The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, in partnership with Good in the ‘Hood and its ‘Shoe Away Hunger’ campaign, is hosting a shoe collection drive until Aug. 26 to raise money for local hunger relief.
Shoes will be collected at every Twin Cities YMCA location and then made available for a suggested $5 donation at shoe drive events. Shoes will travel in what the YMCA calls a “shoe bus” to events which will feature shoe sales and pop-up food shelves.
Pop-up food shelves will make it easier for some families to get food, with an emphasis on fresh produce, Senior Program Director for YMCA Neighborhood Centers Kate Whitby said. Pop-up food shelf events will take place the third Thursday of every month for the foreseeable future.
Money raised will go toward providing hunger relief for many of the communities the YMCA serves.
The first shoe bus event is scheduled for 3 and 5 p.m. Thursday at Maple Ponds Homes in Maplewood.