies Lafayette Urban Ministry (Food Programs), Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.St. Thomas Aquinas’ Haiti Ministry. This year is the 30th anniversary of these outstanding organizations working together to fight hunger. Hunger Hike is one of longest running & most well-respected fundraising events. Thank you to all of our passionate participants & generous sponsors for another lively outdoor event. To learn more about the Hunger Hike sponsoring organizations, click HERE.
Hunger Hike - Event Sponsors 2022
Local Businesses Donated More than $24,000
Below are the 2022 Hunger Hike event sponsors, who donated more than $24,000. Please show your appreciation by visiting their business soon and saying “thanks.”
Diamond Level – Lafayette Life Foundation
Gold Level – $2,000 – $4,999

Silver Level – $1,000 – $1,999

Friend Level – $300 – $499
  • Arni’s Restaurant
  • Chosnek Law, PC

In Kind Gifts & Services
  • 95.3 Bob FM
  • Instant Copy Printing
  • Rat Pak Mobile DJs
  • Smiles Unlimited (pictured)
  • Scott Starkey, ma
  • Studio b Dance & Fitness
  • Texas Roadhouse Lafayette
Bronze Level – $500 – $999
  • Centier Bank
  • Essential Touch Massage
  • Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.
  • Henry Poor Lumber Company
  • NeoVision Optical
  • Warren County REMC