Our Food Literacy Assessment Report is Here

Our Food Literacy Assessment Report is Here

Understanding Montgomery County's Food Literacy Landscape

Register Now for the 2019-2020 MoCo Food & Beverage Guide!

Register Now for the 2019-2020 MoCo Food & Beverage Guide!

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Connecting Montgomery County Residents to Food Security Resources

Connecting Montgomery County Residents to Food Security Resources

The Online Food Assistance Resource Map is Here!

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 Literacy, and Environmental Impact.

Join one of our Working Groups to get involved!

Regional Events

July 20, Community Conversation on Health

July 20, Community Conversation on Health

Holy Cross Health invites you to a Community Conversation to share what they can be doing to support you, your family, and your neighbors in becoming a healthier you! DATES: SATURDAY, JULY 20TH: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00pm, Upper County Community Center (8201 Emory Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Germantown Community Center [...]
August 28, MoCo Made Day at the Shady Grove Farmers Market

August 28, MoCo Made Day at the Shady Grove Farmers Market

Join us on Wednesday, August 28th for a MoCo Made Day at the Shady Grove Farmers Market! We’ll be highlighting the MoCo Made vendors selling at the market, including Mayorga Organics, Metro Microgreens, Twin Valley Distillers, and more! The market runs from 11 am until 2 pm, and is located at the corner of Key [...]
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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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