Press

11.13.2018

Martha’s Table in the News 2017 Going where the need is great: A conversation with Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer (AEI) 10 Things Parents Can Do to Teach their Kids about Hunger (Hint: don’t talk about hunger) (Huffington Post) With lack of grocery stores, volunteers bring pop-up markets to DC areas(WTOP) How One Small Charity […]

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Family Nutrition and Cooking Workshops at The Commons

10.15.2018

In partnership with UDC, Martha’s Table invites our families and neighbors to sign-up for a FREE Family Nutrition and Cooking Workshop series. Dates: November 5 – 9 (Monday through Friday) Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Location: The Commons (2375 Elvans Rd. SE.) Participants will learn how to: Plan nutritious meals Increase physical activity Practice […]

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East of the River Book Festival

Celebrate the joy of reading!   The 5th Annual East of the River Book Festival is around the corner! This free event will highlight to work of indie writers, small publishers, and book shops. Saturday, October 20, 2018| 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM|  Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School (2427 Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Summer Markets are Back!

06.04.2018

Our free summer Joyful Food Markets are back starting this June! Popping up at five locations on a biweekly basis, these markets are free and open to the public. Come pay us a visit for no-cost food, including plenty of fresh produce, hands-on cooking activities, and community resources. Go green and don’t forget to bring […]

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Join us at our Grand Opening!

At 55,000 sq. ft. “The Commons” campus is the realization of a collaborative process between key community partners – Horning Brothers , the Horning Family Fund , Martha’s Table , and Community of Hope , designed to ensure the healthy development of children and their families of neighboring Ward 8 communities, Fort Stanton and Hillsdale. […]

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A Unique Collection of Local Art!

04.30.2018

Art has the power to define a place. As Martha’s Table prepares to open The Commons this summer, we wanted to make sure that the people and places in our new neighborhood had a big hand in inspiring the building’s look and feel. We’re doing this through art from local artists who are committed to […]

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Spreading Love at Anacostia River Fest

04.28.2018

Were you there? If so, tag us in a photo! We had such a great time meeting neighbors and spreading the joy of healthy eating at last weekend’s Anacostia River Festival at Anacostia Park. Member of MT’s Youth Council joined Chef Rob and other staff to pass out delicious apple-cabbage saute samples (with food prep […]

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Families Learn how to Bring Literacy to all Parts of their Children’s Lives

03.30.2018

On March 29th, families and students from our education programs joined the Martha’s Table community for our annual Family Literacy Night! This year’s theme was “Blueprints for Literacy”. Each classroom was designed to resemble a part daily life, like the bedroom, the car, the laundry room. Parents and their children learned how to incorporate literacy […]

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Join Us at the New Martha’s Outfitters!

As Martha’s Table transitions to our new Ward 8 headquarters, The Commons, we’ve said goodbye to Martha’s Outfitters on 14th Street NW. Martha’s Outfitters has re-launched on Martin Luther King Avenue in SE under a new model designed for families with young children (infant to 8 years old). The new model will provide access to […]

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Thank you for showing your love in 2017!

02.22.2018

Our community showed their love in 2017, making it one of our most impactful years ever! Take a look at the ways our community partners, donors, volunteers, and staff made a difference in the lives of our neighbors over the past year: Thank you for building a brighter future with us in 2017. Make sure […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Ms. Flo’s Story

12.14.2017

  I spend each day preparing food for hundreds of neighbors through McKenna’s Wagon and our on-site afternoon meal service. Food has always been a way to express my love and gratitude, and I strive for excellence with everything I cook. I think about the people to use our meal services, and I want them […]

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Building A Brighter Future: Sequoya’s Story

  I’ve been teaching at Martha’s Table for ten years, and I celebrate every day as a new opportunity to open my students’ eyes to the world around them. At Martha’s Table, we provide high-quality early childhood education–not just childcare. If you walked into my classroom, it might look like we’re just playing. But we’re […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Becky’s Story

  I love language and guiding children through their development. As a Literacy Coach at Martha’s Table, I work with teachers to bring literacy-based activities into the classroom, and help them look for skills distinct to each student that will help them build reading skills as they get older. I love my job because I […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Shani’s Story

  I’m a proud Joyful Food Market shopper and volunteer. Each month, I spend an afternoon at my child’s school helping my neighbors shop for healthy food and working with the Chef Educators to get children and their parents excited about eating healthy. These markets are so important to my family. As a mother of […]

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Building a Brighter Future: John’s Story

After I retired, I just wanted spend my time helping others. Now, I find myself in Martha’s Table’s food prep room chopping onions every Thursday with a crew of regular volunteers. I’ve been inspired by the stories of people who used Martha’s Table as a resource when their family was in a rough patch. But […]

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