December 1, 2020 at 11:12 AM
Even during a pandemic, McKenna’s Wagon has not missed a single night.
While many organizations had to close their doors, Martha’s Table stepped up.
Need for our programs has increased by 400%. With the help of generous people like you, we are sending a clear message to our neighbors in need: you are not alone; we are in this together.
Combined Federal Campaign #29262 | United Way #8445
Nearly overnight, we expanded our grocery distribution by 400%—supporting as many as 2,200 neighbors in a single day.
It is a common misunderstanding that the healthy food we distribute is all donated to Martha’s Table.
Your donation helps us purchase food from the local food bank and other sources to ensure no neighbor goes without access to healthy food
We honor the dignity of every neighbor who turns to Martha’s Table and provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and shelf-stable items at no-cost; no questions asked.
Sadly, the unprecedented levels of need have not subsided. Martha’s Table is taking bold action to continue to meet the 400% increase in need. But we need your help.
Many neighbors are turning to Martha’s Table for the first time.
One neighbor, Wanda, turned to us for access to healthy food for the first time this spring. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the childcare center she worked at closed. Like many, she unexpectedly found herself without an income.
Thankfully, she heard from a friend about Martha’s Table and our no-cost food programs.
Martha’s Table believes every child should have the opportunity to thrive. We provide nationally accredited early education from birth through four years of age and support parents with the resources they need as family leaders.
The economic collapse hit the families enrolled in our education program hard. Devastatingly, by April 2020, 9 in 10 of our families had been financially impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, and more than half were concerned about their ability to pay rent the next month.
Because neighbors like you have stepped up, we have been able to take bold action to support the 137 families with children in our education program. With the help of our community, Martha’s Table:
Rain, snow, sleet, or global pandemic…McKenna’s Wagon rolls out every night of the year. We continue to support 200+ neighbors experiencing hunger or housing insecurity with the help of our tremendous volunteers. Each meal pack includes a warm, fresh meal, nutritious snacks, and a large water.
Our small-but-mighty McKenna’s Wagon team has stepped up to ensure we have our freshly-made meals each night.
United Way #8445
October 27, 2020 at 12:19 PM
When we started planning Martha’s Table’s milestone 40th Anniversary, of course we had no idea what 2020 would have in store. Through everything that’s happened this year, we’ve been fortunate to receive generous support from the business community, both locally and nationally.
August 27, 2020 at 6:13 PM
This October, in collaboration with the Anacostia community and Families First DC, Martha’s Table will expand its community-driven services to better support children, families, and individuals.