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2017 Hunger Hike tops $110,000 two years in a row

The 2017 Hunger Hike raised more than $110,000 for three area charities.

Posted: Dec. 14, 2017 5:18 PM
Updated: Dec. 14, 2017 5:58 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The totals from the 25th Hunger Hike are announced.


The 2017 Hunger Hike raised more than $110,000 for three area charities. The total was split up between Food Finders Food Bank, Lafayette Urban Ministry and Saint Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry.

Father Patrick Baikauskas said the work his church is doing in Haiti is saving lives. The money is partly used to teach sustainable farming and increase crop yields.

He said the country is still in desperate need of help.

"We're trying to finally get to that place where we're seeing improvements that have been made post-earthquake the earthquake that occured in 2010," Baikauskas said.

Food Finders Food Bank President Katy Bunder said part of its share of the donations goes towards stocking its pantry in time for the holidays.

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