Holiday Newsletter




Letter from Patty Stonesifer

The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with friends and family, create beautiful memories, and share hearty meals. But what would this season mean to you if you suffered from hunger? <<read more>>

Action Alert: Donation online today!


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Aspiring Middle School Chef

Robert, a 7th grade student, rushes into City Center PCS’s Joyful Food Market after football practice on a sunny Thursday in October. Today’s market is special because it is his first as apprentice to Martha’s Table Chef Rob Patterson. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Make a gift of $25, $50, or $100 this to support our Healthy Eating program this holiday season!


Chelsea Clinton

Chelsea Clinton at Martha’s Table

In September, Martha’s Table was proud to welcome back former volunteer Chelsea Clinton. Now a leader at the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative, she first visited Martha’s Table as a teenager. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Volunteer individually, or with your company, church, friends, or family!

Joan Nathan

Interview: Cookbook author Joan Nathan

Joan Nathan, cookbook author and Martha’s Table board member, is also co-founder of Sips and Suppers, a weekend celebration of food and an annual fundraiser for Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen. In anticipation of the 8th Annual event in January, Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer spoke with Joan to learn more. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Purchase tickets to Sips and Suppers today!

Dr. Mohamed

Martha’s Table Alum in Medical School

When he was six, Mohamed and his family moved to D.C. from their home country of Senegal. Years later, as a teenager, Mohamed began visiting Martha’s Table as a participant in the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Make a gift of $25, $50, or $100 this to support our Healthy Connections program!



Students Assemble Toiletries

This fall, hundreds of Martha’s Table supporters donated toothbrushes, dry shampoo, and first aid supplies for our city’s homeless residents. Children in our Healthy Start program then assembled these toiletries into care packages for distribution on McKenna’s Wagon. <<read more>>

Action Alert: We’re mobilizing our “Convoy of Good Cheer” to deliver blankets, sleeping bags, thermals, socks, and scarves to our city’s homeless residents.

Dweck Family

Spotlight: Dweck Family Foundation

Martha’s Table’s Joyful Food Markets bring free, healthy groceries and food education to elementary schools through a partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank. The Ralph S. and Frances R. Dweck Family Foundation, led by husband-wife duo and Apple Society members Ralph and Louie Dweck, were among the first major investors in this exciting partnership, which seeks to spread the joy of healthy eating throughout the District. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Donate to Martha’s Table as a family this holiday season!




‘Tis the Season for Giving

Interested in making a commitment to Martha’s Table that will impact the community for years to come? Consider including us in your workplace giving or estate plan, or joining our newly established Apple Society. We are also pleased to announce our new Director of Development, Lauren Ruffin. <<read more>>

Action Alert: learn more about opportunities to support Martha’s Table!

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Witnesses to Hunger Exhibition

Join us on Thursday, January 14 at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) in Southeast Washington for the photo exhibition launch of the D.C. site of Witnesses to Hunger, a project that provides a platform for parents who are raising children on a limited income to share their experiences and advocate for change. <<read more>>

Action alert: Attend the exhibition opening!


We’re Expanding!

In 2018, Martha’s Table will be opening a brand new center in Ward 8: Martha’s Table at the Commons! This expansion will allow us to deepen our impact and extend our programing where need is greatest. <<read more>> 

Action Alert: Contact our Development Team to learn more.