2018 Hunger Hike brings community together to fight hunger

The event's purpose it to help in the fight against hunger in our community. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Food Finders.

Posted: Sep. 17, 2018 12:13 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - This year's Hunger Hike brought people from all across Greater Lafayette to support Food Finders Food Bank.

Local celebrities from Purdue like the women's basketball team, cheerleaders, and rowing team were in attendance.

The event's purpose it to help in the fight against hunger in our community. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Food Finders.

It helps them to buy the necessary food supplies for hungry people in our area before the winter months set in.

CEO of Food Finders Katy Bunders said this is her 11th hunger hike. She said seeing the community come out and show their support for this cause never gets old

“It’s such a nice atmosphere always at Hunger Hike,” she said. “It's people who really want to do something for our community and help people that are in need and so it's just such a great event every year.”

Father Patrick Baikauskas, Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas, said he works with children and families who struggle to put food on the table in our own community.

“We get this idea that we are in a community that is well off, unemployment is really really low, oh that's not in issue here,” he said. “It is an issue.”

Father Baikauskas said it's thanks to the generosity of people in this community who attend the Hunger Hike that helps fight against hunger near and far.

If you didn't get to attend the event, you can still contribute to the cause online. Click here to donate.

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