Community Harvest Unites Neighbors in Ward 8


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


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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You Make an Impact: Hunger Down/Healthy Up!

The clock strikes 3 PM, signaling dismissal at Patterson Elementary School in Ward 8 of Washington, D.C. But Patterson’s young students aren’t quite ready to go home yet. Instead, they meet their parents and gravitate towards the cafeteria, where something special is happening. Inside, the regular lunch tables are folded and stacked in the corners […]

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Our Pop Up Markets Receive 2016 Community Partnership Award

We are pleased to announce that our markets program has been recognized as part of Mutual of America’s 2016 Community Partnership Award!  Learn more here:

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Martha’s Table Receives Civic Spirit Award


  We are incredibly grateful to accept the Civic Spirit Award from The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region! Join us on March 20, 2017 at Arena Stage, where we will be recognized for our work supporting our community. Thank you to CFNCR for honoring us, and for being such an invaluable partner to […]

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Welcoming Our Newest Board Members: Camille Giraud Akeju and Ken Bacon

Please join us in welcoming Camille Giraud Akeju (left) and Ken Bacon (right) to our Board of Directors team! These two exceptional individuals bring a wealth of experience that will contribute to our mission to support stronger children, stronger families, and stronger communities in Washington, DC. Their leadership will be invaluable as we work to […]

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Spread Holiday Cheer with us at Martha’s Table!


This holiday season, Martha’s Table is celebrating our students and families and supporting community members in need. Please join us! Here’s how you can help us ensure that our children and families have a happy and comfortable holiday: Donate Winter Items: This winter, we are collecting winter clothing and cold-weather gear (hats, scarves, thermals, sleeping bags […]

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Doubling Down On Our Commitment to Community


What did you do the day after the election? At Martha’s Table, Greg stocked the food pantry with fresh bananas and kale. Erica and Trish opened up our two Martha’s Outfitters locations, so shoppers in need could get no-cost clothing and housewares. Teachers Heather and John read books to our infants, and welcomed students for […]

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Attend Our Speed Recruiting Fair!


Martha’s Table is looking to hire qualified personnel to fill a number of positions in our organization! If you are looking to join one of the most respected non-profits in the district and help us achieve our mission then please join us at one of our two upcoming Speed Recruiting Fairs: November 8th, 4-6 p.m. […]

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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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