Martha’s Table and Arena Stage Announce “Feeds The Mind” Partnership


We are excited to announce “Feeds The Mind,” an innovative collaboration with Arena Stage to bring the love of language and joy of reading to District families facing economic challenges through a cross-organization book drive. By engaging its patrons throughout the 2015/16 season, Arena Stage will attempt to collect at least 2,400 books reaching about […]

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2nd Annual One Pot Suppers


Martha’s Table to Convene Region-Wide Dinner Conversation on Hunger in D.C. Neighborhood Gatherings to Take Place on October 25 as part of One Pot Suppers, Sparking Region-Wide Conversation about Ending Hunger in the District. Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2015) – On Sunday, October 25, households across the greater Washington, D.C. area are expected to host […]

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#SpreadTheLove With Sandwich Donations to Martha’s Table


Summer hunger is real! Make sandwiches and help us ‪#‎SpreadTheLove‬! When schools close, thousands of DC families struggle to feed their families with meals that their children would have received at schools. PB&J sandwiches are one of the most popular items we distribute and, especially in the summer months, our donations decrease just as the […]

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Save the Date: Taste of Summer is June 20th!


Taste of Summer celebrates the Martha’s Table community and provides fun, healthy activities centered around easy (and delicious!) ways to eat fruits and vegetables.  Join us June 20th from 12-3pm for free fresh produce, tasty samples, and lots of fun!

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Announcing: Summer Markets!


Martha’s Table is hosting markets (11 of them!) in July & August for the children and families that we support during the school year. Families with students enrolled in the following schools are invited to join us at any market this summer: Amidon-Bowen, Anne Beers, Browne Ed, Burroughs Ed., Garrison, Hendley, Moten, Neval Thomas, Powell, Stanton, Smothers […]

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Stand with us for Do More 24!


This June 19th, make a difference in the lives of the 18,000 children and families we serve by Doing More in 24! With your support, we can bring joy back to summer break for so many Martha’s Table families.

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Martha’s Table: Expanding to Ward 8


We’re celebrating 35 years of Martha’s Table and announcing BIG news this month: a new Martha’s Table Center will be built in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Ward 8! The new Martha’s Table center will offer our full range of child, youth, and family-focused programming: Healthy Start, Healthy Connections, and Healthy Eating. We’ve been doing more and more […]

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DC Mayor’s Office Proposes Investments in Health and Healthy Eating


We commend Mayor Bowser for proposing significant commitments in her State of the District Address and FY16 Budget to programs that increase access to health supports and healthy food— including a proposed FY16 $750,000 investment in expanding joyful food markets.

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Bowser Spikes Joy into the Moten Community


On Thursday, February 28th Moten Elementary’s Joyful Food Market got a special visitor. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser chose the Market as the setting for the announcement of her latest appointment, Spike Mendelsohn, who will serve as the Chair of D.C.’s inaugural Food Policy Council.

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Help Build Home Libraries for Our Students!


We are hosting a Family Literacy Night on May 7th themed, “Healthy Minds & Healthy Bodies”, in which our families can celebrate and learn the importance of language, literacy and good nutrition. One activity we are offering is the opportunity for families to “Build Your Own Home Library” by selecting quality, age appropriate books for their children so they can have […]

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New Leaders, New Energy

Our fierceness requires a leadership team to match. We are pleased to announce that 3 strong leaders and fierce advocates for low-income DC neighbors are officially on board! Caron, Amy and Tiffany (pictured) will be joining our talented team and continue to increase the impact and quality of all we do.

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My First Week on the Job at Martha’s Table


I started Wednesday morning in the kitchen with Chef April, where I made baked sweet potato fries for the 200 children in the Martha’s Table early child care center. At noon, I jumped over to the classrooms, and had lunch with the adorable two- and three-years, all of whom seemed to love my sweet potato fries, as well as the made-from-scratch turkey cheeseburgers and sliced oranges.

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Martha’s Table: 35 Years of Partnering with District Neighbors


For 35 years, Martha’s Table has fought the challenges of poverty in the District. In 2015, we are celebrating our history and Setting the Table for the Next 35.

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Commons Learning Project


In collaboration with the Horning Family Fund, Horning Brothers, and Community of Hope, we will be working in the coming months to understand the assets and challenges facing the Hillsdale neighborhood and to gather community feedback to ensure a mix of programs that will spur a healthy start and strengthen health and well-being for all families.

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New Mobile Market Launches


Martha’s Table and Arcadia Join Forces to Launch Mobile Farmer’s Market

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