How to be a Hub Citizen

Customers shop at Fightinville Fresh
The Fightinville Fresh Market located on 315 Simcoe St. is one of the community-led efforts to address food insecurity on Lafayette's Northside. Photo by Robin May

Lafayette is a community of doers. People here like to get things done. The problem is, there’s so much to do — especially when we’re in 24-hour crisis mode all the time.

We’ve got no shortage of problems here. Luckily, we have no shortage of problem-solvers either.

Most folks want to help, they just don’t know where to start.

Hub Citizen is Straight News Online’s solution to that problem. Think of it as your guide to making a difference in Lafayette.

Published twice each month, Hub Citizen teaches you how to take a bite out of our community’s enduring problems.

We’ll profile the small fixes making a big impact on Lafayette’s thorniest challenges — and teach you how to do it yourself.

Do you see food insecurity? Make red beans and rice. Worried about democracy? Become a poll worker.

Plus, Hub Citizen will develop resources and guides that equip you with what it takes to be a good citizen of the Hub City. 

Be a Hub Citizen. Take charge of your block, your neighborhood and your community.