Veronica Maz, helped start 3 DC social service agencies, dies at 89

by Adam Bernstein

Veronica Maz was involved in the creation of the organizations So Others Might Eat, House of Ruth andMartha’s Table in the District. (Fred Sweets/The Washington Post)

On a wintry day in 1970, Georgetown University professor Veronica Maz took two of her sociology students to Washington’s skid row to see poverty close up. They talked to a few of the homeless people who were roasting chicken claws over fire barrels.