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

Supporting Local Food and Beverage Businesses

Supporting Local Food and Beverage Businesses

Learn more about our MoCo Made program

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

October 17, MoCo Made Pitch Event

October 17, MoCo Made Pitch Event

Join the Food Council and a dozen MoCo Made businesses for the MoCo Made Pitch Event at Dawson’s Market on Thursday, October 17th! 12 local food and beverage producers will sample products ranging from gluten-free baked goods to locally made wine. Afterwards, join the audience of a “Shark Tank” style live pitch competition featuring five [...]
October 20-26, Community Food Rescue Week

October 20-26, Community Food Rescue Week

Join Community Food Rescue for any of the exciting events planned during the 2019 Community Food Rescue Week! Members of the community will have the opportunity to glean apples from a local orchard, learn how to compost food scraps, cook with recovered food and much 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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