Health & Wellness Programs

Food and nutrition have been at the heart and soul of Martha’s Table since we opened doors in 1980. Our daily Martha’s Table Markets, monthly Community Markets, network of monthly Joyful Food Markets, and McKenna’s Wagon aim to increase access to healthy food and support children and their families in making healthy choices.

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Martha's Table Markets
Community Markets
Joyful Food Markets
McKenna's Wagon

All guests are welcome to shop once per month for fresh produce and pantry items at our no-cost weekday markets located in the lobby at both of our SE & NW locations.

  • Martha's Table Market at The Commons

    Open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
    Extended hours on Tuesdays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

    Martha’s Table Market at The Commons

    2375 Elvans Road Southeast, Washington, DC, USA

  • Martha's Table Market at The Maycroft

    Open Monday-Friday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Please use the Columbia Road entrance

    Martha’s Table Market at The Maycroft

    1474 Columbia Road, NW

At our monthly pop-up community markets, all children, their families, and neighbors are invited to shop at no-cost for fresh, healthy produce and pantry staples. Monthly community markets are open to the public at the following locations:

In January 2015, Martha’s Table, in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank and DC Health, launched Joyful Food Markets to increase access to and encourage consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables east of the Anacostia River.

Joyful Food Markets are pop-up monthly markets held in elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8 in Southeast D.C. School families are invited to shop at no-cost for a variety of beautiful high-quality produce, including bananas, apples, greens, and sweet potatoes, as well as basic shelf staples such as pasta and beans.

School cafeterias and gymnasiums are transformed into joyful environments with music, dancing, and colorful tables filled with baskets of fresh produce and healthy non-perishable food. In addition, our markets feature kids’ activities and recipe samples designed to get children excited about healthy eating and cooking.

Joyful Food Markets currently support 53 elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8. Join us as a volunteer or sign-up to adopt a market!

Check out this brief video to experience a Joyful Food Market for yourself!

Finda Joyful Food Market

Achievement Preparatory Academy

908 Wahler Pl SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Aiton Elementary School

533 48th Pl NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Anacostia Prep

1409 V St SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Anne Beers Elementary School

3600 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Benning Prep

3703 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys

1801 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Blow Pierce Elementary

725 19th St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

Burrville Elementary School

801 Division Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School - East End Campus

5600 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Excel Academy Public School

2501 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Cedar Tree Academy

701 Howard Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Center City Public Charter

220 Highview Pl SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C., Inc.

3742 Ely Pl SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

C.W. Harris Elementary School

301 53rd St SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

DC Scholars Public Charter School

5601 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School

3100 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Douglass Knoll

2017 Savannah Terrace Southeast, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Drew Elementary School

5600 Eads St NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Eagle Academy

3400 Wheeler Rd SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Early Childhood Academy PCS

4025 9th St SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Friendship Charter

645 Milwaukee Pl SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Garfield Elementary School

2435 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Hendley Elementary School

425 Chesapeake St SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Houston Elementary School

1100 50th Pl NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

J C Nalle Community School

219 50th St SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Ketcham Elementary School

1919 15th St SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

KIPP DC Benning Campus

4801 Benning Rd SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

KIPP DC Douglass Campus

2600 Douglass Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

KIPP DC Quest Academy Public Charter School

5300 Blaine St NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Leckie Elementary School

4201 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School

3200 6th St SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Malcolm X Elementary School

1500 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Moten Elementary School

1565 Morris Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Neval Thomas

650 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Oklahoma Appletree

330 21st St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA

Patterson Elementary School

4399 South Capitol Terrace Southwest, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Plummer Elementary School

4601 Texas Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Randle Highlands Elementary School

1650 30th St SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

River Terrace Education Campus

405 Anacostia Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Rocketship Legacy Prep

4250 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Rocketship Rise Academy Public Charter School

2335 Raynolds Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Savoy Elementary School

2400 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Simon Elementary School

401 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032, USA

Smothers Elementary School

4400 Brooks St NE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

Stanton Elementary School

2701 Naylor Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus

1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Turner Elementary School

3264 Stanton Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Martha's Outfitters

2204 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Martha's Table at The Commons

2375 Elvans Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Martha's Table at The Maycroft

1474 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

Testimonials

The markets have been a blessing to our community. We have made changes in our eating habits and have started cooking more at home…so that we are able to save money.

Parent

I am surprised at the impact the market has had on my family…the entire family and everyone have begun to try to incorporate new fruits and vegetables into our diets.

Parent

The market is very helpful to the community. The program increases the community’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables.

Parent

Robin, a Ward 8 resident, mother of seven, and DC Public Schools bus driver, was first exposed to the markets through her children, who would bring home fresh fruits and vegetables from school every month. Since her initial visit, Robin has become a regular attendee, taking particular interest in cooking demonstrations, which help her and her children learn different ways of cooking, such as baking vegetables.

“We haven’t had a microwave since it broke three or four months ago—but we don’t need one. We have better eating habits now,” she says. Since altering her family’s diet, Robin has noticed weight loss in her children and a drop in her own blood pressure. “To see the smiles on their faces, and to change our eating habits,” she says as she considers her children, “…it’s the best thing that ever happened to us.”

Robin

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McKenna’s Wagon, Martha’s Table’s mobile food service, rolls out 7 days a week, 365 days a year to feed hundreds of DC neighbors who may be experiencing housing instability or hunger at two downtown locations. Volunteers stop at the following locations and serve hot, fresh meals, as well as sandwiches, homemade muffins, fruit, and refreshments:

5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
2nd and H Streets, NW

*Times are approximate and subject to traffic conditions.

6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
15th and K Streets, NW

*Times are approximate and subject to traffic conditions.

2nd and H Street NW

2nd Street NW and H street northwest Washington DC

15th and K Street NW

15th St. & K St. NW, Washington, DC, USA

Health and WellnessTeam

Donna Banzon

Director, Healthy Markets
Donna Banzon serves as the Director of Healthy Markets at Martha’s Table’s, where she oversees partnerships and programming of Joyful…

Greg Chudy

Assistant Director of the Maycroft

Floratina Coles

Assistant Director of Prepared Foods

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