Martha’s Table Community Joins Together to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

02.15.2017

Martha’s Table celebrates diversity and inclusion with the words of Langston Hughes, American poet and social activist. Our community of students, staff, volunteers, and donors joined together to recite Hughes’ poem, “I, Too.” Watch here:

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2016 by the Numbers

02.14.2017

  In 2016, our engaged community supported children, families and communities across the District. With over 1.6 million meals distributed–a 300% increase from 2015, 18,000 volunteers, over 73,000 individuals reached with healthy meals, and 35 pop-up cost-free grocery markets, 2016 was a year for the books at Martha’s Table. As we prepare to expand, we […]

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#MixTheLove With Us in 2017!

At Martha’s Table, we greatly appreciate every single food donation that comes through our doors–no matter how big or small. This year, we want to encourage our amazing community to donate homemade trail mix in addition to sandwiches. Why trail mix? It keeps longer, has a ton of tasty variety, and our neighbors have the […]

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Take the Market Home: Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Chili

01.06.2017

Happy, healthy new year! To start 2017 off right, we’re spotlighting Brussels sprouts and nutritious sweet potato chili at our Joyful Food Markets. Check out the recipes below to see how to prepare these delicious items, and make sure to snap a picture and tag Joyful Food Markets on Facebook and Instagram with #PostYourPlateChallenge!   […]

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Recipe: Green Veggie Lo Mein

12.22.2016

Check out our Food Educators’ delicious recipe for healthy green veggie lo mein–with no salt added!

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Patty Stonesifer Talks Food Insecurity and Joyful Food Markets in Washington Post Op-Ed

12.09.2016

“Families everywhere struggle with impossible choices when it comes to feeding their children. Parents wonder: Can I find something fast and healthful at the corner store, since the supermarket is two bus rides away? Are my children sufficiently nourished? And, heartbreakingly: Will they notice if I skip dinner so I can feed them?” Our president […]

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Partner Spotlight: Pockitship and Community Plates

As a nonprofit, partnering with outside organizations is crucial to our success. Over the years, we’ve been lucky to work with some amazing people and services who have helped us work towards our mission of building a brighter future for all DC residents. Today, we’d like to spotlight two of our recent partners who are […]

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Our Secret: Ward 8’s Hidden View

12.06.2016

Did you know that the best view of D.C. isn’t from the top of the Washington Monument? To truly see our city in all its splendor, cross the Anacostia River. Situated at the western tip of Douglass Place SE, you will find a magnificent panoramic view of our nation’s capital. And it’s just steps away […]

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An Apple for our Teachers

12.05.2016

Congratulations to Martha’s Table’s newest bunch of graduating teachers! This fall, three more of our early childhood development instructors completed their degrees—and they couldn’t have done it without your help! Thanks to your generosity, Martha’s Table is able to provide our teachers with financial aid, tuition stipends, and paid release time to attend class and […]

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Serving and Giving: An Interview with John O’Donnell

Patty: How did you end up coming to Martha’s Table? John: I had a long career with the National Labor Relations Board and retired in 2009. With a little more time on my hands, I wanted to be useful. I was looking around for volunteer opportunities and Martha’s Table happened to fit into my schedule. […]

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Winter Is Coming

Winter weather is upon us, and our neighbors are counting on us to help them get through the season. That’s why we’re collecting cold weather gear (winter jackets, gloves, hats, and sleeping bags) to be distributed on McKenna’s Wagon. Please bring warm items to either of our Martha’s Outfitters stores. One McKenna’s Wagon driver, Frances, […]

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#TakeoverTuesday with Chef Jojo

11.29.2016

What’s up everyone? I’m Chef JoJo, a food educator on the Healthy Markets team at Martha’s Table; you might know me from your elementary school or have seen me on social media before! Today I’ll be showing you the behind the scenes of Martha’s Table’s markets program for #takeovertuesday! If you don’t already follow us […]

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WATCH: Joyful Food Markets Do the #MannequinChallenge!

11.28.2016

Ever been to one of our Joyful Food Markets, where thousands of D.C. families have shopped for healthy groceries at no cost? Check out the scene at a recent market at Savoy Elementary, where volunteers, staff, and neighbors had a little fun with the #MannequinChallenge: Learn more about how our markets are fighting food insecurity […]

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Community Harvest Unites Neighbors in Ward 8

11.23.2016

We had such a great time hosting our friends and neighbors at our Community Harvest dinner this weekend! Over 600 community members, volunteers, and staff joined us in the famous Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Anacostia to enjoy each other’s company and a delicious homestyle Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, […]

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One Pot Suppers Hosts and Guests Combat Hunger in DC

11.18.2016

This year, nearly 60 amazing hosts worked with Martha’s Table to invite friends and family for a series of suppers to fight hunger in DC. One Pot Suppers is a yearly event inspired by the “one-pot” meals we serve on McKenna’s Wagon, our famous free food truck that has been serving meals to DC’s homeless […]

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