New Video Highlights Healthy Start Program

03.28.2017

Created by our friends at Symbio Studios, our newest video highlights our high-quality Healthy Start education program. Check it out below, and learn more about Healthy Start here!

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Students Celebrate Black History Month

03.08.2017

Black History Month at Martha’s Table was an opportunity for our Healthy Start students to celebrate culture and learn about the foundational role that African Americans have played in our country’s history. Throughout the month of February, our students focused on social change. After learning about heroes of the Civil Rights Movement who successfully advocated […]

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Healthy Start Moms and Dads Graduate from Parenting Journey

03.06.2017

Martha’s Table’s newest class of graduates are not who you might expect. Far from just picking up their ABC’s and arithmetic, these grads actually picked up their children from our Healthy Start classrooms after their graduation ceremony! That’s because they were graduating from the Parenting Journey, a parent education curriculum designed to empower parents to […]

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JUBILEE HOUSING AND MARTHA’S TABLE PARTNER TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOMES AND CRITICAL SERVICES IN COLUMBIA HEIGHTS FOR D.C.’S LOWEST-INCOME FAMILIES

02.16.2017

Washington, D.C.—February 16, 2017—Today Jubilee Housing and Martha’s Table, two of D.C.’s most storied nonprofits, announced a partnership to provide, at the historic Maycroft Apartments in Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, 64 affordable homes coupled with critical services that will be available to building residents as well as to other vulnerable families across Northwest D.C. Jubilee […]

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PROMINENT NONPROFITS PARTNER TO IMPROVE ECONOMIC WELL-BEING FOR FAMILIES FACING ECONOMIC HARDSHIP IN D.C.

02.15.2017

Washington, D.C. – LIFT, a national organization dedicated to ending intergenerational poverty, and Martha’s Table, focused on supporting stronger children, families and communities through education, healthy food and family supports, have collaborated to provide financial and career coaching for parents and caregivers of young children. The new partnership will link parents of children enrolled in […]

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Valentine’s Day at Martha’s Table

Valentine’s Day celebrations at Martha’s Table were a blast! Families, students, donors and teachers participated in games, photo booths and art and crafts projects! Over the last week, our Healthy Start students celebrated with the Valentine’s Ball, and our Out of School Time Programming students participated in a community service project to make Valentine’s Cards. […]

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Martha’s Table Community Joins Together to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

Martha’s Table celebrates diversity and inclusion with the words of Langston Hughes, American poet and social activist. Our community of students, staff, volunteers, and donors joined together to recite Hughes’ poem, “I, Too.” Watch here:

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2016 by the Numbers

02.14.2017

  In 2016, our engaged community supported children, families and communities across the District. With over 1.6 million meals distributed–a 300% increase from 2015, 18,000 volunteers, over 73,000 individuals reached with healthy meals, and 35 pop-up cost-free grocery markets, 2016 was a year for the books at Martha’s Table. As we prepare to expand, we […]

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#MixTheLove With Us in 2017!

At Martha’s Table, we greatly appreciate every single food donation that comes through our doors–no matter how big or small. This year, we want to encourage our amazing community to donate homemade trail mix in addition to sandwiches. Why trail mix? It keeps longer, has a ton of tasty variety, and our neighbors have the […]

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Take the Market Home: Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Chili

01.06.2017

Happy, healthy new year! To start 2017 off right, we’re spotlighting Brussels sprouts and nutritious sweet potato chili at our Joyful Food Markets. Check out the recipes below to see how to prepare these delicious items, and make sure to snap a picture and tag Joyful Food Markets on Facebook and Instagram with #PostYourPlateChallenge!   […]

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Recipe: Green Veggie Lo Mein

12.22.2016

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

12.09.2016

“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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#TakeoverTuesday with Chef Jojo

11.29.2016

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!

11.28.2016

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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