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.

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.

MAY 2018

11th Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

14th Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

15thStillwater- Community Thread – 2300 Orleans St. W. Stillwater, MN 55082 From 4:00 — 6:00pm

15th– Bloomington (In the building) Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8pm

16thBloomington- Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S – Bloomington, MN 55431. From 11:00-1:00pm

18th Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

19th- Bloomington-Valley View Playfield, 9000 Portland Ave, Bloomington, MN 55420. From 11-2pm

21st- Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

22ndRichfield- Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave. S – Rich eld, MN 55423From 1:00 — 3:00pm

23rdForest Lake- VFW, 556 SW 12th Street – Forest Lake, MN 55025. From 4:00 — 6:00pm

24th-Bloomington (In the building) Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2pm

24thChaska- Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal St. – Chaska, MN 55318. From 4:00 — 6:00pm

25th Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

31st- Bloomington (In the building) Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

June, 2018

1st- Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

4th Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

5th– F4A-Buffalo- Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 MN-25, Buffalo, MN 55313. From 4:00-6:00pm

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

7th– F4A-Fridley-Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th Street NE – Fridley, MN 55432. From 10 -12pm

8th– F4A-Elk River- Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St. NW – Elk River, MN 55330From 2:00 — 4:00pm

8th Mpls, (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

11th– F4A-Maplewood-Redeeming Love Church, 2425 White Bear Ave. N – Maplewood, MN 55109. From 3:30 — 5:30pm

11th Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

11th– Cottage Grove, Park High School, 8040 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016, USA. From 5-7pm

13th– Young America, John’s United Church of Christ, 12984 County Rd 51, Norwood Young America, MN 55368. From 3-6pm

14th-Bloomington (In the building) Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2pm

15th Mpls. (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

18th –F4A-Little Falls-Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 Broadway W – Little Falls, MN 56345From 3:30 — 5:30pm

18th Mpls (In the building)-Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

19th- Bloomington (In the building), Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8pm

19th– F4A-Roseville-Real Life Church, 2353 Chatsworth St. N – Roseville, MN 55113. From 3:00 — 5:00pm

20th– Mpls, EMS 1900 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA. From 12-3pm

21st – F4A- Blaine-Christ Lutheran Church, 641 89th Avenue NE – Blaine, MN 55434. From 3:00 — 5:00pm

22nd- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

25th– F4A-Mankato-New Creation World Outreach Church, 1124 N. River Drive – Mankato, MN 56003. From 3:30-5:30pm

25th- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

26th– F4A-South St. Paul- Central Square Community Center, 100 7th Avenue N – South St. Paul, MN 55075. From 4:00 — 6:00pm

 28th- Bloomington, Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2pm

28th– Mpls.Minnesota Workforce Center, 800 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411. From 1-5pm

29th- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

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.”