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Former Obama appointee Kim Ford will lead D.C. nonprofit Martha’s Table

Kim Ford, a former Obama administration official, has been named the new CEO of Martha’s Table. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

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Head of Martha’s Table to step down after six years

Patty Stonesifer, president and CEO of Martha’s Table, was leading a tour of the nonprofit last year when she noticed a child crying in the hallway.

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The president of Martha’s Table dreams of equity for all but knows the challenges

Patty Stonesifer, 60, is the president and CEO of Martha’s Table. She is the former co-chair and CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former chairman of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents. She lives in the District with her husband, journalist Michael Kinsley.

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1 in 4 D.C. children can’t access affordable, nutritious food. This has to change.

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?

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In retirement, seniors reinvent themselves as volunteers

Beverly Jones apologized for smelling of onions. She’d been chopping the pungent ingredient as part of her weekly shift at Martha’s Table, which feeds the poor and homeless from its headquarters near 14th and U streets NW.

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Martha’s Table gives low-income families a taste of a farmers market

The market’s ripe melons, zucchini and ears of corn drew about 300 families who waited in a line stretching down the block from the King Greenleaf Recreation Center to receive their fresh produce on a recent Tuesday.

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