Joyful Food Markets

Organization: Martha's Table

Martha’s Table, in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank and DC Health, launched Joyful Food Markets to increase access to and encourage consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables east of the Anacostia River.

Joyful Food Markets are pop-up monthly markets held in elementary schools in Wards 7 and 8. School families are invited to shop at no-cost for a variety of beautiful high-quality produce, including bananas, apples, greens, and sweet potatoes, as well as basic shelf staples such as pasta and beans.

School cafeterias and gymnasiums are transformed into joyful environments with music, dancing, and colorful tables filled with baskets of fresh produce and healthy non-perishable food. In addition, our markets feature kids’ activities and recipe samples designed to get children excited about healthy eating and cooking.
Application: For families of students attending a participating elementary school. Visit our website to see all 53 schools in Wards 7 & 8.
Service Category: Food
Service Eligibility: Students