Keep the Promise of Universal Health Coverage: YPN Volunteer Opportunity with Martha’s Table

For UHC Day 2019, CORE Group is keeping the promise of health for all by supporting health and nutrition services in our very own community here in Washington, DC! We are excited to invite our DC-based young professionals to volunteer with us at Martha’s Table on December 12.

Martha’s Table is a locally established non-profit organization that support DC children, families, and communities by increasing access to high-quality education, healthy food, and family and community development programs. We have partnered with Martha’s Table to support one of their Joyful Food Markets. Joyful Food Markets, implemented by Capital Area Food Bank and Martha’s Table, are pop-up monthly markets held in 53 elementary schools in DC’s Wards 7 and 8. School families are invited to shop at no cost for a variety of produce.

Every Joyful Food Market includes:

  • A no-cost, 15lb bag of groceries (70% of produce)
  • Hands-on cooking demos and nutrition education
  • Music, dancing, and fun!

Volunteers will help with set-up, food demos, nutrition education, and take-down. Volunteers will also attend an orientation session beforehand to learn more about food security, and access and affordability of healthy food options in Washington, DC.

Joyful Food Market location and time:

Rocketship RISE Academy, 2335 Raynolds Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020 | Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 1:00PM-4:30PM ET

Directly after volunteering, join us for happy hour to share reflections on the experience as well as discuss health and nutrition challenges and opportunities in our community.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email Adrienne Todela, ASAP to confirm your spot. We have limited volunteer openings available on a first come, first served basis