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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Come to the Table: Martha’s Table Open in Ward 8

Martha’s table is open in Ward 8! Their location at The Commons at Stanton Square (2375 Elvans Rd. SE) offers resources for neighbors of all ages with an emphasis on programming for families with young children.  In addition to the food market and affordable clothing store, the non-profit offers quality early childhood education for kids from 6 weeks to second grade.

The goal at Martha’s Table is to support stronger children, stronger families and stronger communities by increasing access to education, food and opportunity in the District. The new location has a focus on young children and the community that raises them, believing that every child deserves both the opportunity for the brightest future as well as a deeply engaged family and community that are committed to that success.

Read on to learn more about the programs and resources offered and how you can help Martha’s Table build up the community as a volunteer or as an employee!

Martha’s Table offers early childhood education for children aged 6 weeks to Second grade, including after-care for school-aged kids, and all-day care for younger children. Courtesy: Martha’s Table


For kids aged 6 weeks to 3 years of age, Martha’s table offers programs running from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. year-round. For elementary aged students in PK3 through second grade, Martha’s Table offers literacy-based programming and engaging out of school time activities for after-school and days without classes.

These comprehensive programs with wraparound family support are designed to prepare students for academic and lifetime success.

Visit Martha’s Table for a tour. Call Beatriz at 202-328-6608 or email ​admissions@marthastable.org​ to start the enrollment process.

No-Cost School Markets

In partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank, the Joyful Food Market program hosts monthly no-cost markets at over 50 elementary schools in wards 7 and 8. There, families can take home fresh produce, try delicious recipes and get inspired about healthy eating.

Check with school offices for schedules or contact the market team directly at markets@marthastable.org​.

Martha’s Market

Martha’s Market is located in the lobby at The Commons at Stanton Square. The food market offers no-cost shopping for fresh high-quality fruits, vegetables and pantry items.  Neighbors are invited to shop once a month, anytime from Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop in for beautiful, fresh food, recipes, tips and inspiration.

Martha’s Outfitters

The clothing store Martha’s Outfitters is located at 2204 Martin Luther King Ave Jr. SE, across from the Big Chair in Historic Anacostia. The store provides no-cost ​children’s clothing, uniforms, baby items, and business attire for families with young children​.

Martha’s Outfitters is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact them by telephone at ​(202) 885-9613.

Volunteer with Martha’s Table

There are many ways to join Martha’s Table to serve our community. Read in a classroom, bake muffins, deliver hot meals throughout the community or work at Martha’s Outfitters.

Check out volunteer opportunities and the volunteer calendar by visiting ​www.MarthasTable.volunteerhub.com​ or Text the word “Martha” to 484848.

Work at Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table is expanding! They’re looking for high-performing staff to join the team.  The most critical needs are for Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers in the Early Childhood Education program as well as Market Leaders in the Healthy Eating program.

Martha’s Table offers competitive compensation and awesome employee benefits.

For more information, email ​hr@marthastable.org​ or visit​ ​http://marthastable.org/careers/



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