3rd Annual One-Pot Suppers: 100 Hosts Needed!


At Martha’s Table, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy meal every day, which is why we served over 1.1 million nutritious meals through our Healthy Eating program last year. Many of these are “one pot” meals, distributed through McKenna’s Wagon, our mobile food truck that rolls out 365 days a year to feed homeless […]

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Easy Impact: Give Through Your Work

Does your company offer workplace giving opportunities? The Federal Government and many big and small businesses allow you to automatically send a donation to Martha’s Table from your paycheck before taxes. It’s an easy way to make a big impact for Martha’s Table! Our donation numbers are 29262 for the Combined Federal Campaign and 8445 […]

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For Volunteers and Shoppers, Joyful Food Markets Change Lives

Our first year of Joyful Food Markets was a massive success! We distributed 550,000 pounds of food to over 24,000 shoppers—but the numbers only tell half the story. These markets are putting fresh produce and healthy groceries into the homes of families who lack access, empowering them to make healthy choices. And they’re quickly becoming one […]

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Giving Parents the Keys to Success

Being a parent is a tough job. We all want what’s best for our children, but sometimes we don’t have the time, resources, or experience to be great parents. That’s why, since 2014, Martha’s Table has implemented a parent education curriculum from the Parenting Journey, a program that guides parents through their own childhoods, empowering […]

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Recipes for a Healthy Start: An Interview with Venus McClure

Patty Stonesifer, Martha’s Table’s CEO, recently sat down with lead preschool teacher Venus McClure to discuss her path to Martha’s Table and the early childhood education field. Patty: My first question is: why early childhood education? Venus: During the summers between my college years, I interned and volunteered at childcare facilities in D.C., and I realized […]

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Every Voice Matters: Empowering Youth East of the River

This summer, Martha’s Table continued setting the stage for our expansion to D.C.’s Ward 8 by engaging high school students east of the Anacostia River with arts education. Through partnerships with Critical Exposure, a photography and youth advocacy organization; Project Create, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding education in the arts; and the generous support of […]

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Seeking Cold Weather Gear Donations


Cold weather is right around the corner! That’s why we’re starting to collect seasonal gear for our neighbors in need. We are looking for new or gently used: Winter jackets Gloves Winter hats Scarves Sleeping bags And more! Please bring any donations to either of our Martha’s Outfitters stores. With your help, we can ensure […]

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Community Members Walk the Runway at Martha’s Outfitters in Historic Anacostia


We had a blast at our July fashion show, where models showed off the fashionable clothing donations received at Martha’s Outfitters in Anacostia. Check out some scenes from the show below:   With music playing and the audience cheering, this model couldn’t help but strike a pose. The audience enjoyed watching frequent shoppers and volunteers […]

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$5,000 in books in 45 days. Can we count on you?


At Martha’s Table, we understand how strong the connection is between a child’s early literacy skills and their future well-being and success—and that’s why we place a special emphasis on literacy in our Healthy Start program.  Can you donate to our book buying campaign today, to help us spread the joy of literacy and build […]

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Fighting Hunger This Summer


  Summer is here! School’s out, pool’s open, and you’re counting the days until your next weekend getaway. Yet, hunger doesn’t have any vacation plans. And it promises to create plenty of headaches for the families of children who will miss out on school-provided meal service this summer. Each year in Washington, DC, more than […]

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Video: Experience Our Joyful Food Markets!

Since the beginning of 2015, Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank have worked in close partnership to produce Joyful Food Markets, no-cost, pop-up grocery markets in elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8. During the 2015-16 school year, the markets served more than 24,000 people, distributing more than 550,000 pounds of healthy food! By […]

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TODAY ONLY! Do more 24!


Today only! DO MORE WITH $24! Do More 24 is a 24-hour fundraiser hosted by the United Way of the National Capital Area that empowers people like you to impact our community.  Your gift will go exclusively to Martha’s Table, providing healthy food and quality education to thousands of local children and families. Donate Today!   $24 feeds 72 […]

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Martha’s Table and Maret Students Collaborate to Support Community


Third graders from the Maret School in Northwest DC recently joined forces with Martha’s Table’s Pre-K3 students for one seriously awesome day of service. The students worked together to assemble toiletry bags for local community members, filling them with soap, shampoo, and fresh wash cloths. “It was important to me that both sets of students […]

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Martha’s Table’s Brings Community Together to Celebrate 16,000 Volunteers in 2015


Ryan Palmer Martha’s Table Director of Stakeholder Engagement rpalmer@marthastable.org 202-328-6610   Martha’s Table’s Brings Community Together to Celebrate 16,000 Volunteers in 2015 DC-Based Organization and Partners Recognize Collective Community Efforts to Decrease Food Insecurity and Spread the Joy of Healthy Eating Throughout the City May 10, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, May 12th, the Martha’s […]

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Shouting Out Our Volunteers This #NationalVolunteerWeek


This ‪#‎NationalVolunteerWeek‬, we want to acknowledge all 16,000 of our dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate volunteers, who help keep our doors open 365 days a year. Thank you for standing with us because you, too, believe that every child deserves the opportunity for their brightest future, and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their […]

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