Shoe Away Hunger

When 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.

More Information

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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.

July 2018

10th– Kandiyohi County- 624 Pacific Ave SW., Willmar, MN 56201. From 10-2 pm

12th Bloomington, Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2pm

12th F4A-Brooklyn Center- CEAP, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. From 4-6PM

13thIn the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

13th F4A-NE Mpls Laborers Local 563 Union Hall, 901 14th Ave. NE – Minneapolis, MN 55413. From 11-1pm

14th– Teen Challenge, 1619 Portland Ave., Mpls, MN  55404. From 11-2pm

16thIn the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

17th Bloomington (In the building), Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8pm

20th In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

20th -EMS (ECS)- 1900 11th Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404- From 12-3pm

23rd In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

26th F4A-Anoka- Zion Lutheran Church Thursday 4:00 — 6:00pm 1601 4th Avenue S – Anoka, MN 55303. From 4-6pm

26th Bloomington, Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2pm

27th– Jericho Road Ministries- 1628 E. 33rd St., Mpls, MN. 55407. From 9-11 am.

27th F4A- Golden Valley- Golden Valley Humane Society Friday 11:00am -1:00pm 845 Meadow Ln N, Golden Valley, MN 55422. From 11-1pm

27th In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

30th Fare For All (The Food Group) Warehouse Sale, 8501 54th Ave N., New Hope, MN  55428.  From 9:30-12.

30th In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

August 2018

2nd- F4A- Northfield-Church of St. Dominic, 104 Linden St. N – North eld, MN 55057. From 3:30 — 5:30pm

3rd- F4A-  St. Paul (West 7th)- West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St., St. Paul, MN 55102. From 10:00am -12pm

6thShakopee Community Assistance (SAC)- 350 Atwood St South., Shakopee, MN  55379. From 3-6 pm

7th F4A- Eagan-Easter (by the Lake) Lutheran Church, 4545 Pilot Knob Rd., Eagan, MN 55122. From 3:30-5:30pm

10th- F4AWhite Bear Lake- Community of Grace Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden St., White Bear Lake, MN 55110. From 2:00-4:00pm

13th- F4A St. Joseph-Resurrection on Lutheran Church, 610 County Rd. 2., St. Joseph, MN 56374. From 3:30-5:30pm

15thF4A–  St. Louis Park-Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8115 State Highway 7., St. Louis Park, MN 55426. From 4-6pm

For questions about the Shoe Sales or volunteering, please contact shoeawayhunger@goodinthehood.org.

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: https://www.schulershoes.com/stores  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 shoeawayhunger@goodinthehood.org 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.”