PRIDE ON DISPLAY AT BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

04.13.2016

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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STANDING WITH NEIGHBORS DESPITE THE STORM

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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