Martha’s Table Collection
Nov
5
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Martha’s Table Collection
Dec
3
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Martha’s Table Collection
Jan
7
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Martha’s Table Collection
Feb
4
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Martha’s Table Collection
Mar
4
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Martha’s Table Collection
Apr
1
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Martha’s Table Collection
May
6
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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Martha’s Table Collection
Oct
1
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Martha’s Table Food Collection for D.C.’s Hungry
Involve your children in fighting hunger locally

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT? 
Each month, Wood Acres families contribute food to Martha’s Table for distribution directly to hungry people in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Martha’s Table believes that everyone has a right to healthy food and works 365 days a year to increase food security and ensure healthy options for our neighbors. Last year, Martha’s Table’s food programs distributed over 1.6 million healthy meals in our community. This reach would be impossible without the generous support of people like you!

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Send your donations to school with your children on collection dates. Information about Food Donations can be found at http://marthastable.org/donate/food-donations/. For a fun way to involve your children, get creative and make your own Trail Mix, or have a Sandwich Making Party. Please follow the Food Donation Guidelines for preparing your donation, then send it with your child to school on the designated days. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha’s Table depending on their current needs.

WHEN? 
The first Monday of each month from October-June.

  • Monday, Oct 1

  • Monday, Nov 5

  • Monday, Dec 3

  • Monday, Jan 7

  • Monday, Feb 4

  • Monday, March 4

  • Monday, April 1

  • Monday, May 6

  • Monday, June 3

ANYTHING ELSE?
Visit http://marthastable.org/programs/ for more information on the full scope of services provided by Martha’s Table and to read about more ways to help, and share this WTOP story with your children about the impact of food collections like ours.

Feel free to contact our PTA’s Martha’s Table Coordinator Alison McDowell with any questions.

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Martha’s Table Collection
Jun
4
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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May
12
to May 18

Shoe Drive

Our Annual Shoe Drive is here!!

We are collecting new and gently used shoes for Walk in My Shoes Global Project, a DC-based non-profit organization that will donate them to people in need in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The shoe drive will kick off at Jogfest with a collection bin at the school!

There will be a collection bin in the lobby. Students will also be out with the collections bins during drop-off to remind students of the shoe collection.

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Jogfest 2018
May
12
8:00 AM08:00

Jogfest 2018

REGISTER NOW! - THERE'S A RUN FOR EVERYONE!

SCHEDULE:

  • 8AM: 5k USATF Sanctioned and professionally timed 
  • 8:30AM: 1-mile run for kids (and adults)
  • 9AM: Fun Run (1/4 mile) for everyone

VOLUNTEERS: Roles for runners, non-runners, neighbors and students - SIGN UP! All volunteers will receive a T-Shirt. Middle school and high schoolers will receive SSL hours. For everyone's safety we particularly need ADULTS as COURSE MARSHALS.

BIB PICK-UP: Race bibs and T-Shirts may be picked up in person at these locations:

  • SCHOOL- THURSDAY MAY 10 - 8-9am & 3:15-6pm
  • SCHOOL- FRIDAY MAY 11 - 8-9am & 3:15-6:30pm
  • WOOD ACRES PARK- SATURDAY MAY 12 - 7-7:45am

IMPORTANT! STARTING LINES: 5k begins in the park. One-miler and ¼-mile Fun Run GATHER in the park and WILL BE LED a short distance to the starting lines. See COURSE MAPS and arrive 15 minutes before your race!

AWARDS: All finishers get a medal! For the 5k, male and female first-place medals for each of the following age groups: 5 yo, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13-15, 16-18, Adult (19+)

PARKING: Neighborhood streets will be closed from 7-10am and there is no parking in the Wood Acres Park lot. Allow time to walk. For road closures and routes, DOWNLOAD COURSE MAPS.

WEATHER POLICY: This is a rain or shine event. However, in case of severe weather, notification will be sent to participants prior to the race.

Questions? woodacresjogfest@gmail.com 

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Martha’s Table Collection
May
7
8:40 AM08:40

Martha’s Table Collection

Follow the guidelines below for preparing your donation, then send it with your kid to school on the designated day. Volunteers will collect donations during school arrival. Please watch for emails about specific donation requests from Martha's Table depending on their current needs.

Trail mix:

Create your own recipe using nuts, whole-grain cereal, dried fruits and pretzels, or use one they provide at this link. Package individual servings (about 1 cup each) in snack size bags.

Fresh fruits and vegetables:

Donations will either be distributed directly to hungry people, or will be used by Martha’s Table for muffin-making and meals. Oranges are especially welcome hand fruits (as they are softer for folks with dental problems). Apples, sweet potatoes, onions, celery and carrots are also used/distributed by Martha’s Table in high volume. Any quantity is welcome, from a single yam to a crate of oranges.

Muffins:

Make or buy muffins of any type. Package them individually in baggies.

Sandwiches:

They accept two types of sandwiches: Meat & Cheese and Peanut Butter & Jelly.   

Process:

Start with a clean work surface and washed hands.

Use healthier types of ingredients, such as whole wheat bread or lean meats, whenever possible. Less is better if the healthier ingredients are more expensive. Please avoid bologna and white bread when possible.

Do NOT apply any condiments to sandwiches (to extend shelf life), but feel free to include a packet in the bag with the sandwich.

Individually wrap the sandwiches in foil, plastic wrap, or sandwich bags. Label each to indicate sandwich contents (ex. TC = Turkey and Cheese; HC = ham and cheese; H = ham, etc.). Once they are individually wrapped, place the sandwiches back in the loaf bag for donation. Label the loaf bag “Peanut Butter & Jelly” or “Meat & Cheese” so they can quickly determine what must be refrigerated.

Non-Perishable Items:

Almost any kind of sealed, unopened, unexpired healthy food is welcomed by Martha’s Table, so feel free to send in any of these items. Easy-open lids are especially appreciated.

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