Building a Brighter Future: Shani’s Story

12.14.2017

  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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Pre-K Promotion Ceremony Celebrates Young Students and their Families

08.11.2017

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!

06.06.2017

  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

05.12.2017

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

04.21.2017

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

04.10.2017

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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