A Conversation with Kim R. Ford


Get to know our new President & CEO, Kim R. Ford. Facilitated by: David Gregory, CNN political analyst and Martha’s Table Board Member

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Students Celebrate Week of the Young Child


Last week, Martha’s Table celebrated Week of the Young Child, a week of learning, fun, and appreciation for teachers, children and families hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Established in 1971, NAEYC annually coordinates Week of the Young Child to recognize the importance of the early years of a child’s […]

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A Unique Collection of Local Art!

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


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!


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: 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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Spread Joy with us this Holiday Season!


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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Pressing Pause on SmarTrip Card Donations


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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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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2016 by the Numbers


  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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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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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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Community Members Walk the Runway at Martha’s Outfitters in Historic Anacostia


We had a blast at our July fashion show, where models showed off the fashionable clothing donations received at Martha’s Outfitters in Anacostia. Check out some scenes from the show below:   With music playing and the audience cheering, this model couldn’t help but strike a pose. The audience enjoyed watching frequent shoppers and volunteers […]

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