STANDING WITH NEIGHBORS DESPITE THE STORM

02.16.2016

At Martha’s Table, we are committed to supporting our most vulnerable neighbors in times of need, 365 days a year. These doors stay open rain, shine, or crippling winter blizzard! Over the weekend of January 22, throughout the storm, Martha’s Table’s emergency lobby market—featuring fresh produce and healthy pantry staples—remained open for families and neighbors […]

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STUDENTS ADOPT A LOCAL MARKET

On a Thursday afternoon in December, a group of high school students pours into Center City Public Charter School. The students are visiting from Friendship Tech Prep Academy, a neighboring Ward 8 school, to volunteer at Center City’s monthly Joyful Food Market, which they adopted for the school year.  The group begins their volunteer shift […]

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TREASURE, TIME, VOICE: SPOTLIGHT ON NATIONAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

For more than a decade, The National Presbyterian Church has been a strong supporter and faith-based partner of Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table President and CEO Patty Stonesifer spoke with Reverend Donna Marsh, Associate Pastor for Serve Ministries, to learn more about the church and its special connection to Martha’s Table. What does National Presbyterian Church’s […]

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LETTER FROM PATTY STONESIFER

Dear Friend: 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. In the enclosed newsletter, you’ll […]

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WITNESSES TO HUNGER SHARE POWERFUL PHOTOS

On January 14, the D.C. site of the Witnesses to Hunger project launched with a photo exhibition featuring the images of seven D.C. residents. Housed at Martha’s Table, Witnesses to Hunger is a project of Drexel University’s Center for Hunger Free Communities that provides struggling caretakers with the skills and tools necessary to advocate for […]

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MARTHA’S TABLE CELEBRATES THE HARVEST

Days before Thanksgiving, on a crisp Sunday afternoon, the Martha’s Table community gathered to celebrate the season with a Community Harvest. As staff, volunteers, neighbors, supporters, and longtime visitors mingled over a holiday meal of turkey, stuffing, pasta, and salad, musicians crooned “At Last” and “My Cherie Amore,” while many danced and joined in for […]

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MARTHA’S TABLE SUPPORTERS “GIVE A MEAL”

A big “thank you” to the nearly 200 people who rallied to support Martha’s Table on Giving Tuesday! Thanks to your commitment—and that of a generous anonymous donor, who offered to match donations—we raised $79,371 in a single day! We extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our donors, big and small, for standing with […]

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Joan Nathan Talks Sips & Suppers

12.10.2015

  Joan Nathan, cookbook author and Martha’s Table board member, is also co-founder of Sips & Suppers, a weekend celebration of food and an annual fundraiser for Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen. In anticipation of the 8th Annual event in January, Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer spoke with Joan to learn more. How does […]

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT: RALPH S. AND FRANCES R. DWECK FAMILY FOUNDATION

12.09.2015

Martha’s Table’s Joyful Food Markets bring free, healthy groceries and food education to elementary schools through a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank. The Ralph S. and Frances R. Dweck Family Foundation— led by husband-wife duo and Apple Society members Ralph and Louie Dweck—were among the first major investors in this exciting partnership, which […]

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Letter From Patty Stonesifer

Dear Friend, The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, create beautiful memories, and share hearty meals. But what would this season mean to you if you suffered from hunger? Sadly, hunger is a reality in our nation’s capital, where one in three children are without reliable access to healthy food. […]

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Holiday Newsletter

  Letter from Patty Stonesifer The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, create beautiful memories, and share hearty meals. But what would this season mean to you if you suffered from hunger? <<read more>> Action Alert: Donation online today!     Aspiring Middle School Chef Robert, a 7th grade student, […]

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Healthy Start Students Assemble Toiletries Bags for Homeless Residents

  This fall, hundreds of Martha’s Table supporters donated toothbrushes, dry shampoo, and first aid supplies for our city’s homeless residents. Children in our Healthy Start program then assembled these toiletries into care packages. After they collected items like deodorant, dry shampoo, and toothpaste into string backpacks, students crafted hand-written notes and drawings for each […]

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Martha’s Table Alum Heads to Medical School

12.01.2015

When he was six, Mohamed and his family moved to D.C. from their home country of Senegal. Years later, as a teenager, Mohamed began visiting Martha’s Table as a participant in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The program falls under Martha’s Table’s Healthy Connections initiative, which provides service, leadership, and work opportunities to young […]

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ASPIRING MIDDLE SCHOOL CHEF GETS A COOKING LESSON

10.01.2015

Robert, a 7th grade student, rushes into a Joyful Food Market after football practice on a sunny Thursday in October. Today’s market is special because it is his first as apprentice to Martha’s Table Chef Rob Patterson. Until now, Robert’s experience with cooking has mostly been a component of his very active imagination. “I cook […]

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Martha’s Table and Arena Stage Announce “Feeds The Mind” Partnership

09.11.2015

We are excited to announce “Feeds The Mind,” an innovative collaboration with Arena Stage to bring the love of language and joy of reading to District families facing economic challenges through a cross-organization book drive. By engaging its patrons throughout the 2015/16 season, Arena Stage will attempt to collect at least 2,400 books reaching about […]

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