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More than 140,000 meals will be provided to area residents in need thanks to the $35,000 raised at the Fall for Fashion event held recently at the Tootsies women’s boutique in Buckhead.

The annual Atlanta Community Food Bank fundraiser is held in honor of Hunger Action Month and was hosted this year by 11Alive entertainment reporter Francesca Amiker. The 100-plus attendees enjoyed a runway show featuring the latest fashions, one of which was modeled by our very own publisher, Joanne Hayes. They also received expert advice from Tootsies’ style consultants and bid on auction items that included a four-course dinner and wine pairing for six with chefs Jonathan Akly and Ian Winslade, wellness and spa packages from Drybar at Avalon and STAT Wellness, and a Tootsies shopping experience for 20 complete with food and drink.

Photos: Kimberly Evans

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