Joan Nathan Talks Sips & Suppers


  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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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


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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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


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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2nd Annual One Pot Suppers


Martha’s Table to Convene Region-Wide Dinner Conversation on Hunger in D.C. Neighborhood Gatherings to Take Place on October 25 as part of One Pot Suppers, Sparking Region-Wide Conversation about Ending Hunger in the District. Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2015) – On Sunday, October 25, households across the greater Washington, D.C. area are expected to host […]

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Chelsea Clinton Returns to Martha’s Table


In September, Martha’s Table was proud to welcome back former volunteer Chelsea Clinton. Chelsea—now a leader at the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative—first visited Martha’s Table as a teenager. This year, she returned as part of her book tour for It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going, which mentions Martha’s Table […]

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#SpreadTheLove With Sandwich Donations to Martha’s Table


Summer hunger is real! Make sandwiches and help us ‪#‎SpreadTheLove‬! When schools close, thousands of DC families struggle to feed their families with meals that their children would have received at schools. PB&J sandwiches are one of the most popular items we distribute and, especially in the summer months, our donations decrease just as the […]

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Save the Date: Taste of Summer is June 20th!


Taste of Summer celebrates the Martha’s Table community and provides fun, healthy activities centered around easy (and delicious!) ways to eat fruits and vegetables.  Join us June 20th from 12-3pm for free fresh produce, tasty samples, and lots of fun!

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Announcing: Summer Markets!


Martha’s Table is hosting markets (11 of them!) in July & August for the children and families that we support during the school year. Families with students enrolled in the following schools are invited to join us at any market this summer: Amidon-Bowen, Anne Beers, Browne Ed, Burroughs Ed., Garrison, Hendley, Moten, Neval Thomas, Powell, Stanton, Smothers […]

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Stand with us for Do More 24!


This June 19th, make a difference in the lives of the 18,000 children and families we serve by Doing More in 24! With your support, we can bring joy back to summer break for so many Martha’s Table families.

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Martha’s Table: Expanding to Ward 8


We’re celebrating 35 years of Martha’s Table and announcing BIG news this month: a new Martha’s Table Center will be built in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Ward 8! The new Martha’s Table center will offer our full range of child, youth, and family-focused programming: Healthy Start, Healthy Connections, and Healthy Eating. We’ve been doing more and more […]

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