#FeelGoodFriday - Wine, Women and Shoes

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I've posted about Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina before, and anybody who knows me knows that I'm passionate about hunger related non-profits. I also love a great glass of red wine and a fashion show, so I was thrilled to be a small part of such a great event!

 I had the best time meeting lots of new people at the event!

I had the best time meeting lots of new people at the event!

 Before taking the runway for Versona

Before taking the runway for Versona

On September 21, 2017 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina hosted the 5th Annual Wine Women and Shoes Charlotte fundraiser at Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte to raise money for ending hunger in the Charlotte Metrolina Region. Guests sipped sensational wines, shopped the latest fashions from upscale boutiques in the area, mingled with charming "Shoe Guys", and enjoyed a glamorous fashion show!

During the cocktail hour, I was able to mix and mingle with some of Charlotte's most fashionable women! I networked, posed for pictures and met some great women! After the cocktail hour, there was an auction, a video and then the runway show kicked off. This year's fashion show had a variety of women from public figures to public servants, veterans and business owners. 

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Fast Facts:

  • SHFBM has been in existence since 1981.

  • SHFBM serves a total of 19 counties.

  • 14 counties in North Carolina: Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union.

  • 5 counties in South Carolina: Cherokee, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York. 

  • SHFBM provides food for over 700 partner agencies including soup kitchens like Urban Ministries, emergency pantries like Loaves and Fishes, homeless shelters like Uptown Men’s Shelter and Center of Hope, senior programs, and low-income daycares.

  • SHFBM annually distributes over 54 million pounds of food and other household items throughout the 19 county service region.

  • 17.5 million pounds of the annual distribution is fresh produce, meat and dairy.

  • 18.3% of the service area population, over 527,000 people, live in poverty including over 188,000 children and almost 40,000 seniors.

  • Approximately 75% of the food they distribute is donated, 11% is purchased and 14% of the food comes from government commodities.

Want to get involved? Click here for information about volunteer and donation opportunities!