Hunger Hike, Double Your Donation & Interns
Wes's Weekly Wrap Up: "Serving Our Neighbors"
In this edition of Wes's Weekly Wrap Up, he reflects on this question: "How can we serve our neighbors?" Wes also shares that Hunger Hike gives us a way to be in the world but not of it -- and to be selflessly generous. Please take 62 seconds to watch the video.
Hunger Hike 2020 - Begins THIS Sunday
Hunger Hike is one of the longest-running & most well-respected fundraising events, with a history stretching back nearly 30 years. Together, we’ve raised more than $2 million to help FIGHT HUNGER. Proceeds from Hunger Hike support the work of three local agencies – Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Hunger Hike is an opportunity to support these outstanding local organizations while being part of a meaningful community event.

Hunger Hike Events:
  • Challenge Week (THIS Sunday, September 13, to Sunday, September 20) is your opportunity pledge to Walk Far in the Fight Against Hunger learn more
  • The Livestream is the premier event of Hunger Hike 2020 starting online at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 learn more

Hunger Hike - Quick Links
Meet the LUM Fall Semester INTERNS
Dora & Breanne - Ivy Tech Human Services Interns
The LUM After School Program provides safe, fun and enriching childcare for children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The program is staffed by a professionally trained educator, teachers, interns and volunteers. Interns are especially appreciated for bringing their passion and eagerness to learn to LUM programs. Below are the two interns currently working with the LUM After School Program. LUM is fortunate to have Dora & Breanne on the ASP team and for the partnership with the Ivy Tech Human Services program.
Dora Arteaga

Dora is from Chicago, lived in Florida and moved to Lafayette with her family 13 years ago. She graduated from Harrison High School in 2018 and is currently enrolled in the Human Services program at Ivy Tech Community College.

After Dora graduates (May 2021), she plans on pursuing a bachelor's degree from Purdue University focused on addiction counseling.
Breanne Stewart

Breanne grew up and lives in Lafayette. She graduated from Faith Christian School and is currently enrolled in the Human Services program at Ivy Tech Community College.

After Breanne graduates (May 2021), she plans on working in the human service field, to gain experience; and pursuing a bachelor's degree in Human Services from Purdue University.
Double Your Donation - Double Your Impact
LAFAYETTE Meijer - Friday & Saturday
Tomorrow, Friday, September 11, & Saturday, September 12 Double Your Donation & Double Your Impact!


Go to the LAFAYETTE Meijer supermarket (4901 SR 26 E, Lafayette IN) & purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards upon checkout & Meijer will donate "food cards" to LUM for DOUBLE the amount of your gift. LUM then fills the Protein Food Pantry with fresh and nutritious food for local families in need. During COVID-19, food insecurity has increased locally impacting your neighbors and their children.

Please give if you are able and take advantage of the Simply Give - Double Match Days (Friday, September 11 & Saturday, September 12) at the LAFAYETTE Meijer.
Patriot Day - Remembering September 11th
LUM Observes Moment of Silence at 8:46 a.m.
Tomorrow, Friday, September 11, is Patriot Day in the US a day to remember the people killed in the attacks of 2001. LUM staff will observe the day with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EST,  the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center.

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” — Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2002. Let's never forget.