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In a changing D.C., Martha’s Table plans a $20 million move to Southeast

Martha’s Table, a venerable D.C. charity and longtime 14th Street fixture, is preparing to break ground on a $20 million headquarters in Southeast Washington and will move many of its programs to one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods by early 2018.

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Teaching our kids healthy eating must start early

The White House’s announcement last month of a $1 billion public-private investment in early child-care programs, a priority of President Obama’s, presents an opportunity to teach children healthy eating habits. Fortunately for policymakers at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, a model piece of legislation was passed last year by the other deliberative body in Washington: the D.C. Council.

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Restaurants, home cooks host fundraising dinners for Martha’s Table

Think of it as a more affordable Sips & Suppers: The inaugural One Pot Supper Evening parties will bring together friends and family on Sunday to raise money for Martha’s Table, the nonprofit dedicated to feeding and clothing the poorest of Washingtonians.

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Catching up with Patty Stonesifer

It’s been one year since Patty Stonesifer surprised the Washington nonprofit community with her appointment as head of a small charity in the District. Once the highest ranking woman at Microsoft, Stonesifer led the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as it became the world’s largest philanthropy, managing an endowment of $89 billion.

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Feeding families made more hungry by congress

The holiday season is beginning, which means two things: Many Americans will eat too much, and many others won’t have nearly enough.

November will be tougher than usual for the hungry because it kicked off with a brutal blow to their already- meager food budgets, ensuring that 48 million men, women and children will be even hungrier this Thanksgiving.

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A Titan Goes to the Head of Martha’s Table

Patty Stonesifer, former CEO of Gates Foundation, to lead D.C. food pantry.

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