5 Ways to Shop at No Cost


Five Ways to Shop at No Cost fresh fruits | vegetables | pantry items | no government ID required Martha’s Market at The Commons 2375 Elvans Road SE Monday – Friday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Extended hours on Tuesdays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Shop twice/month during government shutdown Martha’s Market at 14th Street […]

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Recap of Monthly e-updates


Fall 2018 E-newsletter editions September 2018 Back to School in Two Centers Back to Markets – Joyful Food Markets Launch their 2018-2019 School Year Program Martha’s Outfitters Stands with Families with Young Children Volunteer Group of the Month:  Feeding America DC October 2018 Urban Alliance & Martha’s Table Partnership New Neighbors Join us at the […]

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December Newsletter

Read our December Newsletter here. Teacher Spotlight Lyft Grocery Access Program Volunteer Opportunities

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Action Alert: Volunteer Drivers Needed for McKenna’s Wagon


McKenna’s Wagon offers chef-created, scratch-made hot meals, snacks, and beverages each night to residents of D.C. To ensure delivery of meals 365 days of the year, McKenna’s Wagon needs more drivers.  Two drivers are needed each night for a volunteer shift under 2 hours:  4:45pm ~ 6:30pm. Join us as a McKenna’s Wagon driver with these […]

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Martha’s Table Teams Up with Lyft to Address Barriers to Healthy Food Access


On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Martha’s Table and Lyft announced a pilot program to provide local families with $2.50 Lyft Shared rides to three grocery and market partners in Wards 7 and 8.  During a six-month pilot period from January through June, families with children enrolled at six participating elementary schools and Martha’s Table Early […]

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Request for Applications for Student Ambassadors


Calling all college students passionate about food justice, empowering children & changing lives through non-profit management. Consider applying to be a Martha’s Table Student Ambassador to learn, to invest in your community and to connect with like-minded individuals in the DC Metro area. Contact Uneka King at UKing@marthastable.org for more information or see application below.   […]

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Coming Together for a Brighter Future


The holidays are a time for friends, family, and neighbors to come together around warm meals and good company. At Martha’s Table, our community comes together every day to build a brighter future for children and families in Washington, D.C. Here’s how:

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Good for the Body, Good for the Soul: An Interview with Floratina Coles

Caron Gremont, our Director of Healthy Eating, recently sat down with Floratina Coles, a.k.a. Ms Flo, our Assistant Director of Prepared Foods. Check out these excerpts from their conversation: Caron: You’ve worked as professional chef in many different roles, you cook for hundreds of our neighbors every day, and the dishes you prepare for staff […]

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New Joyful Food Markets Expand Access to Healthy Food

This fall, we opened Joyful Food Markets in 10 new elementary schools east of the Anacostia River, bringing our grand total to 39 markets and reaching more D.C. children and families than ever before. At a Joyful Food Market, families shop for fresh produce and pantry staples at no cost. Meanwhile, our chef educators engage […]

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Home in the District: An Interview with Amber Robles-Gordon

Kara Riche, Martha’s Table’s Assistant Director of Community Outreach, recently chatted with Amber Robles-Gordon, an artist and curator who is leading the selection of all pieces of art for The Commons, as well as providing a signature fiber-art installation. Here is what she had to say: Kara: Tell me about how you got started as […]

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Pre-K Promotion Ceremony Celebrates Young Students and their Families


Congratulations to DC’s newest class of graduates! We are so proud of our young students in our Toddler and Preschool classes, who are moving onto the next stage in their lifelong journey of learning. This year’s graduation was themed after Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, a perfect way to celebrate the limitless potential […]

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Healthy Connections Students Showcase a Summer of Self-Expression

Photos by Kaliq Crosby Last week, we capped off the conclusion of our Healthy Connections summer programming with a pair of showcases where students shared the hard work they put in throughout the summer on a variety of creative projects. At their Tales from the Big Chair event at the Anacostia Arts Center, students exhibited […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Commemorates Beginning of Ward 8 Center’s Construction


The ground is “officially” broken on the Commons at Stanton Square, our new center in Ward 8! Although crews from Whiting-Turner have been hard at work clearing land and laying foundation for months, we marked the beginning of construction on our new site with a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 9th. We were honored to […]

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Listen to Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer on Add Passion and Stir!


Martha’s Table’s CEO Patty Stonesifer recently guest-starred on the Add Passion and Stir podcast to discuss her path to social activism and how the lessons she learned in the private sector are helping Martha’s Table stand with our neighbors. Patty is joined by fellow guest Nora Poullion, organic cooking pioneer, and host Billy Shore, founder […]

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Families Celebrate the Joy of Reading at Literacy Night


For Family Literacy Night 2017, Martha’s Table transformed into Camp S’More! Students and their families enjoyed the great outdoors (and indoors) with fun activities designed to promote literacy, while taking new books home to build their home libraries. The evening began with our students casting off. Young anglers were assigned words, and fished for the […]

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