Shoe Away Hunger

Feeding the Future One Sole at a Time

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 Calendar

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

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. For every 1 pair of 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. It's an amazing way to eliminate hunger on a "Shoe String Budget". For more information, please email us at shoeawayhunger@goodinthehood.org or give us a call at 612.440.SHOE(7463)

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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.”

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