“THIS IS WHERE I CAME FROM” – A CONVERSATION WITH ISAIAH ALADEJOBI

04.13.2016

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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THANK YOU FOR DINING AND DANCING TO TACKLE HUNGER IN D.C.

Thanks to the hundreds of philanthropists who supported Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen by participating in the 8th Annual Sips & Suppers event, despite the January blizzard! Because of your generosity, we raised over $600,000 to fight hunger in the District of Columbia. See you in 2017!

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SPREADING JOY AT 8 NEW MARKETS, THANKS TO YOU

Since January 2015, Martha’s Table has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to run Joyful Food Markets, free monthly pop-up markets that bring fresh produce, healthy pantry staples, and hands on food education to elementary schools east of the Anacostia River. Last month, we opened eight additional markets, bringing our current total to 21Joyful […]

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SAVE THE DATE: CHARITYWORKS EVENTS

Mark your calendars! CharityWorks will also host their annual Dream Ball on September 24th at the National Building Museum to benefit Martha’s Table, AfterSchool All-Stars, and the National Military Family Association. CharityWorks will hold its 100 Point Wine Event this year. Stay tuned for more information! Click here for more information!

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PRIDE ON DISPLAY AT BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

In early March, Martha’s Table’s Healthy Start program held a wrap up celebration of Black History Month with a special student performance for parents and staff. Learning about African-American heritage and culture was a major component of our educational programming throughout February, and our students shared their learning through song, theater, and a video project. […]

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LETTER FROM PATTY STONESIFER

Dear Friend, 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 and work […]

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GOOD NEIGHBOR SPOTLIGHT: ELISE HOFFMANN & CHRIS NIEMCZEWSKI

Elise Hoffmann and Chris Niemczewski are quite the team. The couple not only shares a love of hiking, traveling, and reading, but they are also in business together, running Marshfield Associates. Chris and Elise first came to Martha’s Table as hosts for our annual Sips & Suppers fundraiser. As Chris puts it, “[Sips & Suppers] […]

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FOSTERING COMMUNITY: ANACOSTIA OUTFITTERS SUPPORTS LOCAL ARTISAN

After tending to a line of patrons, Ms. Malik straightens out her collection of bold, eclectic jewelry on the storefront table. She is set up at Martha’s Outfitters in Historic Anacostia, where she often sells her pieces. As a local boutique buyer and artisan, Ms. Malik has an eye for conversation-starting pieces, from delicate gold […]

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CASSEROLES & CONVERSATIONS: FOOD JUSTICE

Our Apple Society friends joined us last month to explore the topic of food justice as part of our “Casseroles and Conversations” series. Melissa Boteach of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, Laura Flamm of the Baltimore City Health Department, and Sean Vanberschot of the Kitchen Community Foundation discussed the […]

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AN OPEN BOOK FOUNDATION OPENS DOORS

Over a year ago, Martha’s Table gained a dedicated partner for its Healthy Start program: An Open Book Foundation! An Open Book Foundation provides ongoing support to Martha’s Table’s students through book donations, reading events, and after-school book clubs, providing vital support to our literacy efforts. A special thanks to Kathie Weinberg, Janet Zwick, and […]

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MARTHA’S TABLE WINTER NEWSLETTER

02.16.2016

Letter from Patty Stonesifer Thanks to you, this past year was a monumental one for Martha’s Table. You helped us expand to 22 monthly free, pop-up grocery markets, serve over 1 million meals, and announced plans for an exciting expansion to Ward 8, where we will open a new center in 2018. <<read more>>   Standing […]

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EXPANDING WHERE NEED IS GREATEST

As we prepare to break ground on our new center in Ward 8, we continue to build the relationships necessary to ensure the greatest possible reach and impact east of the Anacostia River. Stay tuned for exciting updates on our new space! To learn more about how to support our expansion, email abauer@marthastable.org

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ARENA STAGE SHARES THE JOY OF LITERACY

As part of Arena Stage and Martha’s Table’s “Feed the Mind” partnership, Arena Stage is collecting books to build home libraries for our Healthy Start students. Thanks to hundreds of generous Arena Stage patrons, the theater has already collected over 1,800 books for our students!  In this picture, Martha’s Table Healthy Start students and Healthy […]

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MARTHA’S TABLE HOSTS BREAD & BREAKFAST

On a Saturday morning in December, a group of Martha’s Table Board Members and Apple Society Members joined us for a Bread and Breakfast service event to make fresh holiday jam muffins to be distributed on McKenna’s Wagon. In recent years, Martha’s Table has enhanced our focus on providing healthy eating options in addition to […]

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SHOP AND SHINE AT MARTHA’S OUTFITTERS

Check out both of our Martha’s Outfitters locations to shop for affordable housewares and clothing this year! Last year, in addition to 50,000 paying customers, over 10,000 in-need families and neighbors were able to shop for free through our Martha’s Outlet program. Be sure to swing by to meet our new management and learn more […]

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