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.

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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.

May 2019

28th- Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

29th– Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

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

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

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

June:

1stMpls- Jordan Area Community Council (JACC) (9607)- Russell Ave N, Minneapolis, MN- From 10:00-3:00 pm

3rd Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

4th Red Wing- (9176)St. Joseph Church, 435 W. 7th St., Red Wing, MN  55066. FROM 3:00-5: 00 pm (Fare for All)

 5th Cedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm-

5th– E. St Paul- Hazel Park United Church of Christ (6516)- 1831 E Minnehaha Ave. , St. Paul, MN.  55119. From 4-6 pm. (Fare for All)

6thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

7th Cedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

7thSt Paul West 7th Community Center (6437), 265 Oneida St, St Paul, MN 55102  From 10-12pm. (Fare for All)

7thMpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

10thMpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

10thSt. Cloud-Salem Lutheran Church (6514) 90 Riverside Dr SE, St Cloud, MN 56304 (time 3:30-5: 30 pm. (Fare for All)

11thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm-

12th Cedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

13th Cedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

13thNorthfield-Church of St. Dominic (6337)-, 104 Linden St. N., Northfield, MN 55057. From 3:30-5: 30 PM. (Fare for All)

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

14thNE Minneapolis- Laborers Local 563(6385)-Sprinkler Fitters Union Hall, 1404 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. 11-1PM. (Fare for All)

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

17th Little Falls –Bethel Lutheran Church (6336)-, 901 Broadway W, Little Falls, MN 56345. From 3:30-5:30 PM. (Fare for All)

17thMpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

18thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

18thBloomington-Cedar Valley (7060), 8600 Bloomington Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8 pm

19thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

19th St. Louis Park-Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (6515), 8115 State Highway 7 – St. Louis Park, MN 55426. From 4:00-6:00pm. (Fare for All)

20thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

20thSt Paul- Hallie Q Brown Community Center (6345).  270 N Kent St. – St. Paul, MN 55102 . From 4-6pm. (Fare for All)

21stCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

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

24th Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm 

25thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

26th Cedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

26th-Burnsville-Diamondhead Education Center (6458), 200 W Burnsville Parkway – Burnsville, MN 55337. From 3:00-5:00pm. (Fare for All)

27thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

27th-Anoka-  Zion Lutheran Church (6503)-, 1601 4th Ave, Anoka, MN 55303. From 4-6pm. (Fare for All)

28thCedarcrest Church (in the building), 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

28th Mpls.- In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm

28thGolden Valley-Golden Valley Humane Society 6324), 845 Meadow Lane N, Golden Valley, MN 55422. From 11AM-1PM. (Fare for All)

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.”