Teen Program Space Gets a Face Liift


Today, the Teen Program began a 2 day painting project to bring in the New Year with a fresh new look.

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The Holiday Season at Martha’s Table


The Holiday Season is a very special time of year at Martha’s Table. The community is focused on helping those in need over the holidays. Even in these rough economic times, we have had an overwhelming amount of support with people contacting us to volunteer and donate in unique ways.

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Former Member of Teen Program Makes it Big


The nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced late November, and among the nominees in the category for Best Musical Album for Children was “Banjo to Beatbox,” by Cathy & Marcy with Special Guest Christylez Bacon. We at Martha’s Table know Chris well. He participated in our Teen Program in 2004 and 2005, and has come back to Martha’s Table to work with the teens on various aspects of music production during the past several summers.

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Video: Obama Family Distributes Thanksgiving Baskets


President Obama and family distribute Thanksgiving items to the children and families in Martha’s Table’s programs.

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The Obama’s Thanksgiving Visit to Martha’s Table


The day before Thanksgiving, the parents of the children in our programs were pleasantly surprised when the First Family handed them the ingredients to make a Thanksgiving feast.

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Martha’s Table Gives Thanks


Yesterday was Martha’s Table’s community dinner for Thanksgiving. Normally, we serve our food through our mobile soup kitchen, McKenna’s Wagon, which brings sandwiches, soup, and desserts to three stops in Washington, DC.

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Martha’s Table in the News

The Washington Post featured Martha’s Table in their discussion about how charities are affected by and coping with the consequences of the economic downturn.

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New Statistics Reveal the Growing Problem of Food Insecurity in America


The Washington Post published an article with newly-released reports from the USDA revealing statistics about food insecurity that confirm what Martha’s Table has been noticing – longer lines at food pantry days, more people coming to Martha’s Table for emergency food, and longer lines for our McKenna’s Wagon mobile soup kitchen.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Our New Reading Corner


Friday afternoon and evening marked the grand ribbon ceremony and the unveiling of our fabulous new reading room to the many children in our programs.

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Demand for Food: Please Donate


Martha’s Table statistics show that demand for canned and non-perishable food has increased from about 80 baskets a month in 2008 to 322 baskets a month in 2009.

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Sheets and Stuff for Squirts!


Martha’s Table has been lucky to have the assistance of a new volunteer this past summer. Erin Norcross completed the requirements of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project with Martha’s Table.

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President of Martha’s Table receives exciting award


Martha’s Table is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Lindsey Buss, has been chosen by the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation as a recipient of the Foundation’s 2009 Exponent Award, which includes a $100,000 grant to be used for leadership development at Martha’s Table.

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“Go and Change the World”


When Ms. Ernestine and I made it to the “Senior Luncheon” on September 25th, hosted by RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), we were in awe over 2 things. One, the beautiful dining room that was rented out at the NDW Catering and Conference Center in the Washington Navy Yard and two, the saying which greeted us at the door.

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Martha’s Table Class of 2009


On August 20th, Martha’s Table celebrated the accomplishments of the youngest members of our Children’s Programs with a graduation ceremony.

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Summer MTTP Open House


This past week the Martha’s Table teens highlighted their summer accomplishments at a Open House hosted at Club Jin on 14th St. The teens showcased there talents in a variety of different ways.

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