An Apple for our Teachers


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


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!


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


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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