December 1, 2020 at 11:12 AM
Even during a pandemic, McKenna’s Wagon has not missed a single night.
The Thrive East of the River partnership is a collaboration between Martha’s Table, Bread for the City, 11th Street Bridge Park, and Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, designed to address immediate economic instability posed by COVID-19 to DC’s Ward 8 residents with the goal of supporting a total of 500 families.
Kicking off with the first 100 families on June 15. Participants will receive, five months of support including weekly groceries, dry goods, and $1,100 monthly financial assistance along with assigned navigators helping families access unemployment insurance, tax credits, and other available benefits.
How are “Thrive” families selected?
Martha’s Table will identify families who are enrolled in Education and Family Visiting programs. Families will be considered based on their income, the ward they live in, and if they are currently employed.
• First 25 families: Families enrolled in Martha’s Table’s Education programs or non-MT families who earn an income of approximately $15,000 and below annually.
• Next 50 families: Families enrolled in Martha’s Table’s Education programs or non-MT families who earn an income of approximately $25,000 and below annually.
• Final 50 families: Will be those enrolled in Martha’s Table’s Education programs or non-MT families who earn an income of approximately $35,000 and below annually.
Contact Teres’a Watson
Family Services Coordinator, Martha’s Table
2375 Elvans Road Southeast
Washington, D.C. 20020
To learn more and donate, visit: https://bbardc.org/thrive/
October 27, 2020 at 12:19 PM
When we started planning Martha’s Table’s milestone 40th Anniversary, of course we had no idea what 2020 would have in store. Through everything that’s happened this year, we’ve been fortunate to receive generous support from the business community, both locally and nationally.
August 27, 2020 at 6:13 PM
This October, in collaboration with the Anacostia community and Families First DC, Martha’s Table will expand its community-driven services to better support children, families, and individuals.