Lafayette Urban Ministry receives $15,000 anonymous gift

A $15,000 donation is going a long way for multiple programs within Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Posted: Sep 13, 2019 1:02 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A $15,000 donation is going a long way for multiple programs within Lafayette Urban Ministry.

LUM Executive Director Joe Micon said the donor has chosen to stay anonymous.

The donation will be split between five programs including the new LUM Protein Food Pantry. According to program leaders, it only costs around 10-cents to provide a full meal for one person.

With all the people they serve each week, Pantry Coordinator Nina Morgan said this money will provide so much.

“We may be serving anywhere from a hundred to 160 individuals,” said Morgan. “This money is going to help us to continue to purchase that food and paper products that we need to keep this operating.”

Morgan said the person behind this donation has made a great impact.

“We operate on donations. The food insecurity in Lafayette is not something to ignore. It's there, people know about it,” said Morgan. “This was just a very generous, very generous gift.”

The food pantry operates every Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. It's located at LUM's Emergency Shelter at 525 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN.

The Protein Pantry has been operating since the St.John’s/LUM pantry closed earlier this year.

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