For the last 35 years, Martha’s Table has played a unique role in the network of agencies serving low-income children, the working poor, and many others who are hungry in the District of Columbia. Our mission at Martha’s Table is to build a stronger community and partner with families to break the cycle of poverty, and we believe that everyone deserves both dignity and opportunity. We work to achieve our mission by providing quality food, clothing, and education programs that are tailored to meet people where they are.Based on a belief that EVERYONE deserves access to healthy food, our Food & Nutrition programming has provided over 15,000 DC neighbors with healthy meals so far in 2014. We estimate we will reach more than 33,000 DC residents with more than 815,000 healthy meals before the year ends. To learn more, please visit www.marthastable.org.
DC Central Kitchen uses food as a tool to change lives. Each day, the Kitchen serves up 10,000 balanced meals packed with fresh, local produce. Half of these meals are delivered to area homeless shelters, after-school programs, and other nonprofit organizations serving low-income DC residents. The other half are prepared in DC public and private schools, making DCCK the only nonprofit in America conducting a full-service healthy school meal program. They also offer an acclaimed Culinary Job Training program that empowers at-risk, unemployed adults to embark on new careers. Many program graduates go on to work in their busy kitchens, supporting DCCK’s direct service programs and social enterprise activities. To learn more, please visit www.dccentralkitchen.org.