Building a Brighter Future: Our Stories


As you may have heard us say over the last year, we are “building a brighter future”. For us it is more than just a saying, it is about ensuring that every child has the opportunity for their brightest future and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their success. But we cannot do […]

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Spread Joy with us this Holiday Season!


Looking to make a difference this season? We hope you will join us in spreading the holiday cheer this year. Donate Winter Items: This winter, we are collecting winter clothing and cold weather gear (hats, gloves, thermals and more) to be distributed on both McKenna’s Wagon (our mobile food truck) and at our two Martha’s Outfitters […]

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Summer Joyful Food Markets open to the community start today!


  Millions of children around the country depend on federal school breakfast and lunch programs to get the fuel they need, including thousands here in Washington, DC. But when the school year ends, too many children are left in the lurch without a reliable source for healthy meals.  In DC, only about 50% of the […]

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Students Explore Future Careers During Spring Break


Over the last week, our Out of School time students spent the week learning about new career opportunities during Career Week. The week kicked off with a visit to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Tuesday, followed by a visit from D.C. Councilmember At-Large, Robert White.  Over the next two […]

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Pressing Pause on SmarTrip Card Donations


We are so grateful to our amazing supporters who donated SmarTrip cards in the past months. With donations coming in from everywhere from Hawaii to Maine, we collected over 10 thousand cards to repurpose for our neighbors in need. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for standing with our community. Your donations […]

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#MTWellness Challenge: Building Staff Comradery at Martha’s Table


During the Month of March, or National Nutrition Month, Martha’s Table staff competed in the first ever #MTWellness Challenge. Over 40 staff members competed alongside each other with walking clubs during lunchtime, eating more fruits and vegetables and walking over 10,000 steps a day. Caron Gremont, Director of Healthy Eating at Martha’s Table, developed the […]

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Casseroles and Conversations: Advancing Racial Equity with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

A group of Martha’s Table donors and community partners joined together at Casseroles and Conversations last night to discuss issues concerning racial equity in our community and across our country. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author and professor at Georgetown University, and David Gregory, Martha’s Table board member, led the conversation. Susan Gage Caters provided pro […]

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Galley Foods to Partner with Martha’s Table to Increase Access to Healthy Meals in SE


Galley and Martha’s Table are proud to partner during the month of April to increase access to high quality affordable food. All month long Martha’s Outfitters, our community thrift store in South East, will feature a pop-up shop with refrigerated chef-prepared healthy meals. The meals are packaged for children, individuals, couples and families all priced between […]

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Martha’s Table Partners with Vetri Community Partnership to bring Healthy Eating Education to our 4th-6th Graders


We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with Vetri Community Partnership to bring the first Vetri Cooking Lab outside of Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.! Our 4th-6th grade students will learn about healthy eating every Thursday through cooking, nutrition, and food education featuring STEM core concepts. Read more about the partnership here.  Stay tuned […]

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We are incredibly grateful to accept the Civic Spirit Award  from The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region at last week’s 2017 Celebration of Philanthropy at Arena Stage . The event honored both Martha’s Table and our President and CEO, Patty Stonesifer.  Each year, the Community Foundation for the National Capital region celebrates organizations and individuals […]

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