Shoe Away Hunger

Shoe Away HungerWhen 15% of U.S. households are facing food insecurity, and households with children facing food insecurity is at nearly 21%, we need to find ways to help our neighbors in need.

Shoe Away Hunger is a partnering program where footwear is turned around to provide an eco-friendly means of support for our Feeding The Futures programs. We work with individuals, businesses, churches and schools.

Shoe Away Hunger Bus Schedule

View the Shoe Away Hunger bus schedule to find out when & where the bus will be next so you can purchase shoes.

February 2018

1st– Fridley-Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th St NE, Fridley, MN 55432. From 10am-12pm

2nd – Elk River-Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St NW, Elk River, MN 55330. From 2-4pm

5th– Maplewood-Redeeming Love Church, 2425 White Bear Ave N, Maplewood, MN  55119. From 3:30-5:30pm.

6th– Buffalo-Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 MN-25, Buffalo, MN 55313. From 4-6pm

12th– Little Falls-Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 Broadway W, Little Falls, MN 56345. From 3:30-5:30 PM

15th– Blaine- Christ Lutheran Church, 641 89th Ave. NE. Blaine, MN 55434. From 3-5pm

16th-South Mpls- First Stop, 2101 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

20th– South St. Paul– Central Square Community Center, 100 7th Ave N, South St Paul, MN 55075. From 4-6pm

20th- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E. 90th St., Bloomington, MN  55425. From 5-8pm

22nd– Anoka-  Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 4th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303. From 4-6pm

23rd-South Mpls- First Stop, 2101 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

26th– Mankato- New Creation World Outreach Church, 1124 N River Dr, Mankato, MN 56003. From 3:30-5:30 PM

26th-South Mpls- First Stop, 2101 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

For questions about the Shoe Sales or volunteering, please contact

How it Works

It’s easy. Simply collect your new or gently-used footwear including sneakers, sports shoes, casual shoes, boots, flip flops, ice skates, etc. Encourage your friends, relatives and neighbors to do the same. Tie or band them together, place them in a plastic bag to keep them dry.  Your shoes can be dropped off at any of these Schuler Shoe Store locations:  If you are planning to drop off 50 pairs or more, please call ahead of time to arrange drop off or a pick up: 612.440.SHOE(7463).

We encourage you to host a community shoe drive campaign as an eco-friendly way to keep shoes out of landfills and to support our efforts to provide hunger relief. The impact is truly amazing.  For every 1 pair of new or gently-used footwear received, our Shoe Away Hunger program is able to feed one more person with up to 7 days of essential groceries through our Feeding The Future programs. Each month we feed over 4000 hungry twin cities residents with hot meals and essential groceries.  Shoe Away Hunger offers a simple and meaningful way for you to join with us as we strive to eliminate local hunger “one sole at a time”.

To See How it Works Watch Our Video

For more information, please contact us at or call us at 612.440.SHOE(7463).

Sponsor a footwear drive or permanent drop-off site

Greene Espel, a downtown Minneapolis law firm, fielded a Shoe Away Hunger shoe drive. Michelle Menk, project champion and coordinator, said their office closets were overflowing in tennis shoes, men’s and women’s casual and dress shoes, flip flops, sandals, boots and even ski boots.

Greene Espel’s efforts yielded about 700 pairs and nearly 1,000 pounds of footwear!

Michelle added, “I am really grateful to work with such kind and generous people. The shoe drive was fun for everyone. Not only was our group involved, but we enlisted friends and family to clean out their closets. It is fun to see everyone working together for such a great cause.”