Meet the LUM Protein Food Pantry Coordinator
Nina Morgan, LUM Protein Food Pantry Coordinator
Nina L. Morgan is originally from Bainbridge, Indiana and currently lives in Lafayette with her husband, Rob. They have two grown children, Jennifer and Craig.

Nina graduated from North Putnam High School and earned a BS in Home Economics Education from Purdue University. She retired from managing the food service at Franciscan Health after more than 36 years in food service, starting at Home Hospital. She is a member and Stephen Minister at Grace Lutheran Church and volunteers with various local nonprofits. In addition to serving as the coordinator of the LUM Protein Food Pantry, Nina also serves on the LUM Board of Directors and volunteers as a LUM afternoon receptionist and with Jubilee Christmas.

Nina gets inspiration from her favorite Bible passage, "I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strength," Philippians 4:13. She considers being with and supporting her family her "most important job." Nina finds it fulfilling and satisfying to help those who are in difficult situations in life through her work with her church and nonprofits like LUM. She shares, "This gives me energy and purpose." Through her new role with LUM, Nina feels she will be, " Helping to make a positive impact with those who have food insecurity, health issues and loss of home and income." She expresses that, "It takes many volunteers to make a difference, and I hope to help in any way I can."

Nina has always admired the work of LUM, and shares that as a, "Christian based organization, LUM families, clients and guests are welcomed and treated in a respectful way. Everyone at LUM listens to their concerns and goes the extra step to help them find a path. Those who come to LUM for assistance are encouraged and empowered to take charge of their lives."

Nina's current relaxation is working in her new greenhouse. In addition to gardening, she enjoys quilting, crafts, camping and traveling. Nina is excited to start her new role with LUM and to begin having a positive impact on the community through her work. LUM is fortunate to have someone with Nina's expertise and energy to lead the new LUM Protein Food Pantry .
LUM Protein Food Pantry Needs YOU!
Four Ways to Get Engaged with LUM Food Pantry
The LUM Protein Food Pantry opened in April and has already been busy, serving more than 207 local families so far. This new "pop up" food pantry is open weekly and focuses on providing "protein, paper goods & produce." Volunteers are needed each Thursday morning, and delivery of donated items will be received during that time. Four Ways YOU can help the LUM food programs are as follows:
  • Make a Monetary Donation, click HERE
  • Sign up to Volunteer, click HERE
  • Donate Needed Items, click HERE
  • Participate in Hunger Hike, click HERE

If you have questions or need further information, go to, call 765-423-2691 or email
A Day at the Zoo - LUM Summer Students
Columbian Park Zoo - 5th Quarter Study Trip
Last week, the students enrolled in the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program  took a trip to the Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette. During their visit they learned a lot about animals (from wallabies to pot-belled pigs) and met a two-day old Nigerian dwarf goat. {To view photos, click HERE .}

At least once a week, the LUM students go on an excursion, locally, to continue their summer learning (zoo, library, museum, firehouse) and for recreation (swimming, bowling, local park, hiking). If you wish to support the LUM 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program you may make a  monetary donation, sponsor a study/recreation trip and/or  donate snacks and supplies. For more information, click  HERE or email Kristi Hogue at .
Two Unique Experiences That Benefit LUM
Below are two June events that offer unique experiences not available every day. Thanks to our event sponsors, 100% of your donation goes to the LUM Good Samaritan Fund, an emergency financial assistance program for local families in need. Thanks to East End Grill, the Samara Trust & the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County. Check out the event details below and make your reservation today. Space is very limited.
Food & Wine Experience - NEXT Thursday, June 13
Only 2 Seats Left! Perfect for Father's Day or Date Night!
East End Grill in downtown Lafayette is hosting a very special, unique Food & Wine Experience . The event details are as follows:
  • What: Four-course dinner experience with Wine pairings
  • Date & time: NEXT Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Location: East End Grill, 1016 Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana
  • Donation: $100 per person
  • Limited to the first 10 lucky individuals
  • Hosts: Scott Trzaskus, owner, and Ambarish Lulay, chef

Make Your Reservation TODAY! If you & your friends are interested, call, email or stop by the LUM Office (765-423-2691 | | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). First come, first served. Limited to ONLY 10 participants. Only two seats left so, hurry!
Samara House Experience - Sunday, June 23
Enjoy an intimate tour and presentation at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed, John & Catherine Christian House, commonly known as Samara . The event details are as follows:
  • What: Tour & presentation followed by a Reception with hors d' oeuvres & wine
  • Date & time: Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Location: Samara House, 1301 Woodland Avenue, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Donation: $45 per person
  • Limited to the first 12 lucky individuals
  • Host: Linda Eales, Associate Curator, Samara House & Trust 

Samara, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the United States. Nestled in the woods of West Lafayette, the 2,200 square-foot Samara House affords visitors of all ages the rare and immersive opportunity to experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s fully realized Usonian design just as if they were guests of the Christian family.

Make Your Reservation TODAY! If you & your friends are interested, call, email or stop by the LUM Office (765-423-2691 | | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette). First come, first served. Limited to ONLY 12 participants. Only nine seats left so, hurry!