Thousands Use Potluck Dinners to Transform Lives

Thousands Use Potluck Dinners to Transform Lives

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Dining For Women local chapter - Facebook PhotoLadies’ night out has become a way for thousands of American women to help girls and moms on the other side of the world.

In 2002, Marsha Wallace, a mother of four in Greenville, SC, read an article about a group of friends who met for potluck dinners and collected donations for needy families using the money they would have otherwise spent in restaurants. She decided to invite 20 of her own friends to a potluck, and surprisingly ended up raising $700. “Dining for Women” was born.

Today, DFW has more than 230 chapters around the country with 8,000 members who have raised over $1.5 million, one potluck at a time.

Each month the organization chooses a different charity to support. With home-cooked buffets and friendly conversation the monthly meals have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and girls living in the most extreme poverty in more than 30 countries.

WATCH the Making a Difference video below from NBC – To JOIN the movement and host your own friends for a potluck supper of hope, visit