Letter from Patty Stonesifer

Patty_Headshot_SmallAs we head into spring, we’re seeing the fruits of your dedication to Martha’s Table. I hope you are proud of the successes you’ve made possible: Combating hunger with free, healthy meals and groceries; giving kids the education they need to succeed; and supporting older youth and parents with personal growth and work opportunities. <<read more>>




Pride on Display at Black History Month Celebration

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In early March, Martha’s Table’s Healthy Start program held a wrap up celebration of Black History Month with a special student performance for parents and staff. Learning about African-American heritage and culture was a major component of our educational programming throughout February, and our students shared their learning through song, theater, and a video project. <<read more>>

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Spreading Joy at 8 New Markets, Thanks to You


Since January 2015, Martha’s Table has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank to run Joyful Food Markets, free monthly pop-up markets that bring fresh produce, healthy pantry staples, and hands on food education to elementary schools east of the Anacostia River. Last month, we opened eight additional markets, bringing our current total to 21Joyful Food Markets. Within two years, these markets will be in all 49 elementary schools east of the river, increasing access to fresh, healthy food for over 15,000 students and their families. <<read more>>

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“This Is Where I Came From” – A Conversation with Isaiah Aladejobi

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Martha’s Table CEO Patty Stonesifer sat down to speak with one of Martha’s Table’s former students and our current Healthy Connections Program Assistant, Isaiah Aladejobi. <<read more>>






Fostering Community: Anacostia Outfitters Supports Local Artisan

20160219_132212 (1)After tending to a line of patrons, Ms. Malik straightens out her collection of bold, eclectic jewelry on the storefront table. She is set up at Martha’s Outfitters in Historic Anacostia, where she often sells her pieces. As a local boutique buyer and artisan, Ms. Malik has an eye for conversation-starting pieces, from delicate gold necklaces to chunky wood earrings. <<read more>>

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Good Neighbor Spotlight: Elise Hoffmann and Chris Niemczewski

FullSizeRenderElise Hoffmann and Chris Niemczewski are quite the team. The couple not only shares a love of hiking, traveling, and reading, but they are also in business together, running Marshfield Associates. Chris and Elise first came to Martha’s Table as hosts for our annual Sips & Suppers fundraiser. <<read more>>

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You Shared, We Listened!

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An Open Book Foundation Opens Doors

open bookOver a year ago, Martha’s Table gained a dedicated partner for its Healthy Start program: An Open Book Foundation! An Open Book Foundation provides ongoing support to Martha’s Table’s students through book donations, reading events, and after-school book clubs, providing vital support to our literacy efforts. <<read more>>





Thank You for Dining and Dancing to Tackle Hunger in D.C.

Screen shot 2016-02-16 at 3.03.17 PMThanks to the hundreds of philanthropists who supported Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen by participating in the 8th Annual Sips & Suppers event, despite the January blizzard! <<read more>>




Save the Date: CharityWorks Events

MT-logo-Apple-300x300Mark your calendars! CharityWorks will also host their annual Dream Ball on September 24th at the National Building Museum to benefit Martha’s Table, AfterSchool All-Stars, and the National Military Family Association. <<read more>>




Casseroles & Conversations: Food Justice

20160317_205032Our Apple Society friends joined us last month to explore the topic of food justice as part of our “Casseroles and Conversations” series. <<read more>>