Hunger Hike to Help Fight Food Insecurities

An event is aiming to fundraise over 100 thousand dollars to fight food insecurities throughout Greater Lafayette this Sunday.

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 5:47 PM
Updated: Sep 19, 2019 9:23 AM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An event is aiming to fundraise over 100 thousand dollars to fight food insecurities throughout Greater Lafayette this Sunday.

The annual Hunger Hike event will host a 3K hike in support of food assistance programs that help better the community. The event is set to begin at Riehle Plaza with check-in starting at noon. The hike will start at two in the afternoon on the Wabash Heritage Trail along the historic Wabash River.

Food Finders CEO and President, Katy Bunder said the Hike provides them with at least 30,000 dollars to keep their food bank open.

"Well, the thing I love about Hunger Hike is that you just get such a lively group of like-minded people everyone's there because they care about ending hunger in our community," said Bunder. 

Lafayette Urban Ministry Executive Director Joe Micon said In Tippecanoe County nearly 7,000 children suffer from hunger daily.

"Oftentimes children will go to bed without having a full meal at night and here in Greater Lafayette Indiana we just can't accept that so one of the ways that we've addressed that is through the hunger hike," said Micon.

The event aims to fundraise more than 100,000 dollars for organizations such as the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance program, St Thomas Aquinas Haiti's Ministry, and as well as Food Finders Food Bank.

"Families can't be healthy unless they have good food nutrition and one of the most important ways we pay for that food is through the Hunger Hike," said Micon.

St. Tom's Pastor and Director, Father Patrick says without the donations from Hunger Hike they would not be able to give resources to people living in Haiti.

"We're going to address hunger in Lafayette because there are food security issues here and we're going to go to Haiti because we've got the resources to that now," said Father Patrick.

Purdue Cheerleaders alongside the women's Basketball and Crew team will be at the event to show support.

"Every dollar they give helps us to meet our goal," said Micon.

If you are looking to donate or attend the event you can visit their page at Hungerhike.org

If you are interested in volunteering this Sunday you can also check out their volunteer page. 

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