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Best Community Impact: The Commons at Stanton Square

When the Commons at Stanton Square opened its doors in June 2018, its staff and funders had a goal in mind: to fully support members of the surrounding community from birth through childhood and beyond.

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Air Canada pop-up ‘Poutinerie’ serves fries and cheese curds to benefit Martha’s Table

Air Canada is opening a pop-up “Poutinerie” at 1351 Connecticut Avenue NW from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, and will donate proceeds to D.C. nonprofit Martha’s Table.

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With lack of grocery stores, volunteers bring pop-up markets to DC areas

Most days of the week, Isha Lee is all business at the Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser, where she works in the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism.

But Tuesdays are not one of those days.

On Tuesdays, Lee skips out of the office early, throws on a costume (usually a strawberry or sweet pea), and heads to Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School where she spends the afternoon dancing, sampling food and chatting with neighbors.

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Charity collects Metro cards from inauguration, women’s march attendees

Throngs of people were in town for the inauguration of Donald J. Trump Friday and the Women’s March on Washington Saturday, and a lot of them bought Metro cards. Metro estimates nearly 2 million passenger trips between both days, with most of those trips taken using Metrorail.

So what about the SmarTrip cards out-of-towners no longer need?

Martha’s Table is collecting them.
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Oasis in the food desert: School-based markets address food insecurity, healthy eating

In an area where access to healthy food is limited (there are currently three full-service grocery stores serving 150,000 people east of the Anacostia River) and rates of diabetes and obesity are higher than other parts of the city, Martha’s Table is testing an idea.

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