FAQs

Is Martha’s Table a soup kitchen?
Martha’s Table supports children, families, and neighbors in many ways. Through our Community Supports program, we host a one-pot supper every night of the year at 3 locations in the District. Additionally, Martha’s Outfitters is a no-cost community store that provides access to clothing and baby items to families with young children. Our Education program offers two nationally accredited early childhood education centers for children 6 weeks to three years of age. The program focuses on building a strong foundation for academic and life success. Our accredited out-of-school time program provides children, Pre-K3 through 2nd grade, a supportive environment to build literacy, social, and developmental skills. Additionally, we offer a family engagement program that includes home visiting, parenting groups, and classes for caregivers. Our Nutrition program is comprised of Martha’s Lobby Market and Joyful Food Market. The program offers a monthly no-cost market for families to shop for fresh produce and pantry items. We expanded Joyful Food Markets to partner with over 50 DC public elementary schools in Wards 7 and 8.

Who is Martha?
The Martha’s Table name comes from an admirable individual in the Bible: Martha!  When Jesus and his disciples were on their way to Jerusalem, they stopped in a village, where a woman named Martha and her sister Mary opened their home to them.  While Mary sat with the apostles and listened to their teachings, Martha was consumed by preparations in the kitchen for her honored guests.  While we are not a religiously-based organization, our founders Veronica Maz, a social worker, and Father Horace McKenna, a Jesuit Priest, choose the name “Martha’s Table” to represent the dignity in being the one who serves.

What programs does Martha’s Table offer?
Martha’s Table offers a wide array of supports for District neighbors. Please visit our program page for more details.

How and where can I donate to Martha’s Table?
Thank you for considering a donation to Martha’s Table! Please visit our donate page for more information on the different ways you can donate to us.

What is Martha’s Table’s United Way and CFC number?
UW #8445
CFC #29262

How do I start volunteering at Martha’s Table?
Please visit our volunteer page, make an account on our Volunteer Hub and sign up for a shift!

What do I do if my question isn’t answered on this page?
Please send us an email at info@marthastable.org