Community Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Drive-Thru Food Drop Off
January 16th @ 10 AM-12 PM

To celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, Ivy Tech Community College and Lafayette Urban Ministries Protein Pantry have  partnered up to host a drive-thru food drop off. Donations can be made at Ivy Tech Campus’s Circle Drive. More details about food need can be found below. 

Pastor's alliance MLK Commemoration Service
'The Beloved Community MLK Envisioned'
January 17th @ 4 PM-6 PM

This live panel discussion will feature Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Rev. Toby Sanders, and Dr. Leonard Harris. 

For Zoom and more event information, click below. 

'The Gangsta Gardener'
January 18th @ 1 PM

Purdue will host Ron Finley, who is known for addressing food prisons and food deserts in the South Central LA area by creating several community gardens in the unused spaces throughout the area. 

Register for free virtual tickets and click below to learn more. 

Beloved Community Conversations: A Greater Lafayette Town hall
January 18th @ 6 PM-8:30 PM

Join Beloved Community Lafayette for a Beloved Community Conversation in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn about the path to a better Greater Lafayette and hear from several guest speakers from the community. 

For registration info, click below.


'And the band played on' Diversity Awareness Week

All of the listed virtual events are sponsored by Purdue’s College of Agriculture and College of Health and Human Sciences. Charity efforts will benefit the Hanna Community Center. 

For events and registration info, click below. 

ACE campus Food Pantry Food Drive
January 18th-22nd

In place of the traditional Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, The ACE Pantry van will be parked outside of various locations throughout Purdue’s campus where food donations can be made. Specific times and locations can be found below. 

* Jan. 18: 6-7 p.m. – Shreve/Earhart/Meredith/Meredith South residence halls; 7-8 p.m. – Tarkington/Wiley residence halls; 8-8:45 p.m. – Hawkins Residence Hall.

* Jan. 19: 1-2 p.m. – Hovde/Schleman halls; 2-3 p.m. – Stewart Center – Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Library; 3-4 p.m. – Herrick Labs; 6-7 p.m. – Hilltop/Cary Quad/Owen residence halls; 7-8 p.m. – McCutcheon/Harrison/Hillenbrand residence halls; 8-8:45 p.m. – Purdue Village/Aspire at Discovery Park.

* Jan. 20: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Mackey Arena; 1-4 p.m. – Krach Leadership Center; 6-7 p.m. – Black Cultural Center, Griffin South and Griffin North residence halls; 7-8 p.m. – Meredith South/First Street Towers residence halls.

* Jan. 21: 1-3 p.m. – Class of 1950 Lecture Hall; 3-4 p.m. – Purdue Graduate Student Center; 6-7 p.m. – Windsor/Honor College residence halls

* Jan. 22: 10-4 p.m. – Participating Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life locations.

Protect Purdue Store

When you shop at the Protect Purdue Store, all proceeds will benefit the ACE Food Pantry. These items are provided as a part of the Protect Purdue Ambassador initiative. The benefit will be a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Click below to shop Protect Purdue. 

Purdue's Martin Luther king Jr. Commemorative Lecture January 21st @ 7PM

Featuring keynote speaker, Andrew Young, and moderated by Purdue alumnus, Julian Phillips, the all virtual event celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 

To learn more and register, click below. 

COmmunity Conversations

Take part in the ongoing process of keeping a pulse on the issues surrounding our community. Using an outward turning approach and kitchen table style conversations, participants answer a series of questions in hopes of documenting their aspirations for the Greater Lafayette community. Main concerns in the conversations have included mental health, substance use, crime and drugs, diversity and inclusion, communication about events and services, accessibility/transportation and youth engagement. 

To register for one of the scheduled Community Conversations, click your desired date below.