Hunger Hike Aims to Boost Food Pantry Hours Created by djackson on 4/27/2014 3:54:50 PM
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP): Lafayette-area food pantries are teaming up for a fund drive that they hope will allow them to extend their hours.
The Journal & Courier reports Food Finders Food Bank, the Lafayette Urban Ministry and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Center hope to raise $125,000 this year through the Hunger Hike program and a 5K race.
The groups aimed to raise $90,000 last year but fell $30,000 short of their goal despite a record turnout of walkers.
Urban Ministry Executive Director Joe Micon says his food pantry plans to offer Saturday afternoon hours starting June 1. The money raised from the Hunger Hike programs will fund the additional cost.
The Hunger Hike 5K will take place Sept. 20. The Hunger Hike is scheduled for Sept. 21.