Families Learn how to Bring Literacy to all Parts of their Children’s Lives

03.30.2018

On March 29th, families and students from our education programs joined the Martha’s Table community for our annual Family Literacy Night! This year’s theme was “Blueprints for Literacy”. Each classroom was designed to resemble a part daily life, like the bedroom, the car, the laundry room. Parents and their children learned how to incorporate literacy […]

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Join Us at the New Martha’s Outfitters!

As Martha’s Table transitions to our new Ward 8 headquarters, The Commons, we’ve said goodbye to Martha’s Outfitters on 14th Street NW. Martha’s Outfitters has re-launched on Martin Luther King Avenue in SE under a new model designed for families with young children. The new model will provide access to clothing and supplies crucial to […]

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Thank you for showing your love in 2017!

02.22.2018

Our community showed their love in 2017, making it one of our most impactful years ever! Take a look at the ways our community partners, donors, volunteers, and staff made a difference in the lives of our neighbors over the past year: Thank you for building a brighter future with us in 2017. Make sure […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Ms. Flo’s Story

12.14.2017

  I spend each day preparing food for hundreds of neighbors through McKenna’s Wagon and our on-site afternoon meal service. Food has always been a way to express my love and gratitude, and I strive for excellence with everything I cook. I think about the people to use our meal services, and I want them […]

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Building A Brighter Future: Sequoya’s Story

  I’ve been teaching at Martha’s Table for ten years, and I celebrate every day as a new opportunity to open my students’ eyes to the world around them. At Martha’s Table, we provide high-quality early childhood education–not just childcare. If you walked into my classroom, it might look like we’re just playing. But we’re […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Becky’s Story

  I love language and guiding children through their development. As a Literacy Coach at Martha’s Table, I work with teachers to bring literacy-based activities into the classroom, and help them look for skills distinct to each student that will help them build reading skills as they get older. I love my job because I […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Shani’s Story

  I’m a proud Joyful Food Market shopper and volunteer. Each month, I spend an afternoon at my child’s school helping my neighbors shop for healthy food and working with the Chef Educators to get children and their parents excited about eating healthy. These markets are so important to my family. As a mother of […]

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Building a Brighter Future: John’s Story

After I retired, I just wanted spend my time helping others. Now, I find myself in Martha’s Table’s food prep room chopping onions every Thursday with a crew of regular volunteers. I’ve been inspired by the stories of people who used Martha’s Table as a resource when their family was in a rough patch. But […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Rob’s Story

I was born and raised in Southeast D.C., and I know how difficult it can be for families in my community to access affordable, healthy food. At Martha’s Table, I have the opportunity to do what I love while standing with the community I call home. I spend each afternoon as a Chef Educator at […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Our Stories

12.13.2017

As you may have heard us say over the last year, we are “building a brighter future”. For us it is more than just a saying, it is about ensuring that every child has the opportunity for their brightest future and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their success. But we cannot do […]

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Coming Together for a Brighter Future

The holidays are a time for friends, family, and neighbors to come together around warm meals and good company. At Martha’s Table, our community comes together every day to build a brighter future for children and families in Washington, D.C. Here’s how:

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Good for the Body, Good for the Soul: An Interview with Floratina Coles

Caron Gremont, our Director of Healthy Eating, recently sat down with Floratina Coles, a.k.a. Ms Flo, our Assistant Director of Prepared Foods. Check out these excerpts from their conversation: Caron: You’ve worked as professional chef in many different roles, you cook for hundreds of our neighbors every day, and the dishes you prepare for staff […]

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New Joyful Food Markets Expand Access to Healthy Food

This fall, we opened Joyful Food Markets in 10 new elementary schools east of the Anacostia River, bringing our grand total to 39 markets and reaching more D.C. children and families than ever before. At a Joyful Food Market, families shop for fresh produce and pantry staples at no cost. Meanwhile, our chef educators engage […]

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Home in the District: An Interview with Amber Robles-Gordon

Kara Riche, Martha’s Table’s Assistant Director of Community Outreach, recently chatted with Amber Robles-Gordon, an artist and curator who is leading the selection of all pieces of art for The Commons, as well as providing a signature fiber-art installation. Here is what she had to say: Kara: Tell me about how you got started as […]

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Spread Joy with us this Holiday Season!

11.08.2017

Looking to make a difference this season? We hope you will join us in spreading the holiday cheer this year. Donate Winter Items: This winter, we are collecting winter clothing and cold weather gear (hats, gloves, thermals and more) to be distributed on both McKenna’s Wagon (our mobile food truck) and at our two Martha’s Outfitters […]

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