Thank you for your interest in making a food donation to our Healthy Eating program! At Martha’s Table, we believe that everyone has a right to healthy food—and we work every day to ensure this. Whether it’s families who visit our markets, or neighbors who depend on hot meals every night from our mobile food truck, McKenna’s Wagon, we’re working 365 days a year to increase food security and ensure healthy options for our neighbors. Last year, our food programs distributed over 1.6 million healthy meals in our community. This reach would be impossible without the generous support of people like you! We have numerous opportunities for food donations. Please read our guidelines before donating.
We accept sealed, unopened, and healthy grocery donations for our emergency mini market, open 365 days a year to neighbors in need. Fresh fruits and vegetables are especially appreciated! When making donations, please ensure that groceries are fresh and that canned goods have not expired. In the event that you are planning a food drive, please give us a call to discuss any specific needs we may have, and to coordinate a delivery date!
NOTE: Donating more than 2 bags of groceries? Call our Food Donation Hotline (202-808-8047) or email email@example.com to schedule a drop off.
NOTE: Unfortunately we are unable to accept rice or raisin donations. Thank you for your understanding and for your unwavering support!
Make Trail Mix or Sandwiches
Every night, our mobile food truck, McKenna’s Wagon, rolls out to serve hundreds of homeless and hungry neighbors a hot meal, fresh fruit, trail mix, and sandwiches.
NEW! We’d like to encourage our community to donate homemade Trail Mix in 2017. Make your own mix with peanuts, whole grain cereal, pretzels, and more for distribution on McKenna’s Wagon! One cup of trail mix can easily fit in a snack-sized bag, and two cups are perfect for a bag that is sandwich-sized. Be creative–or find more ideas here!
We ask that sandwiches are either peanut butter and jelly, or meat and cheese, and are made with whole wheat bread. Please individually wrap sandwiches in bags so that they can easily be distributed, and refrain from applying condiments to extend shelf life. When possible, we ask that sandwich bags are labeled to indicate sandwich type, or are stored in boxes labeled either “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” for ease of distribution, and so that we can determine which sandwiches require refrigeration!
Looking for inspiring ways to organize a sandwich making get together? Click here for our fun sandwich-making kit! Simply interested in our sandwich making guidelines, and a donation form? Click here.
NOTE: Donating more than 100 sandwiches or bags of trail mix? Call our Food Donation Hotline (202-808-8047) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop off.
In an effort to provide quality and healthy options to all of our guests, we serve homemade muffins on McKenna’s Wagon every evening. In addition to volunteering at Martha’s Table during a “Baking Enthusiast” volunteer shift, you can bake at home and drop off muffins
Cook a (BIG) One-Pot Meal
We provide more than 100,000 made-from-scratch one-pot meals every year to neighbors in need. Consider adopting McKenna’s Wagon for a night (or week!) by donating a one-pot meal for 200 people. Please call our food donation hotline at 202-808-8047 or email email@example.com for more information.
Please consult our guidelines for a list of items that we can and can not accept. When making a food donation, please complete an In-Kind Food Donation Form so that we can thank you! Please do not include monetary donations with your packaged items, as they might get lost! Monetary donations can be mailed to Martha’s Table, PO Box 97260, Washington, DC 20090-7260, or dropped off separately during regular hours of operation. You can learn more about making a financial donation to Martha’s Table here.