Pre-K Promotion Ceremony Celebrates Young Students and their Families


Congratulations to DC’s newest class of graduates! We are so proud of our young students in our Toddler and Preschool classes, who are moving onto the next stage in their lifelong journey of learning. This year’s graduation was themed after Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, a perfect way to celebrate the limitless potential […]

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Healthy Connections Students Showcase a Summer of Self-Expression

Photos by Kaliq Crosby Last week, we capped off the conclusion of our Healthy Connections summer programming with a pair of showcases where students shared the hard work they put in throughout the summer on a variety of creative projects. At their Tales from the Big Chair event at the Anacostia Arts Center, students exhibited […]

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Summer Joyful Food Markets open to the community start today!


  Millions of children around the country depend on federal school breakfast and lunch programs to get the fuel they need, including thousands here in Washington, DC. But when the school year ends, too many children are left in the lurch without a reliable source for healthy meals.  In DC, only about 50% of the […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Commemorates Beginning of Ward 8 Center’s Construction


The ground is “officially” broken on the Commons at Stanton Square, our new center in Ward 8! Although crews from Whiting-Turner have been hard at work clearing land and laying foundation for months, we marked the beginning of construction on our new site with a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 9th. We were honored to […]

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Students Explore Future Careers During Spring Break


Over the last week, our Out of School time students spent the week learning about new career opportunities during Career Week. The week kicked off with a visit to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday, followed by a visit from D.C. Councilmember At-Large, Robert White.  Over the next two […]

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Pressing Pause on SmarTrip Card Donations


We are so grateful to our amazing supporters who donated SmarTrip cards in the past months. With donations coming in from everywhere from Hawaii to Maine, we collected over 10 thousand cards to repurpose for our neighbors in need. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for standing with our community. Your donations […]

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#MTWellness Challenge: Building Staff Comradery at Martha’s Table


During the Month of March, or National Nutrition Month, Martha’s Table staff competed in the first ever #MTWellness Challenge. Over 40 staff members competed alongside each other with walking clubs during lunchtime, eating more fruits and vegetables and walking over 10,000 steps a day. Caron Gremont, Director of Healthy Eating at Martha’s Table, developed the […]

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Casseroles and Conversations: Advancing Racial Equity with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

A group of Martha’s Table donors and community partners joined together at Casseroles and Conversations last night to discuss issues concerning racial equity in our community and across our country. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author and professor at Georgetown University, and David Gregory, Martha’s Table board member, led the conversation. Susan Gage Caters provided pro […]

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Galley Foods to Partner with Martha’s Table to Increase Access to Healthy Meals in SE


Galley and Martha’s Table are proud to partner during the month of April to increase access to high quality affordable food. All month long Martha’s Outfitters, our community thrift store in South East, will feature a pop-up shop with refrigerated chef-prepared healthy meals. The meals are packaged for children, individuals, couples and families all priced between […]

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Listen to Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer on Add Passion and Stir!


Martha’s Table’s CEO Patty Stonesifer recently guest-starred on the Add Passion and Stir podcast to discuss her path to social activism and how the lessons she learned in the private sector are helping Martha’s Table stand with our neighbors. Patty is joined by fellow guest Nora Poullion, organic cooking pioneer, and host Billy Shore, founder […]

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Martha’s Table Partners with Vetri Community Partnership to bring Healthy Eating Education to our 4th-6th Graders


We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Vetri Community Partnership to bring the first Vetri Cooking Lab outside of Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.! Our 4th-6th grade students will learn about healthy eating every Thursday through cooking, nutrition, and food education featuring STEM core concepts. Read more about the partnership here.  Stay tuned […]

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Families Celebrate the Joy of Reading at Literacy Night


For Family Literacy Night 2017, Martha’s Table transformed into Camp S’More! Students and their families enjoyed the great outdoors (and indoors) with fun activities designed to promote literacy, while taking new books home to build their home libraries. The evening began with our students casting off. Young anglers were assigned words, and fished for the […]

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New Video Highlights Healthy Start Program


Created by our friends at Symbio Studios, our newest video highlights our high-quality Healthy Start education program. Check it out below, and learn more about Healthy Start here!

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We are incredibly grateful to accept the Civic Spirit Award  from The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region at last week’s 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy at Arena Stage . The event honored both Martha’s Table and our President and CEO, Patty Stonesifer.  Each year, the Community Foundation for the National Capital region celebrates organizations and individuals […]

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Students Celebrate Black History Month


Black History Month at Martha’s Table was an opportunity for our Healthy Start students to celebrate culture and learn about the foundational role that African Americans have played in our country’s history. Throughout the month of February, our students focused on social change. After learning about heroes of the Civil Rights Movement who successfully advocated […]

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