Brand New Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide is Here

Brand New Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide is Here

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The Future of Food Education in Montgomery County

The Future of Food Education in Montgomery County

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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

December 11, Senior SNAP Volunteer Training

December 11, Senior SNAP Volunteer Training

The Food Council, together with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Maryland Hunger Solutions, will host a two-part volunteer training this December for the Senior Hunger and SNAP Outreach Program, which is aimed at helping eligible seniors understand and apply for SNAP benefits. The training will take place on December 4th [...]
December 11, Future of Food Education in Montgomery County

December 11, Future of Food Education in Montgomery County

Food Educators, Culinary Instructors, Food System Stakeholders, and Policymakers, Please join us on Wednesday, December 11th from 5:30-8:30pm for The Future of Food Education in Montgomery County, a collaborative conversation on the current state of food education programming in Montgomery County and our shared vision for the future.
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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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