Volunteer Appreciation Month
We're thankful for your support!
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

We'd like to share our BIG THANKS to all of our amazing volunteers who help fill over 18,000 volunteer spots each year. Please see below for details on our Volunteer Appreciation Mixer tonight!
(Pictured from left to right: Doc Simmons, Martha's Table Market Leader;
Sharmin Esmail, Volunteer; and Catherine Kenol, Volunteer)

Meet Catherine and Sharmin - two wonderful volunteers who help us spread the joy of healthy eating. They recently volunteered at Martha's Table Market at The Commons, supporting people as they shop at no-cost for fresh fruits, vegetables, and pantry items.

"It's been so awakening! It's my second time here and I want to come back every week." - Sharmin

"I decided to connect with Martha's Table because I remember the last time volunteering was really fun and enjoyable. I love the experience."
- Catherine

Volunteer Appreciation Mixer
Join us for a fun evening to meet and mix with Martha's Table volunteers and team members.

Volunteer Appreciation Mixer:
Thursday, April 25
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Marvin (2007 14th Street, NW)

For more info and to RSVP, please contact volunteer@marthastable.org

We look forward to seeing you there!
Week of the Young Child
In early April, our education programs participated in "The Week of the Young Child," an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The week highlighted early learning; young children, and their teachers, families, and communities. Our activities included a tasting of fresh fruit on "Tasty Tuesday" and special visits from community helpers on "Work Together Wednesday."

Thank you to Commander Wright and the 7th District Outreach Team for visiting our toddler classroom!
Family Literacy Night at
The Commons
Our education program at The Commons hosted an engaging Family Literacy Night for our students. The theme was "Light and Literacy" and activities explored sunlight, shadows, flashlights, light bulbs, and more. Children were also invited to take home books to explore this theme through reading.

Thank you to all who donated books to help build our children's home libraries!
Visit Us at The Maycroft
We invite you to visit our new location at The Maycroft in Columbia Heights: 1474 Columbia Rd. NW.

Several volunteer opportunities are available to assist with our weekday Martha's Table Market, food-prep, McKenna's Wagon, and Tidy-Up shifts.

All are invited to shop at no-cost once per month for fresh fruits, vegetables, and pantry items.
NEW ADDRESS
Martha's Table at The Maycroft:

1474 Columbia Rd. NW
Washington, DC 20009

  • Located at 15th St. & Columbia Rd. NW
  • Public transportation is best as the Maycroft is just two blocks from Columbia Heights metro station.
  • Volunteers - please use the alley entrance off of 15th Street.
  • Education families and market shoppers - please use the entrance on Columbia Road.
  • Limited street parking is available.
Sandwich Donations
Every night of the year, our mobile food service, McKenna's Wagon, serves hot meals, sandwiches, and healthy snacks to DC neighbors who may be experiencing hunger or homelessness at two downtown locations.

We are extremely grateful for the hundreds of peanut butter and jelly sandwich donations we received this month. Please note: we are in need of more meat and cheese sandwiches for McKenna's Wagon.

Please view our donation guidelines and schedule your donation drop-off date using this easy online scheduling calendar.

Thank you for your continued support!
Visit Us at The Commons
We invite you to visit our headquarters at The Commons: 2375 Elvans Road SE!

Several volunteer opportunities are available to assist with our weekday Martha's Table Market. All are invited to shop at no-cost once per month for fresh fruits, vegetables, and pantry items.

Additionally, we offer events that are fun for the whole family:
  • Friday Nights at The Hub - Join us every third Friday of the month for kid-friendly activities, special performances, and more! See below for upcoming dates.

  • Community Markets at The Commons - Join us on the fourth Friday of the month for a large community event featuring our no-cost market, recipe samples, face-painting, community partner resources, and more. See below for upcoming dates.
Reminder: Community Market at The Commons

Community Market at
The Commons

Friday, April 26
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2375 Elvans Rd. SE

Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, and shelf-stable pantry items at no-cost!

Learn more about MT programs:
Education
Enrichment
Family Engagement
Martha's Outfitters
& Job Opportunities

Connect with Community Partners:
AmeriHealth Caritas DC
Community of Hope
and more!

The monthly Community Market at The Commons is held on the last Friday of each month from
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM!
Bloomin' in SE: Garden Workshop
Saturday, April 27
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2375 Elvans Rd. SE

Get your hands dirty with the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and Martha's Table! Together, we will be hosting a monthly gardening program that is open to the whole community! This month's workshop will focus on Soil: The Foundation of a Garden.
Friday Nights at The Hub
Friday, May 17
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2375 Elvans Rd. SE

Friday Nights at The Hub are held every third Friday of the month
from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

For more info and to RSVP e-mail:
Erica Janifer, Community Events and Partnerships Coordinator at ejanifer@marthastable.org or call 202-328-6608.
Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins

Serves: 8 people

Ingredients

Cabbage Slaw
  • 1 small head red cabbage, shredded
  • 4 large carrots, shredded
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup of diced apples (red delicious or your favorite)

Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey, as needed for sweetness
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Steps
  1. Place shredded cabbage, carrots and green onions in a large salad bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dijon mustard, garlic, oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper; whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from fridge and top with diced apples or pears.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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