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

Shoe Away Hunger – One Pager (PDF)

 

Shoe Away Hunger Bus Schedule

View the Shoe Away Hunger bus schedule below to find out when & where the bus will be next so you can purchase shoes. Don’t miss our Annual Fall Boot/Shoe Sale October 11th! 

October 2018

15th– F4A- Little Falls, Bethel Lutheran Church, 901 Broadway W., Little Falls, MN 56345. From 3:30-5:30 pm

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

16th – F4A- Roseville, Real Life Church, 2353 Chatsworth St. N., Roseville, MN 55113. From 3-5pm

16th  Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8 pm

18th  F4A- Blaine, Christ Lutheran Church, 641 89th Avenue NE., Blaine, MN 55434. From 3-5pm

19th – West St Paul- YMCA, 150 Thompson Ave E., St. Paul, MN  55118. From 5-7 pm

19th  Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

22nd – F4A- Oakdale, Grace of God Lutheran Church, 420 Hayward Ave. N., Oakdale, MN 55128. From 3:30-5:30 pm

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

23rd – F4A-South St. Paul, Central Square Community Center, 100 7th Avenue N., South St. Paul, MN 55075. From 4-6 pm

25th  Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

25th – Mpls-Henn County N Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N., Mpls, MN  55441. From 4-6 pm

26th – Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

29th – St Paul- East Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1173 Payne Ave. S., St Paul, MN  55130. From 4:30-6:30 pm

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

30th – F4A- Eden Prairie, Pax Christi Catholic Church  12100 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. From 3:30-5:30 pm

November 2018

2nd Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

2nd-Mpls- Community Emergency Service, 1900 11th Ave., Mpls., MN., 55404. From 12-3 pm

5th– F4A- New Hope, The Food Group Warehouse, 8501 54th Ave. N New Hope, MN 55428. From 9:30-12

5th Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

6th– Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8 pm

7TH– F4A-North Branch, Trinity Lutheran Church, 38460 Lincoln Trail, North Branch, MN 55056. From 2-4pm

8th F4A- Brooklyn Center, CEAP, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. From 4-6pm

8th Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

9th F4A- NE Mpls, Laborers Local 563 Union Hall, 901 14th Ave. NE., Minneapolis, MN 55413. From 11-1pm)

9th Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

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

15thF4A- Anoka, Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 4th Avenue S., Anoka, MN 55303. From 4-6 pm

 

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: 612-440-7463 (SHOE).

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.

Did you know we have two Shoe Buses that are on the road hosting events several times each week to bring quality footwear to those in need?  These mobile shoe stores enable us to bless our community and to provide affordable quality footwear for those who are economically disadvantaged.  In addition, it helps us to raise the important dollars we need to continue feeding over 4,000 people each month through our Feeding The Future programs and services.  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”. A gift of only $250 will cover the operational costs for an entire event.  A single bus event may serve as many as 100 households with the double blessing of bringing crucial support for the hungry.  We invite you to take a moment to view our new video below to learn more. Will you partner with us TODAY?  Your gift makes a BIG difference for our neighbors in need. You can donate to this important program here.

To See How it Works Watch Our Video

For more information, please contact us at shoeawayhunger@goodinthehood.org or call us at 612-440-7463 (SHOE) .

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.”