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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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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Healthy Connections Students Showcase a Summer of Self-Expression

08.11.2017

Photos by Kaliq Crosby Last week, we capped off the conclusion of our Healthy Connections summer programming with a pair of showcases where students shared the hard work they put in throughout the summer on a variety of creative projects. At their Tales from the Big Chair event at the Anacostia Arts Center, students exhibited […]

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Listen to Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer on Add Passion and Stir!

03.31.2017

Martha’s Table’s CEO Patty Stonesifer recently guest-starred on the Add Passion and Stir podcast to discuss her path to social activism and how the lessons she learned in the private sector are helping Martha’s Table stand with our neighbors. Patty is joined by fellow guest Nora Poullion, organic cooking pioneer, and host Billy Shore, founder […]

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Martha’s Table’s Brings Community Together to Celebrate 16,000 Volunteers in 2015

05.10.2016

Ryan Palmer Martha’s Table Director of Stakeholder Engagement rpalmer@marthastable.org 202-328-6610   Martha’s Table’s Brings Community Together to Celebrate 16,000 Volunteers in 2015 DC-Based Organization and Partners Recognize Collective Community Efforts to Decrease Food Insecurity and Spread the Joy of Healthy Eating Throughout the City May 10, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, May 12th, the Martha’s […]

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YOU SHARED, WE LISTENED!

04.13.2016

Thanks to our donors, volunteers, neighbors, and friends who share their wonderful Martha’s Table stories on social media! Check out some of our favorite recent posts below, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! online!

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“THIS IS WHERE I CAME FROM” – A CONVERSATION WITH ISAIAH ALADEJOBI

Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer sat down to speak with one of Martha’s Table’s former students and our current Healthy Connections Program Assistant, Isaiah Aladejobi. Below are excerpts of their conversation. Patty: Well, first…tell me your story! Isaiah: I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., down the block [from Martha’s Table] on 12th Place […]

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SPREADING JOY AT 8 NEW MARKETS, THANKS TO YOU

Since January 2015, Martha’s Table has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to run Joyful Food Markets, free monthly pop-up markets that bring fresh produce, healthy pantry staples, and hands on food education to elementary schools east of the Anacostia River. Last month, we opened eight additional markets, bringing our current total to 21Joyful […]

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SAVE THE DATE: CHARITYWORKS EVENTS

Mark your calendars! CharityWorks will also host their annual Dream Ball on September 24th at the National Building Museum to benefit Martha’s Table, AfterSchool All-Stars, and the National Military Family Association. CharityWorks will hold its 100 Point Wine Event this year. Stay tuned for more information! Click here for more information!

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LETTER FROM PATTY STONESIFER

Dear Friend, As we head into spring, we’re seeing the fruits of your dedication to Martha’s Table. I hope you are proud of the successes you’ve made possible: Combating hunger with free, healthy meals and groceries; Giving kids the education they need to succeed; and Supporting older youth and parents with personal growth and work […]

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GOOD NEIGHBOR SPOTLIGHT: ELISE HOFFMANN & CHRIS NIEMCZEWSKI

Elise Hoffmann and Chris Niemczewski are quite the team. The couple not only shares a love of hiking, traveling, and reading, but they are also in business together, running Marshfield Associates. Chris and Elise first came to Martha’s Table as hosts for our annual Sips & Suppers fundraiser. As Chris puts it, “[Sips & Suppers] […]

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FOSTERING COMMUNITY: ANACOSTIA OUTFITTERS SUPPORTS LOCAL ARTISAN

After tending to a line of patrons, Ms. Malik straightens out her collection of bold, eclectic jewelry on the storefront table. She is set up at Martha’s Outfitters in Historic Anacostia, where she often sells her pieces. As a local boutique buyer and artisan, Ms. Malik has an eye for conversation-starting pieces, from delicate gold […]

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AN OPEN BOOK FOUNDATION OPENS DOORS

Over a year ago, Martha’s Table gained a dedicated partner for its Healthy Start program: An Open Book Foundation! An Open Book Foundation provides ongoing support to Martha’s Table’s students through book donations, reading events, and after-school book clubs, providing vital support to our literacy efforts. A special thanks to Kathie Weinberg, Janet Zwick, and […]

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EXPANDING WHERE NEED IS GREATEST

02.16.2016

As we prepare to break ground on our new center in Ward 8, we continue to build the relationships necessary to ensure the greatest possible reach and impact east of the Anacostia River. Stay tuned for exciting updates on our new space! To learn more about how to support our expansion, email abauer@marthastable.org

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ARENA STAGE SHARES THE JOY OF LITERACY

As part of Arena Stage and Martha’s Table’s “Feed the Mind” partnership, Arena Stage is collecting books to build home libraries for our Healthy Start students. Thanks to hundreds of generous Arena Stage patrons, the theater has already collected over 1,800 books for our students!  In this picture, Martha’s Table Healthy Start students and Healthy […]

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