On Tuesday, June 23, the Ward 6 Dems hosted a virtual salon with Martha's Table CEO Kim Ford.
Martha's Table uses a community-led strategy to serve residents in Southeast, DC, offering a deep set of services within a clearly defined area to ensure better community alignment. Their programs include education, family engagement, and health & wellness, with a focus on food and nutrition.
Due to the pandemic, Martha’s Table has ramped up to serve many more families in need:
- McKenna’s Wagon went from serving 125 to 200 people per day.
- Martha's Table Markets, at the organization's Northwest and Southeast locations, are distributing more than 8,000 bags of groceries for neighbors and families every week.
- The 137 families served by Early Childhood Education have been bolstered with over $1.2 million in direct cash assistance and, among other supports, virtual check-ins with Family Engagement Specialists.
- They are distributing more than 100,000 pounds of food per week at 20 sites across DC.
For those who missed it, you can view the video recording of the event here.
Please consider helping continue the great work that Martha’s Table is doing. The Ward 6 Dems has a goal of raising at least $2500 in donations - join us by donating to Martha’s Table today!