Not long ago, Volunteer Fairfax (VF) collaborated with the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and Martha’s Table, a Washington D.C. nonprofit that supports the community by running nationally accredited education programs, pairing healthy food access with physical and mental health services, and promoting family success by investing in family leaders, to provide hundreds of sandwiches for hungry D.C. residents. As Bob Goldberg, NAR’s Chief Executive Officer, told us, “Food security, just like shelter, is not a luxury – it’s a basic right of life. The need is great, but so is NAR’s desire to help, and we are continuously inspired by the commitment and spirit of giving on display by organizations like Volunteer Fairfax, which facilitates opportunities for real, meaningful community service.” 

Twenty NAR members recently gathered at Martha’s Table to make hundreds of almond butter-and-jelly and turkey-and-cheese sandwiches for McKenna’s Wagon, a mobile food service that provides meals for D.C. residents who may be experiencing hunger or housing instability, seven days a week and 365 days a year. According to Uneka King, Martha’s Table Volunteer Engagement Manager, “The sandwiches made by NAR are an important supplement to the meals delivered by McKenna’s Wagon, as they provide additional food to our neighbors throughout the day until they see the Wagon again. We appreciate that Volunteer Fairfax organized this service event, and we’re grateful for our partnership with them.” 

A picture of Bob Goldberg- a man in a blue suit and salt and pepper close cut beard.

Bob Goldberg, NAR

A picture of Uneka King, a woman with her hands folded by her chin and a lovely smile.

Uneka King, Martha’s Table