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.

September 2018

Sept 2018 shoe bus schedule image

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

18th– Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8 pm

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

24th Richfield- Richfield Community Center– 7000 Nicollet Ave., Mpls, MN. 55423. From 1-3 pm

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

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

26thF4A- Forest Lake- VFW 4210 , 556 SW 12th Street – Forest Lake, MN 55025. From 4-6pm

27th– Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 10-2 pm

27thF4A- Chaska,  Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal St. – Chaska, MN 55318. From 4-6pm

28th Bloomington- Valley View Elementary – 351 E 88th St., Bloomington, MN 55420. 5-7:30 pm

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

October 2018

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

2nd Bloomington- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8 pm

4th F4A- Fridley- Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th Street NE, Fridley, MN 55432. Thursday 10:00am — 12 pm

5th– F4A-Elk River, Central Lutheran Church, 1103 School St. NW., Elk River, MN 55330. 2-4pm

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

9th -F4A- Buffalo, Zion Lutheran Church1200 MN-25, Buffalo, MN 55313. From 4-6pm

11th Bloomington Fall Boot/shoe sale- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 8am-7 pm

12th Bloomington Fall Boot/shoe sale- Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 8am-7 pm

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.

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. 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 612-440-7463 (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.”