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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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: http://prn.to/2gnzyB2

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Spread Holiday Cheer with us at Martha’s Table!


This holiday season, Martha’s Table is celebrating our students and families and supporting community members in need. Please join us! Here’s how you can help us ensure that our children and families have a happy and comfortable holiday: Donate Winter Items: This winter, we are collecting winter clothing and cold-weather gear (hats, scarves, thermals, sleeping bags […]

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Doubling Down On Our Commitment to Community


What did you do the day after the election? At Martha’s Table, Greg stocked the food pantry with fresh bananas and kale. Erica and Trish opened up our two Martha’s Outfitters locations, so shoppers in need could get no-cost clothing and housewares. Teachers Heather and John read books to our infants, and welcomed students for […]

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Attend Our Speed Recruiting Fair!


Martha’s Table is looking to hire qualified personnel to fill a number of positions in our organization! If you are looking to join one of the most respected non-profits in the district and help us achieve our mission then please join us at one of our two upcoming Speed Recruiting Fairs: November 8th, 4-6 p.m. […]

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3rd Annual One-Pot Suppers: 100 Hosts Needed!


At Martha’s Table, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy meal every day, which is why we served over 1.1 million nutritious meals through our Healthy Eating program last year. Many of these are “one pot” meals, distributed through McKenna’s Wagon, our mobile food truck that rolls out 365 days a year to feed homeless […]

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Easy Impact: Give Through Your Work

Does your company offer workplace giving opportunities? The Federal Government and many big and small businesses allow you to automatically send a donation to Martha’s Table from your paycheck before taxes. It’s an easy way to make a big impact for Martha’s Table! Our donation numbers are 29262 for the Combined Federal Campaign and 8445 […]

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For Volunteers and Shoppers, Joyful Food Markets Change Lives

Our first year of Joyful Food Markets was a massive success! We distributed 550,000 pounds of food to over 24,000 shoppers—but the numbers only tell half the story. These markets are putting fresh produce and healthy groceries into the homes of families who lack access, empowering them to make healthy choices. And they’re quickly becoming one […]

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Giving Parents the Keys to Success

Being a parent is a tough job. We all want what’s best for our children, but sometimes we don’t have the time, resources, or experience to be great parents. That’s why, since 2014, Martha’s Table has implemented a parent education curriculum from the Parenting Journey, a program that guides parents through their own childhoods, empowering […]

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Recipes for a Healthy Start: An Interview with Venus McClure

Patty Stonesifer, Martha’s Table’s CEO, recently sat down with lead preschool teacher Venus McClure to discuss her path to Martha’s Table and the early childhood education field. Patty: My first question is: why early childhood education? Venus: During the summers between my college years, I interned and volunteered at childcare facilities in D.C., and I realized […]

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Every Voice Matters: Empowering Youth East of the River

This summer, Martha’s Table continued setting the stage for our expansion to D.C.’s Ward 8 by engaging high school students east of the Anacostia River with arts education. Through partnerships with Critical Exposure, a photography and youth advocacy organization; Project Create, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding education in the arts; and the generous support of […]

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Seeking Cold Weather Gear Donations


Cold weather is right around the corner! That’s why we’re starting to collect seasonal gear for our neighbors in need. We are looking for new or gently used: Winter jackets Gloves Winter hats Scarves Sleeping bags And more! Please bring any donations to either of our Martha’s Outfitters stores. With your help, we can ensure […]

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