LUM's Impact - So Far This Year - 2019
Each year, when we return from a successful Hunger Hike event, we realize that it’s October and time to focus on our fall & winter programs. The LUM staff members are already focused on Jubilee Christmas , Port of Hope , the Community Thanksgiving Celebration and the Turkey Trot 5K Run !

It is also a time to reflect on the positive impact that LUM has had on the families, children and individuals in our community. So far this year, 3,160 different low-income households have been served by Lafayette Urban Ministry . LUM has nurtured and educated children, sheltered families, fed the hungry, helped the homeless become self-sufficient, supported the legal immigrant — by giving HOPE & HELP to the often faceless and voiceless.
Here is a better snapshot of LUM’s impact to date:
All of this is due to the faithful work carried on every day and night by Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Thanks to your friendship and generous support, LUM continues to make our community a better place for all of its citizens. Please remember LUM through the remainder of 2019 by participating in one of our upcoming events, volunteering, or by giving a financial gift! God bless you for all you do that allows LUM to make a difference with the families in our community.
Turkey Trot 5K Run - Thanksgiving Morning
Fundraiser for LUM benefiting Local Families
The LUM  Turkey Trot 5K Run  is a great way  s tart off your Thanksgiving day. Runners, walkers, families, dogs, strollers, wagons, costumes & turkey hats are welcome.

Turkey Trot 5K Run details are as follows:
  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Times: Run start time — 8 a.m.; Check-In — 6:30-7:45 a.m.
  • Place: Near Walmart, 2801 Cumberland Ave,West Lafayette
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Register: click HERE 
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Volunteer: to sign up to volunteer, click HERE
  • More information: go to

The  Turkey Trot 5K Run  is a "chip-timed" run with trophies for the fastest times. All Turkey Trot proceeds benefit local families through the programs and services at LUM. If your business or group would like to become an event sponsor, call or email us (765-423-2691 |
Has HUNGER HIKE Reached Its Goal? NOT Yet!
The Need is Great - So, Fundraising Continues
So far,  more than 92% of the  Hunger Hike goal has been reached. Won't you please make a donation allowing LUM, Food Finders & St. Thomas Aquinas to continue to offer important food & nutrition programs?

Here are  4 ways you can still help  Hunger Hike reach the goal:

  1. Make a Donation NOW, click HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or Team, click HERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. If you are fundraising and have a First Giving page or team — send out another appeal to your friends, click HERE
  4. Purchase Hunger Hike T-shirts - (1 for $10 2/$15 | 6/$30) - To get yours, email While supplies last.

Special  THANKS to every donor, fundraiser, church, team, and  event sponsor for your support. Let's work together to  reach $100,000 this year. And thanks.
LUM Seasonal Events - Attend, Donate, Volunteer
fundraising event for the LUM  Immigration Clinic
Thursday, November 7 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main St, Lafayette
$50 per person
November 28 | Noon - 2 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church,  31 N 7th Street, Lafayette
Free - All Are Welcome!
Saturday, December 14 | 25 Host Sites
Volunteers Needed starting Monday, October 21
Donation Center opens - Monday, December 2