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Hunger Hike closes fundraising gap

Organizers of Hunger Hike 2013 have surpassed their fundraising goal.

The donation period was extended to December 1st after the event fell 30-thousand dollars short.

Lafayette Urban Ministry Director Joe Micon announced this morning that $92,685 has been brought in to benefit LUM, Food Finders Food Bank, and the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti ministry.

The original goal was $90,000.

Micon says planning has already started for Hunger Hike 2014.

The goal next year will be to raise $93,000.