April 27, 2022 at 3:34 PM
Martha’s Table is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting strong children, strong families, and strong communities by increasing access to quality education, health and wellness, and family resources. While we are not a soup kitchen, we aim to increase access to healthy food through our no-cost healthy food markets, monthly Community Markets, network of Joyful Food Markets, and McKenna’s Wagon. For more information, please visit our Health and Wellness Programs page.
While we are not a religiously-based organization, our founders Veronica Maz, a social worker, and Father Horace McKenna, a Jesuit priest, chose the name “Martha’s Table” in honor of an admirable individual in the Bible: Martha! When Jesus and his disciples were on their way to Jerusalem, they stopped in a village, where a woman named Martha and her sister, Mary, opened their home to them. While Mary sat with the apostles and listened to their teachings, Martha was consumed by preparations in the kitchen for her honored guests. Martha represents the values with which we treat all people – hospitality, dignity, and respect.
Martha’s Table offers a wide array of supports for District neighbors. Please visit our programs page for more details.
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April 19, 2022 at 8:00 AM
At Martha’s Table, volunteers are the driving force behind our work. They help us deliver on our mission and stand alongside our neighbors every single day. MT volunteers are made up of people from all walks of life who regularly come together in a commitment to supporting strong children, strong families, and strong communities through Martha’s Table. Earlier this month we sat down with three such volunteers who, at Martha’s Table, are famously known as the Lobby Ladies. Watch the interview to learn who the Lobby Ladies are and why they serve!
March 30, 2022 at 12:32 PM
During National Nutrition month, Martha’s Table’s healthy food programming was in full gear providing our early learners, partners, and neighbors with fresh groceries, hot meals, and educational presentations. Our Community Nutritionist, Camille Range, led multiple nutrition-focused initiatives ranging from MT’s participation in Hear the DC Crunch to demonstrating nutrient-rich and flavorful recipes for children in our partner schools.