Martha’s Table Gives Thanks

Yesterday was Martha’s Table’s community dinner for Thanksgiving. Normally, we serve our food through our mobile soup kitchen, McKenna’s Wagon, which brings sandwiches, soup, and desserts to three stops in Washington, DC. Yesterday was a little different. We transformed our playground and food prep areas into large dining spaces, hosting a sit-down community dinner.

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New Statistics Reveal the Growing Problem of Food Insecurity in America

The Washington Post published an article with newly-released reports from the USDA revealing statistics about food insecurity that confirm what Martha’s Table has been noticing – longer lines at food pantry days, more people coming to Martha’s Table for emergency food, and longer lines for our McKenna’s Wagon mobile soup kitchen.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Our New Reading Corner

Friday afternoon and evening marked the grand ribbon ceremony and the unveiling of our fabulous new reading room to the many children in our programs.

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Demand for Food: Please Donate

Martha’s Table statistics show that demand for canned and non-perishable food has increased from about 80 baskets a month in 2008 to 322 baskets a month.

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Sheets and Stuff for Squirts!

Martha’s Table has been lucky to have the assistance of a new volunteer this past summer. Erin Norcross completed the requirements of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project with Martha’s Table.

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President of Martha’s Table receives exciting award

Martha’s Table is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Lindsey Buss, has been chosen by the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation as a recipient of the Foundation’s 2009 Exponent Award, which includes a $100,000 grant to be used for leadership development at Martha’s Table.

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