Healthy Start Moms and Dads Graduate from Parenting Journey


Martha’s Table’s newest class of graduates are not who you might expect. Far from just picking up their ABC’s and arithmetic, these grads actually picked up their children from our Healthy Start classrooms after their graduation ceremony! That’s because they were graduating from the Parenting Journey, a parent education curriculum designed to empower parents to […]

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Washington, D.C.—February 16, 2017—Today Jubilee Housing and Martha’s Table, two of D.C.’s most storied nonprofits, announced a partnership to provide, at the historic Maycroft Apartments in Washington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, 64 affordable homes coupled with critical services that will be available to building residents as well as to other vulnerable families across Northwest D.C. Jubilee […]

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Washington, D.C. – LIFT, a national organization dedicated to ending intergenerational poverty, and Martha’s Table, focused on supporting stronger children, families and communities through education, healthy food and family supports, have collaborated to provide financial and career coaching for parents and caregivers of young children. The new partnership will link parents of children enrolled in […]

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Valentine’s Day at Martha’s Table

Valentine’s Day celebrations at Martha’s Table were a blast! Families, students, donors and teachers participated in games, photo booths and art and crafts projects! Over the last week, our Healthy Start students celebrated with the Valentine’s Ball, and our Out of School Time Programming students participated in a community service project to make Valentine’s Cards. […]

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Martha’s Table Community Joins Together to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion

Martha’s Table celebrates diversity and inclusion with the words of Langston Hughes, American poet and social activist. Our community of students, staff, volunteers, and donors joined together to recite Hughes’ poem, “I, Too.” Watch here:

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2016 by the Numbers


  In 2016, our engaged community supported children, families and communities across the District. With over 1.6 million meals distributed–a 300% increase from 2015, 18,000 volunteers, over 73,000 individuals reached with healthy meals, and 35 pop-up cost-free grocery markets, 2016 was a year for the books at Martha’s Table. As we prepare to expand, we […]

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#MixTheLove With Us in 2017!

At Martha’s Table, we greatly appreciate every single food donation that comes through our doors–no matter how big or small. This year, we want to encourage our amazing community to donate homemade trail mix in addition to sandwiches. Why trail mix? It keeps longer, has a ton of tasty variety, and our neighbors have the […]

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Take the Market Home: Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Chili


Happy, healthy new year! To start 2017 off right, we’re spotlighting Brussels sprouts and nutritious sweet potato chili at our Joyful Food Markets. Check out the recipes below to see how to prepare these delicious items, and make sure to snap a picture and tag Joyful Food Markets on Facebook and Instagram with #PostYourPlateChallenge!   […]

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Recipe: Green Veggie Lo Mein


Check out our Food Educators’ delicious recipe for healthy green veggie lo mein–with no salt added!

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Patty Stonesifer Talks Food Insecurity and Joyful Food Markets in Washington Post Op-Ed


“Families everywhere struggle with impossible choices when it comes to feeding their children. Parents wonder: Can I find something fast and healthful at the corner store, since the supermarket is two bus rides away? Are my children sufficiently nourished? And, heartbreakingly: Will they notice if I skip dinner so I can feed them?” Our president […]

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Partner Spotlight: Pockitship and Community Plates

As a nonprofit, partnering with outside organizations is crucial to our success. Over the years, we’ve been lucky to work with some amazing people and services who have helped us work towards our mission of building a brighter future for all DC residents. Today, we’d like to spotlight two of our recent partners who are […]

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Our Secret: Ward 8’s Hidden View


Did you know that the best view of D.C. isn’t from the top of the Washington Monument? To truly see our city in all its splendor, cross the Anacostia River. Situated at the western tip of Douglass Place SE, you will find a magnificent panoramic view of our nation’s capital. And it’s just steps away […]

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An Apple for our Teachers


Congratulations to Martha’s Table’s newest bunch of graduating teachers! This fall, three more of our early childhood development instructors completed their degrees—and they couldn’t have done it without your help! Thanks to your generosity, Martha’s Table is able to provide our teachers with financial aid, tuition stipends, and paid release time to attend class and […]

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Serving and Giving: An Interview with John O’Donnell

Patty: How did you end up coming to Martha’s Table? John: I had a long career with the National Labor Relations Board and retired in 2009. With a little more time on my hands, I wanted to be useful. I was looking around for volunteer opportunities and Martha’s Table happened to fit into my schedule. […]

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Winter Is Coming

Winter weather is upon us, and our neighbors are counting on us to help them get through the season. That’s why we’re collecting cold weather gear (winter jackets, gloves, hats, and sleeping bags) to be distributed on McKenna’s Wagon. Please bring warm items to either of our Martha’s Outfitters stores. One McKenna’s Wagon driver, Frances, […]

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