Joyful Food Market (DC Prep Benning)


Cause Areas


Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:45 PM - 06:45 PM


100 41st St NEWashington, DC 20019


Joyful Food Markets take place at 39 elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8, east of the Anacostia River, to reduce hunger and increase access to and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Presented in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank, the markets are held once a month, immediately following school dismissal. These markets are joyful community events open to families with children enrolled in that school.

To run the markets we rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist our staff with the following:

Setting up & Breakdown Market:

  • Physical Requirements, such as lifting boxes/items up to 30-40 lbs, repetitive bending/reaching, etc.
  • Assist staff with cleaning the market area, floors, and tables. As well as, discarding trash and boxes in the appropriate areas.

Aid students/customers while shopping in the market:

  • Volunteers will assist with curating a vibrant and joyful space for shopping, support demos of healthy, market-inspired recipes, assist children and families with choosing and learning about fruits and vegetables, and more!

We schedule all of our volunteers via our online scheduling system:

Please create an account on this website by clicking "Sign In" and "Register" as a new user. For groups, we reserve all available spaces under your username as the group coordinator. Once the account is created, please send me an email and I will reserve the slots for you.


  • Child Development
  • Nutrition
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 Hours

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