Women in Construction Week | Martha's Table Food Donation Preparation

by Balfour Beatty

March 11, 2022

Women in Balfour Beatty's Mid-Atlantic Division joined together to make almost 400 sandwiches for Martha's Table for Women in Construction Week.

For 40 years, Martha’s Table has supported strong children, strong families, and strong communities in Washington, DC by increasing access to healthy food, quality education, and family support. Martha’s Table believes that everyone has a right to healthy food -and they work every day to ensure this. In 2019, their food programs distributed over 1.6 million healthy meals in our community. Martha’s Table’s food truck, McKenna’s Wagon, rolls out every night to provide nutritious meals and sandwiches to neighbors who may be experiencing hunger or homelessness at two downtown stops. Over 300 sandwiches are distributed each night.

Hunger in the District

  • One in six households in the District struggle to afford enough food.
  • One in 3 children in the District experience food insecurity, and don’t know where they will get their next meal.
  • On any given night, there are 8,350 homeless people in the District, including thousands of children.
  • Hunger is linked to increase risk of chronic disease and poor psychological health in adults. Children growing up hungry are especially vulnerable to stunted development and behavioral issues.