FAQs

Is Martha’s Table a soup kitchen?
Every night of the year, Martha’s Table hosts a one pot supper at 4 locations throughout the District–but we partner children, families, and neighbors in many more ways than just our nightly meal. Our Healthy Start Center offers early childhood and out of school time education; our Parent Success Center offers parent engagement programming, our two Martha’s Outfitters thrifts stores engage our community and provided free clothing to over 10,000 neighbors last year, and our Martha’s Markets and Joyful Food Markets programs bring free groceries to over 30 locations throughout the city.

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