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 share in a diverse and eclectic family of volunteers, clients, staff, donors, and collaborators who help us provide our neighbors with access to food and community, with joy and dignity. I am honored and thankful to serve with such a dedicated family, week in and week out. I could never express my gratitude for those whose vision and sacrifices pioneered this place. The many volunteers who have been so loyal and hard working for so long, as well as those who joined us recently, fill me with great awe and respect for their persistent dedication. I hope this website will be a tool to bring us all closer together.
There are so many of us who are a part of this operation. Together, we’re are an orchestra churning out some phenomenal music. I hope this website can show us all a little more of who we are and what we’re a part of. We are grocery managers prioritizing food justice, and workers scanning out donations. We are retirees and college students who would never have met otherwise. We’re men and women from a wide array of ages and backgrounds, driving from work, straight to our marketplace. We are clients, and we are benefactors. We are moms and dads, brothers and sisters, grandparents, sons and daughters. We are parents volunteering with our kids, and couples volunteering together. We are truck drivers, we are volunteers picking up a quarter ton of food in a hatchback.
We are you and me, not “us and them”.
We all get something very valuable when we come to Martha’s.
This website will be an opportunity to communicate events, needs, successes, and highlight many exciting developments as we all grow together as a community. Welcome to our family, and thank you for being a part of our work here.
by: Patrick Walsh, MCMP Manager