Building a Brighter Future: John’s Story

12.14.2017

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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Building a Brighter Future: Rob’s Story

I was born and raised in Southeast D.C., and I know how difficult it can be for families in my community to access affordable, healthy food. At Martha’s Table, I have the opportunity to do what I love while standing with the community I call home. I spend each afternoon as a Chef Educator at […]

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Building a Brighter Future: Our Stories

12.13.2017

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!

11.08.2017

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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Students Explore Future Careers During Spring Break

04.21.2017

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

04.10.2017

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

04.07.2017

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

04.04.2017

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

03.30.2017

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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MARTHA’S TABLE RECEIVES CIVIC SPIRIT AWARD

03.28.2017

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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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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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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