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.

APRIL 2018

 

10th Eagan- Easter (by the Lake) Lutheran Church, 4545 Pilot Knob Rd.— Eagan, MN 55122. From 3:30 — 5:30pm

 11thNorth Branch-Trinity Lutheran Church, 38460 Lincoln Trail – North Branch, MN 55056 From 2:00 — 4:00pm

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

12thEMS- 11095 Viking Dr., Eden Prairie, MN  55344. From 9-1pm

13thWhite Bear Lake-Community of Grace Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden St. – White Bear Lake, MN 55110 From 2:00 — 4:00pm

13thIn the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm.

16th St. Joseph– Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 Co Rd 2, St Joseph, MN 56374.  From 3:30-5:30PM

16th In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm.

17th Project Community Connect, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, MN  56001. From 12-4pm

18th St. Louis Park-Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8115 State Highway 7 – St. Louis Park, MN 55426. From 4:00 — 6:00pm

20th In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm.

21stService Day in Savage, 13090 Alabama Ave., Savage, MN  55378. From 10-3pm

21stSkyview Community Elementary School, 1100 Heron Ave., St Paul, MN 55128. From 8-12pm

23rd Oakdale-Grace of God Lutheran Church, 420 Hayward Ave. N – Oakdale, MN 55128. From 3:30 — 5:30pm

23rdIn the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm.

25th Burnsville- Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W Burnsville Parkway – Burnsville, MN 55337. From 3:00-5:00pm

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

27thIn the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm.

30th In the building–Lutheran Colportage (First Stop)- 2101 Chicago Ave S., Mpls, MN 55404. From 12-6pm.

MAY

1stShakopee- New Creation Church, 1053 Jefferson St. – Shakopee, MN 55379. From 4:00 -6:00pm

1st- Bloomington (In the building) Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425. From 5-8pm

2ndEast St. Paul- Hazel Park United Church of Christ, 1831 E Minnehaha Ave. – St. Paul, MN 55119From 4:00 -6:00pm

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

7thSt. Cloud-Salem Lutheran Church, 90 Riverside Dr. SE – St. Cloud, MN 56304. From 3:30 — 5:30pm

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

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

10thCottage Grove- All Saints Lutheran Church, 8100 Belden Blvd. – Cottage Grove, MN 55016. From 4:00 — 6:00pm

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

11th– Minneapolis Public School, 4237 Colfax Ave S. Minneapolis, MN  55409. From 2-7pm

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

15thStillwater- Stillwater Junior High School, 523 W Marsh St. – 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

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

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.”