Request for Applications for Student Ambassadors


Calling all college students passionate about food justice, empowering children & changing lives through non-profit management. Consider applying to be a Martha’s Table Student Ambassador to learn, to invest in your community and to connect with like-minded individuals in the DC Metro area. Contact Uneka King at for more information or see application below.   […]

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Community Harvest Dinner


Join us as we celebrate the fall season with a delicious meal for all to enjoy! Saturday, November 17 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Panorama Room (1600 Morris Rd. SE) Free face painting, crafts, and dancing will be available. Also, our partners from Kicks 4 the […]

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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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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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Home in the District: An Interview with Amber Robles-Gordon


Kara Riche, Martha’s Table’s Assistant Director of Community Outreach, recently chatted with Amber Robles-Gordon, an artist and curator who is leading the selection of all pieces of art for The Commons, as well as providing a signature fiber-art installation. Here is what she had to say: Kara: Tell me about how you got started as […]

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Summer Joyful Food Markets open to the community start today!


  Millions of children around the country depend on federal school breakfast and lunch programs to get the fuel they need, including thousands here in Washington, DC. But when the school year ends, too many children are left in the lurch without a reliable source for healthy meals.  In DC, only about 50% of the […]

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Students Explore Future Careers During Spring Break


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


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


Ryan Palmer Martha’s Table Director of Stakeholder Engagement 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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Shouting Out Our Volunteers This #NationalVolunteerWeek


This ‪#‎NationalVolunteerWeek‬, we want to acknowledge all 16,000 of our dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate volunteers, who help keep our doors open 365 days a year. Thank you for standing with us because you, too, believe that every child deserves the opportunity for their brightest future, and a deeply engaged family and community committed to their […]

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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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On a Saturday morning in December, a group of Martha’s Table Board Members and Apple Society Members joined us for a Bread and Breakfast service event to make fresh holiday jam muffins to be distributed on McKenna’s Wagon. In recent years, Martha’s Table has enhanced our focus on providing healthy eating options in addition to […]

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