Coronavirus (COVID-19) Status Updates

We remain deeply committed to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our community. Martha’s Table is designated by the D.C. government as an essential service. Our programs supporting District residents will continue as described below. 

CLICK HERE to read more about our increased efforts.

We will provide updates as new developments arise that may impact Martha’s Table’s programs.

Questions? Contact our team at (202)-328-6608


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  • Questions about Volunteer Opportunities

    We still need your help! If you wish to join in our increased supports for our community, we have new volunteer opportunities: 

    Joyful Grocery Bagging: As a volunteer, you’ll join us at our headquarters in Southeast, D.C. to help build bags full of healthy foods for children and families affected by school closures. This is a behind-the-scenes event; there will be no distribution or community interaction by volunteers, but we will still have music and a ton of fun! 10 am-1 pm M-F

    Food Preparation: To meet the increased demand for our programs in Northwest, D.C., we have expanded our historic Food Preparation. Volunteers help prep, cook, and package meals for our nightly, hot meal distribution on McKenna’s Wagon. In addition, volunteers may be asked to help prepare bags of groceries and cold meals for our Lobby Market distribution. 10am-12:30pm M-Su

     All of our shifts are available on our VolunteerHub calendar.

    Click here to read our Volunteer Health Policy 

  • Ongoing Updates About Joyful Food Markets

    While Joyful Food Markets will be suspended at elementary schools due to their closure, we will partner with DC Health, the Capital Area Food Bank, and DCPS and DCPCS to ensure bags of groceries are available at designated select school sites.

    Grab-and-Go grocery distribution will be available 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (or until supplies last) at the following locations:

    Tuesday, March 31st

    Kelly Miller Middle School | 301 49th Street NE 20019 | Ward 7

    Stanton Elementary School | 2701 Naylor Road SE 20020 | Ward 8

    Wednesday, April 1st

    THEARC West Campus | 1901 Mississippi Ave SE | Ward 8

    H.D. Woodson High School | 540 55th Street NE | Ward 7

    Thursday, April 2nd

    Kimball Elementary | 3375 Minnesota Ave SE | Ward 7

    Anacostia High School | 1601 16th Street Street SE | Ward 8

    Friday, April 3rd

    Ballou High School | 3401 4th Street SE | Ward 8

    E.W. Stokes Community Freedom PCS — East End Campus | 5600 East Capitol Street NE | Ward 7

  • Ongoing Updates About Community Supports


    We’ve expanded our programming efforts to further support our community.

    In partnership with the DC Diaper Bank, families will now be able to receive diapers (sizes 1-6) alongside our Lobby Markets on Mondays and Fridays from 11am – 3pm.

    Caregivers must bring proof of child’s age (daycare verification, birth certificate, pediatrician documentation, etc).



    *There is no limit to the number of times neighbors can shop at our public markets.

    No ID required

    Operations at Martha’s Outfitters are temporarily suspended. 



    Meals will be available for all students every weekday from Monday, March 16-Tuesday, March 31 from 10 am-2 pm at the following sites:

  • Questions about Donations

    If you are interested in making an in-kind donation CLICK HERE to check out our Martha’s Table Amazon Wish List featuring our most urgently needed items.

    Restaurants interested in making or donating meals, please contact:

    Ways to Give

    If you would like to make a financial contribution in support of Martha’s Table, please visit our Ways to Give page.

    Thank you for your support.