Martha’s Choice Marketplace2020-08-04T15:49:02+00:00

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Martha’s Choice Marketplace, sponsored by Catholic Social Services, is the largest, most visited food pantry in Montgomery County, focused on building community through access to healthy foods.  Prior to April of 2020, Martha’s operated as a ‘choice market’ that allowed customers to shop for their own foods, according to their personal tastes, dietary needs and cultural preferences.  However, as a result of the pandemic, Martha’s has switched to a no touch, drive-thru distribution model that focuses on providing families with the core staples of dry goods, meats, fresh produce and dairy, as well as diapers to those families that need them.  Martha’s still does everything to possible to utilize the strengths and voices of our community in our work, and we hope to resume our choice model as soon as the pandemic subsides, and trust in personal safety is restored.

Martha’s Choice Marketplace is open Wednesdays from 4-6pm, and Fridays from 11am-1pm.

 

 

THREE CORE PRINCIPALS DRIVE OUR MISSION: LOVE, RESPECT, AND INCLUSION.

True unconditional, Gospel love is not afraid to get its hands dirty. The core principal at Martha’s is LOVE.  To BE the unwavering love of Christ to everyone we encounter. It is this love that enables Martha’s to be a place where people can come just as they are to find what they need and give what they can.

With love at the core, respect naturally follows. A profound respect for the intrinsic dignity of every person is paramount and dictates how we treat clients, volunteers, and staff alike. Acknowledging someone’s dignity is empowering, and mutual respect creates an atmosphere of collaboration. It’s in this atmosphere that clients are able to find their own power.

Everyone has something to offer. Everyone has a place at Martha’s table! Everyone is included. And when everyone is invited to bring what they can, abundance perseveres. There is always enough when we take a look at what we have and put it to good use. And when people feel loved and respected, they are more than willing to share.

Recent Posts

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    There's Always Room at Martha's Table...
    May 4, 2016
    It's been nearly a year since the food pantry here at Catholic Social Services of Montgomery County made the switch to a choice model. What. A. Year. When the project first began, it seemed like an impossible dream. But with...
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    Easy Baked Parmesan Zucchini
    May 9, 2016
    This past week at the pantry we were blessed with 100 boxes of zucchini.  Yes, friends, I said ONE HUNDRED. That's a lot of zucchini. The question, for all of us, quickly became: "what do you do with zucchini?"  The...
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    We're All in This Together at Martha's
    May 9, 2016
    Martha’s Choice Marketplace is a living testament to what is possible when a community creates a space to value every person, and empower every person to be a part of something greater than themselves.  We are blessed to...

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Martha’s Choice Marketplace provides over 800,000 lbs of food to those in need and helps over 5,000 people each year.

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