Martha’s Table Winter Newsletter

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Martha’s Table Winter Newsletter

Letter from Patty Stonesifer

Thanks to you, this past year was a monumental one for Martha’s Table. You helped us expand to 22 monthly free, pop-up grocery markets, serve over 1 million meals, and announced plans for an exciting expansion to Ward 8, where we will open a new center in 2018. <<read more>>

Standing with Neighbors Despite the Storm

At Martha’s Table, we are committed to supporting our most vulnerable neighbors in times of need, 365daysayear. These doors stay open rain, shine, or crippling winter blizzard! Over the weekend of January 22, throughout the storm, Martha’s Table’s emergency lobby market—featuring fresh produce and healthy pantry staples—remained open for families and neighbors in need. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Our work would be impossible without you. Volunteer or donate today!

Students Adopt a Local Market

On a Thursday afternoon in December, a group of high school students pours into Center City Public Charter School. The students are visiting from Friendship Tech Prep Academy, a neighboring Ward 8 school, to volunteer at Center City’s monthly Joyful Food Market, which they adopted for the school year. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Consider adopting a market today: email volunteer@marthastable.org. Interested in sponsoring a market? Email rdavidson@marthastable.org.

Treasure, Time, Voice: Spotlight on National Presbyterian Church

For more than a decade, The National Presbyterian Church has been a strong supporter and faith-based partner of Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table President and CEO Patty Stonesifer spoke with Reverend Donna Marsh, Associate Pastor for Serve Ministries, to learn more about the church and its special connection to Martha’s Table. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Your $10 donation allows Martha’s Table to purchase over $20 worth of food because of our supplier partnerships! Donate today!

Celebrating the Harvest

Days before Thanksgiving, on a crisp Sunday afternoon, the Martha’s Table community gathered to celebrate the season with a Community Harvest. As staff, volunteers, neighbors, supporters, and longtime visitors mingled over a holiday meal of turkey, stuffing, pasta, and salad, musicians crooned “At Last” and “My Cherie Amore,” while many danced and joined in for informal karaoke. <<read more>>

Martha’s Table Hosts Bread & Breakfast

On a Saturday morning in December, a group of Martha’s Table Board Members and Apple Society Members joined us for a Bread and Breakfast service event to make fresh holiday jam muffins to be distributed on McKenna’s Wagon. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Join us to bake muffins—or to sort clothes, chop vegetables, distribute meals, or run markets!

Martha’s Table Supporters “Give a Meal” on Giving Tuesday

A big “thank you” to the nearly 200 people who rallied to support Martha’s Table on Giving Tuesday! Thanks to your commitment—and that of a generous anonymous donor, who offered to match donations—we raised $79,371 in a single day! <<read more>>

Action Alert: Look into a gift-matching program at your place of work to see if your contribution to Martha’s Table can be doubled. Talk to your HR representative today!

Arena Stage Shares the Joy of Literacy

As part of Arena Stage and Martha’s Table’s “Feed the Mind” partnership, Arena Stage is collecting books to build home libraries for our Healthy Start students. Thanks to hundreds of generous Arena Stage patrons, the theater has already collected over 1,800 books for our students! <<read more>>

Shop and Shine at Martha’s Outfitters

Check out both of our Martha’s Outfitters locations to shop for affordable housewares and clothing this year! Last year, in addition to 50,000 paying customers, over 10,000 in-need families and neighbors were able to shop for free through our Martha’s Outlet program. <<read more>>

Witnesses to Hunger Share Powerful Photos

On January 14, the D.C. site of the Witnesses to Hunger project launched with a photo exhibition featuring the images of seven D.C. residents. <<read more>>

Action Alert: Collaborate with the D.C. Witnesses!

Expanding Where Need is Greatest

As we prepare to break ground on our new center in Ward 8, we continue to build the relationships necessary to ensure the greatest possible reach and impact east of the Anacostia River. <<read more>>

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