A Charlotte favorite – Wine, Women & Shoes

This year the annual favorite Wine, Women & Shoes was held at the Westin Hotel on September 28th. Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) puts on this annual event to raise money and awareness toward ending hunger. They provide a regional distribution warehouse and branches that supply food and grocery items to charitable agencies that assist people in need. In addition, they provide training, technical assistance and hunger education to their partner agencies.

SHFBM annually distributes over 54 million pounds of food and other household items throughout their 19 county service region. 17.5 million pounds of the annual distribution is fresh produce, meat and dairy.  Serving14 counties in North Carolina including Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union. The food bank also serves 5 counties in South Carolina including Cherokee, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York.

In the last decade, Wine Women & Shoes has exploded across the US producing more than 400 fashion fundraising events. This two-part signature event series creates an enhanced atmosphere of giving where community-minded, philanthropic women (and a few good men) gather to sip, shop, savor, and support a worthy cause in an exciting, chic and innovative way.  The theme for this year was mothers & daughters “rippin the runway”.

Guests are engaged with wow moments throughout the fashion show. Striking stages with dramatic lighting and entertainment delight and command the attention of the audience.  From wine tasting and culinary delights, to shopping the designer pop-up boutiques, and mingling with charming Shoe Guys, this event is lively and engaging. Most importantly, the program educates and engages the guests about the cause of the SHFBM.