Government Shutdown:
We Stand Together
“Our doors are open to the entire community as they have been for nearly 40 years,” shares Tiffany Williams, our Chief Programs Officer here at Martha’s Table. “In addition to thousands of federal workers, the shutdown affects countless more whose industries are suffering, from restaurant workers to ride-share drivers. We stand with all individuals and families who feel the ripple effects of the shutdown.”

During the government shutdown, market hours on Tuesdays will be extended to 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at both our Northwest and Southeast locations. Market shoppers are also invited to shop twice per month while the government shutdown continues.

We know that the challenges of the government shutdown go beyond the need for food. We invite all affected to come together in community. We are hosting bi-weekly community dinners on Wednesdays at The Commons in an effort to provide relief and joy throughout the shutdown. More details below.
Join Us at The Table
5 ways to access fresh food

  • Weekday Market at The Commons
  • Weekday Market at 14th Street
  • Monthly Community Market at Rita Bright
  • Monthly Community Market at Ft. Stanton
  • Monthly Community Market at The Commons
Community Dinners
  • Gather and nourish
  • Open to all
  • No-cost
  • Cozy & comforting menus
  • Bring friends & family

Next Dinner: Wednesday February 6, 2019

Martha's Table at the Commons
2375 Elvans Rd SE
Volunteer to help at any of our markets and take home a bag of fresh produce. Multiple shifts and locations available.
Help us meet the increased need during
these uncertain and challenging times.
A Day On. Not a Day Off.
On Monday, despite frigid temperatures, our DC community came together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In historic Anacostia, we walked with neighbors in the MLK Day parade, welcomed guests to Martha's Outfitters for hot chocolate, and hosted over 600 shoppers at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center.

Now, more than ever, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspire our choices to stand together: "every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” 
Reminder: January Market Tomorrow

January Market at
The Commons:

Friday, January 25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2375 Elvans Rd. SE

No-Cost Market Menu
(Subject to change. While supplies last.)

Onions | Potatoes | Broccoli 
Carrots | Garlic 
Oranges | Lemons | Apples
Whole Wheat Spaghetti 
Vegetable Oil 
Peanut Butter

Partners & Activities
Recipe Demo & Taste Test
DC Central Kitchen
Community Of Hope
DC Public Library

Save the Date:
February Market

Friday, February 22
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Commons:
2375 Elvans Rd. SE
Volunteer Drivers Needed: McKenna's Wagon
McKenna’s Wagon offers chef-created, scratch-made hot meals, snacks, and beverages each night to residents of D.C. We are in need of more drivers. Nightly volunteer shifts are just under 2 hours: 4:45pm ~ 6:30pm.

To get involved, drivers are expected to:

  1. Volunteer as a helper for McKenna’s Wagon 2 times OR complete a training (offered 11:30am-1:00pm Tuesday-Friday) at Martha's Table on 14th Street (2114 14th Street, NW).
  2. Have three years of a clean driving record and submit a copy of your driver’s license to Martha’s Table to be cleared through Martha’s Table’s insurance provider.

For more information, email
Joyful Food Market Recipe:
Colorful "Carryout" Lo Mein
Joyful Food Markets close the grocery gap and celebrate healthy eating with more than 50 elementary schools partners each month. Our talented team of market leaders and chef educators offer a fresh & colorful spin on a family favorite dish. This month's recipe played on the popular flavors of carry-out restaurants while amping up flavor and color with loads of veggies. Students and families take home tips, recipes and ingredients to create their own colorful version of a well-loved dish.
Cook Time: 25 mins.
Serves: 4-6 people

  • 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons oil (+more if needed)
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 2-4 cups chopped COLORFUL vegetables (carrots, broccoli, peppers & mushrooms)
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 5 Tablespoons soy sauce
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Drain noodles and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and cook 2-3 minutes more.
  3. Add chopped colorful veggies. Cook all vegetables together 2-3 minutes, adding more oil if needed. If more tender vegetables are desired, place a lid over skillet to steam veggies.
  4. Add cooked noodles, soy sauce and orange juice to the vegetable mixture. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring well to combine flavors.
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