Martha's Table In The News


Highlighting the Corporations who Stepped up in 2009

No, Virginia, 2009 was not a great year for corporate philanthropy. The $10,000 and $25,000 gifts that once arrived almost like clockwork at local nonprofits came this year in denominations of half that size, if they came at all.

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Kids Taste A Sweeter Veggie, White House Style

If you didn’t know that spinach tastes sweeter when it’s grown in cool temperatures, it’s likely you haven’t been digging around in a winter garden. The White House has just planted a slew of cold-weather vegetables, and a group of students from an after-school cooking class in Washington, D.C., were among the first to visit.

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After the Pardon, Obama Gives out Turkeys

President Obama greets a boy as he gives away Thanksgiving Day food to District residents Wednesday at Martha’s Table, a community-improvement organization for the underprivileged.

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Obama Hands out Pumpkin Pies at Martha’s Table

President Barack Obama handed out Thanksgiving meal supplies to needy families on Wednesday afternoon at Martha’s Table, a soup kitchen in Northwest Washington, D.C. Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Sasha and Malia, First Grandmother Marian Robinson, and his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and her family.

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First Family Passes Out Turkeys at Martha’s Table

The Obama family passed out turkeys, stuffing and other Thanksgiving favorites to people at a food pantry organization.

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Raw Video: Obama Distributes Thanksgiving Treats

President Barack Obama and his family tucked turkeys, stuffing and other goodies into people’s bags at Martha’s Table in downtown Washington on Wednesday evening and wished them a happy holiday.

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