Recipe: Green Veggie Lo Mein


Check out our Food Educators’ delicious recipe for healthy green veggie lo mein–with no salt added!

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Patty Stonesifer Talks Food Insecurity and Joyful Food Markets in Washington Post Op-Ed


“Families everywhere struggle with impossible choices when it comes to feeding their children. Parents wonder: Can I find something fast and healthful at the corner store, since the supermarket is two bus rides away? Are my children sufficiently nourished? And, heartbreakingly: Will they notice if I skip dinner so I can feed them?” Our president […]

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Partner Spotlight: Pockitship and Community Plates

As a nonprofit, partnering with outside organizations is crucial to our success. Over the years, we’ve been lucky to work with some amazing people and services who have helped us work towards our mission of building a brighter future for all DC residents. Today, we’d like to spotlight two of our recent partners who are […]

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Our Secret: Ward 8’s Hidden View


Did you know that the best view of D.C. isn’t from the top of the Washington Monument? To truly see our city in all its splendor, cross the Anacostia River. Situated at the western tip of Douglass Place SE, you will find a magnificent panoramic view of our nation’s capital. And it’s just steps away […]

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An Apple for our Teachers


Congratulations to Martha’s Table’s newest bunch of graduating teachers! This fall, three more of our early childhood development instructors completed their degrees—and they couldn’t have done it without your help! Thanks to your generosity, Martha’s Table is able to provide our teachers with financial aid, tuition stipends, and paid release time to attend class and […]

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Serving and Giving: An Interview with John O’Donnell

Patty: How did you end up coming to Martha’s Table? John: I had a long career with the National Labor Relations Board and retired in 2009. With a little more time on my hands, I wanted to be useful. I was looking around for volunteer opportunities and Martha’s Table happened to fit into my schedule. […]

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Winter Is Coming

Winter weather is upon us, and our neighbors are counting on us to help them get through the season. That’s why we’re collecting cold weather gear (winter jackets, gloves, hats, and sleeping bags) to be distributed on McKenna’s Wagon. Please bring warm items to either of our Martha’s Outfitters stores. One McKenna’s Wagon driver, Frances, […]

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#TakeoverTuesday with Chef Jojo


What’s up everyone? I’m Chef JoJo, a food educator on the Healthy Markets team at Martha’s Table; you might know me from your elementary school or have seen me on social media before! Today I’ll be showing you the behind the scenes of Martha’s Table’s markets program for #takeovertuesday! If you don’t already follow us […]

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WATCH: Joyful Food Markets Do the #MannequinChallenge!


Ever been to one of our Joyful Food Markets, where thousands of D.C. families have shopped for healthy groceries at no cost? Check out the scene at a recent market at Savoy Elementary, where volunteers, staff, and neighbors had a little fun with the #MannequinChallenge: Learn more about how our markets are fighting food insecurity […]

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Community Harvest Unites Neighbors in Ward 8


We had such a great time hosting our friends and neighbors at our Community Harvest dinner this weekend! Over 600 community members, volunteers, and staff joined us in the famous Panorama Room at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Anacostia to enjoy each other’s company and a delicious homestyle Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, […]

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One Pot Suppers Hosts and Guests Combat Hunger in DC


This year, nearly 60 amazing hosts worked with Martha’s Table to invite friends and family for a series of suppers to fight hunger in DC. One Pot Suppers is a yearly event inspired by the “one-pot” meals we serve on McKenna’s Wagon, our famous free food truck that has been serving meals to DC’s homeless […]

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You Make an Impact: Hunger Down/Healthy Up!

The clock strikes 3 PM, signaling dismissal at Patterson Elementary School in Ward 8 of Washington, D.C. But Patterson’s young students aren’t quite ready to go home yet. Instead, they meet their parents and gravitate towards the cafeteria, where something special is happening. Inside, the regular lunch tables are folded and stacked in the corners […]

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Our Pop Up Markets Receive 2016 Community Partnership Award

We are pleased to announce that our markets program has been recognized as part of Mutual of America’s 2016 Community Partnership Award!  Learn more here:

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Martha’s Table Receives Civic Spirit Award


  We are incredibly grateful to accept the Civic Spirit Award from The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region! Join us on March 20, 2017 at Arena Stage, where we will be recognized for our work supporting our community. Thank you to CFNCR for honoring us, and for being such an invaluable partner to […]

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Welcoming Our Newest Board Members: Camille Giraud Akeju and Ken Bacon

Please join us in welcoming Camille Giraud Akeju (left) and Ken Bacon (right) to our Board of Directors team! These two exceptional individuals bring a wealth of experience that will contribute to our mission to support stronger children, stronger families, and stronger communities in Washington, DC. Their leadership will be invaluable as we work to […]

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