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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Seeking Cold Weather Gear Donations


Cold weather is right around the corner! That’s why we’re starting to collect seasonal gear for our neighbors in need. We are looking for new or gently used: Winter jackets Gloves Winter hats Scarves Sleeping bags And more! Please bring any donations to either of our Martha’s Outfitters stores. With your help, we can ensure […]

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Community Members Walk the Runway at Martha’s Outfitters in Historic Anacostia


We had a blast at our July fashion show, where models showed off the fashionable clothing donations received at Martha’s Outfitters in Anacostia. Check out some scenes from the show below:   With music playing and the audience cheering, this model couldn’t help but strike a pose. The audience enjoyed watching frequent shoppers and volunteers […]

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$5,000 in books in 45 days. Can we count on you?


At Martha’s Table, we understand how strong the connection is between a child’s early literacy skills and their future well-being and success—and that’s why we place a special emphasis on literacy in our Healthy Start program.  Can you donate to our book buying campaign today, to help us spread the joy of literacy and build […]

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Fighting Hunger This Summer


  Summer is here! School’s out, pool’s open, and you’re counting the days until your next weekend getaway. Yet, hunger doesn’t have any vacation plans. And it promises to create plenty of headaches for the families of children who will miss out on school-provided meal service this summer. Each year in Washington, DC, more than […]

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Video: Experience Our Joyful Food Markets!

Since the beginning of 2015, Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank have worked in close partnership to produce Joyful Food Markets, no-cost, pop-up grocery markets in elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8. During the 2015-16 school year, the markets served more than 24,000 people, distributing more than 550,000 pounds of healthy food! By […]

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TODAY ONLY! Do more 24!


Today only! DO MORE WITH $24! Do More 24 is a 24-hour fundraiser hosted by the United Way of the National Capital Area that empowers people like you to impact our community.  Your gift will go exclusively to Martha’s Table, providing healthy food and quality education to thousands of local children and families. Donate Today!   $24 feeds 72 […]

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Martha’s Table and Maret Students Collaborate to Support Community


Third graders from the Maret School in Northwest DC recently joined forces with Martha’s Table’s Pre-K3 students for one seriously awesome day of service. The students worked together to assemble toiletry bags for local community members, filling them with soap, shampoo, and fresh wash cloths. “It was important to me that both sets of students […]

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Martha’s Table’s Brings Community Together to Celebrate 16,000 Volunteers in 2015


Ryan Palmer Martha’s Table Director of Stakeholder Engagement 202-328-6610   Martha’s Table’s Brings Community Together to Celebrate 16,000 Volunteers in 2015 DC-Based Organization and Partners Recognize Collective Community Efforts to Decrease Food Insecurity and Spread the Joy of Healthy Eating Throughout the City May 10, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, May 12th, the Martha’s […]

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Shouting Out Our Volunteers This #NationalVolunteerWeek


This ‪#‎NationalVolunteerWeek‬, we want to acknowledge all 16,000 of our dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate volunteers, who help keep our doors open 365 days a year. Thank you for standing with us because you, too, believe that every child deserves the opportunity for their brightest future, and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their […]

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Healthy Start Students and Families Celebrate Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night at Martha’s Table was an absolute blast! Complete with games, book giveaways, and even a celebrity appearance, all in attendance had a great time celebrating the joys of literacy. Check out some scenes from the night below: A Healthy Start student flashes his stack of “Literacy Bucks” while waiting to collect some brand […]

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Letter from Patty Stonesifer As we head into spring, we’re seeing the fruits of your dedication to Martha’s Table. I hope you are proud of the successes you’ve made possible: Combating hunger with free, healthy meals and groceries; giving kids the education they need to succeed; and supporting older youth and parents with personal growth […]

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Thanks to our donors, volunteers, neighbors, and friends who share their wonderful Martha’s Table stories on social media! Check out some of our favorite recent posts below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! online!

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Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer sat down to speak with one of Martha’s Table’s former students and our current Healthy Connections Program Assistant, Isaiah Aladejobi. Below are excerpts of their conversation. Patty: Well, first…tell me your story! Isaiah: I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., down the block [from Martha’s Table] on 12th Place […]

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