Good in the 'Hood


Agency Description: Good in the 'Hood is an organization dedicated to intentional acts of kindness that can simply make a difference in one life, one family, and one community at a time. We invite you to take a look at our programs, and to partner with us as we seek to inspire a contagious momentum of kindness in the urban and suburban communities.

We have several volunteer opportunities available from food distribution, shoe sorting, shoe bus events, and holiday programs.

Position Description: Just a positive can-do attitude with appropriate work clothing (no open-toed shoes) is all you need. We have multiple ways to get involved:

 1.  Food in the 'Hood set-up and distributions are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at our Bloomington location 1630 E 90th. St. Bloomington, MN 55425. We have 2 volunteer shifts available:

  • 12:00-4:00 pm (unloading trucks, set-up facility, pre-bagging produce, cleaning, administrative work, etc.)

  • 4:30-9:00 pm (serving meals, distributing groceries, carrying boxes of food, childcare opportunities, cleaning, administration, etc.)

  1. Shoe sorting events Shoe sorting events take place at Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-2pm (2 hour minimum required).  Shoe sorting events take place at our Brooklyn Park Warehouse location, 8629 Wyoming Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN  55445.

  2. Shoe Bus Events take place 3-5 times a week in various locations around the Twin Cities. If you register for a Shoe Bus sale you will meet at the sale location and be working on the bus to help customers find shoes and check out.

How to Apply: To get started, please do the following:

  1. Please visit our website and click the blue “Volunteer Registration” button at the bottom of the page and that will bring you to a listing of all upcoming volunteer events. (If this link doesn't work in Explorer try opening it in another browser like Chrome). Register for event(s).

  2. Once you have registered for a particular event, date and time we invite you to arrive on the date of choice ready to serve. Be sure to let the event supervisor know that you are a Normandale student to track your hours.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (612) 440-7463 or email us at We look forward to serving with you!