Sibley Memorial Hospital has received the Group of the Year—First Year award from Martha’s Table for Sibley’s work as a first-year volunteer group with the Joyful Food Markets. The Joyful Food Markets program was established to increase access to and encourage consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables east of the Anacostia River. Sibley received its award during the Martha’s Table Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 18, to recognize the 18,000+ volunteers from its Healthy Start, Healthy Eating and Martha’s Outfitters programs.
Last August, Sibley adopted the Joyful Food Market at Knowledge is Power (KIPP) DC Heights Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. As a part of this alliance, Sibley sends at least 10 volunteers each month to assemble the market, support Martha's Table chefs in culinary demonstrations and recipe samples, assist children in selecting fresh fruits and vegetables, and educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and cooking. Since the adoption, over 50 Sibley employees have volunteered and served between 100 to 150 children and their families each month.
Martha's Table, founded in 1980, is a non-profit organization, an active charity and a volunteer center in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to build a better future through healthy food, affordable clothing and quality education. Through its food, education and opportunity programs for vulnerable children and families, Martha’s Table has impacted over 20,000 people each year. Many of the organization’s endeavors are accomplished through the work of its service program—hosting more than 14,000 volunteers annually.
About Sibley Memorial Hospital:
Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit, full-service, 318-bed community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopaedic and skilled nursing inpatient services and a state-of-the-art 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus, with its new patient tower, is also home to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence, a medical building with physician offices as well as ambulatory surgery and imaging centers. For more information, visit Sibley.org