Adopt a Market

A Partnership Program

Volunteer at our pop-up markets to distribute free, fresh groceries and help spread the joy of healthy eating to children and families across the District! Through Martha’s Table’s Adopt-A-Market partnership program, organizations, social groups, religious organizations, university clubs, work teams, or inspired friends can select one of our monthly school markets to adopt. Adopting a school market requires that each group provide 10 volunteers for a market shift every month for the school year.


As an Adopt a Market partner, your group will assist with the distribution of healthy groceries and will co-lead healthy eating activities with children and families. Your group will have the opportunity to form lasting bonds with neighbors across the District while tackling food insecurity in a DC Public School. Each distributed grocery bag, full of fresh produce and healthy pantry staples, is taken home to fridges and cupboards, and amounts to roughly 23 pounds (or 18 meals per child).

Martha’s Table works to increase access to education, food, and opportunity for vulnerable children, families, and individuals in the District of Columbia. We reach thousands of residents through our food, education, and clothing programs with essential support from 16,000 volunteers every year. Volunteers are critical to Martha’s Table’s work and to expanding our market program. If you are interested in adopting a school market, please contact Francisca Alba, Assistant Director of Volunteer Engagement, at or (202) 750-8454.

See our Adopt a Market fact sheet and our Joyful Food Market Volunteer fact sheet to learn more.

Dive into the Adopt a Market experience by checking out this quick video!

The following schools are still seeking dedicated groups to adopt them:

Burrville ES (Ward 7)
Center City PCS (Ward 8)
Friendship Public Charter-Southeast Academy (Ward 8)
Kimball ES (Ward 7)
King ES (Ward 8)

Thanks to the following organizations who have adopted our markets:


Stanton Volunteer
Adopt a market with your group or organization!


Market Volunteer
As a volunteer, you’ll help students, families, and individuals shop through our market.