The Online Food Assistance Resource Map is Here!

The Online Food Assistance Resource Map is Here!

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Meet our Board Members

Meet our Board Members

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Learn About Our Food Security Community Advisory Board

Learn About Our Food Security Community Advisory Board

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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 Literacy, and Environmental Impact.

Join one of our Working Groups to get involved!

Regional Events

May 30th, Free SNAP Screening Training at Maryland Hunger Solutions

May 30th, Free SNAP Screening Training at Maryland Hunger Solutions

Are you interested in assisting others who are struggling with food insecurity? Maryland Hunger Solutions is hosting a free training on May 30 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on how to screen Maryland residents for Food Supplement Program (FSP, known nationally as SNAP) eligibility and provide assistance in filling out an application using myDHR, the state’s [...]
July 7, Olney Farmers Market MoCo Made Day

July 7, Olney Farmers Market MoCo Made Day

On Sunday, July 7th from 9am-1pm, the Food Council will be co-hosting a MoCo Made Day at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market. MoCo Made vendors selling at the market include Sandy Spring Gardens, Common Root Farm, Metro Microgreens, and more! Our Environmental Impact Working Group will also host a table to share information about [...]
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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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