Our Food Literacy Assessment Report is Here

Our Food Literacy Assessment Report is Here

Understanding Montgomery County's Food Literacy Landscape

Apply Now for our Food Security Community Advisory Board

Apply Now for our Food Security Community Advisory Board

Application Deadline is October 1st

The Food Council is Recruiting New Council Members

The Food Council is Recruiting New Council Members

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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County

Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County

Seasonal, hyper-local recipes featuring County-grown produce

Cultivating a robust, sustainable, equitable local food system in Montgomery County, Maryland!

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About the Food Council

The Montgomery County Food Council is an independent nonprofit organization, formed and led by individual community members and representatives of local businesses, government, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions that broadly represent the food system both substantively and geographically.

We bring together a diverse representation of stakeholders to improve the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of Montgomery County, Maryland through the creation of a robust, sustainable, equitable local food system.

The backbone of our work is our four Working Groups: Food Recovery and Access, Food Economy, Food Education, and Environmental Impact.

Join one of our Working Groups to get involved!

 

Regional Events

September 19, MFANN Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference

September 19, MFANN Fighting Hunger in Maryland Conference

Registration is open for the 9th annual Maryland Food Access and Nutrition Network (MFANN) Fighting Hunger In Maryland conference! As Maryland’s only statewide anti-hunger conference, this is the event you don’t want to miss!
October 6, MoCo Made Day at the Bethesda Central Farm Market

October 6, MoCo Made Day at the Bethesda Central Farm Market

Join us on Sunday, October 6th, from 9am-1pm at the Bethesda Central Farm Market (7600 Arlington Rd, Bethesda) as we support our MoCo Made food and beverage producers! Purchase products from a variety of Montgomery County based farms, food and beverage producers, and artisans, including Metro Microgreens, Twin Valley Distillers, MeatCrafters, and more!
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The New Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide is Here!

Find Food Assistance Providers Near You in the Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory

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Our Volunteers

Michelle Nelson, Montgomery Parks Food Literacy Working Group “We are building capacity around agriculture, food waste, nutrition, cooking, education, and much more. Having multiple experts in the room, allows for greater impact and more cross sectional work to be conducted.”
Kim Goddu, Bethesda Green Environmental Impact Working Group Member “The Environmental Impact Working Group has the chance to work on some the Counties most pressing food issues such as food waste and composting.”
Christie Balch, Crossroads Community Food Network Food Recovery and Access Working Group Member “We have a critical mission to increase healthy food access for those who need it most–an issue I am passionate about. FRAWG’s work is critical to the health of our residents.”
Susan Callahan, Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore at the Universities at Shady Grove Food Economy Working Group Member  “We have the opportunity to focus on the chefs, farmers and food producers in our county. We want to convey to the county who those hard working people are and [...]
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