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 to find out when & where the bus will be next so you can purchase shoes.

August 2018

Show Away Hunger Bus Schedule - August 2018

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- F4A- White 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

16th– F4A-  St Paul- Hallie Q Brown Community Center, 270 N Kent St. – St. Paul, MN 55102 . From 4-6pm

22nd – F4A- (6458) Burnsville-Diamondhead Education Center on Center, 200 W Burnsville Parkway – Burnsville, MN 55337. From 3-5pm

24thPrism, 1220 Zane Ave N., Golden Valley, MN  55422. From 9-12 pm

24thNew Creation Lutheran Church, 1053 Jefferson St S., Shakopee, MN  55379. From 3:30-6pm)

September, 2018

4th- F4A- Shakopee- St. Joseph Church, 435 W. 7th St., Red Wing, MN  55066. From 3:00-5:00pm

5th F4A- East St. Paul- Hazel Park United Church of Christ, 1831 E Minnehaha Ave. – St. Paul, MN 55119. From 4-6pm

10th F4A- St. Cloud- Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Dr. SE – St. Cloud, MN 56304. 3:30-5:30 pm

12th Shakopee- Project Community Connect, 1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379. From

13th – F4A- Cottage Grove- All Saints Lutheran Church, 8100 Belden Blvd. – Cottage Grove, MN 55016. From 4-6 pm

18th– F4A- Stillwater, Community Thread, 2300 Orleans St. W. – Stillwater, MN 55082. From 4-6pm

19th – F4A- Bloomington, Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S – Bloomington, MN 55431. From 11-1pm

25th– F4A-Richfield- Richfield Community Center, 7000 Nicollet Ave. S – Richfield, MN 55423. From 1-3 pm

26th– F4A- Forest Lake– VFW 4210 , 556 SW 12th Street – Forest Lake, MN 55025. From 4-6pm

27th– F4A- Chaska,  Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal St. – Chaska, MN 55318. From 4-6pm

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.”