2020 Policy and Programs Recommendations

These recommendations are intended to serve as a guide for Countywide food system advocacy efforts in 2020. The Food Council’s 2020 initiatives will be driven and informed by these priorities, and we share them to serve as a guiding resource to foster systems-based, collaborative strategies for all policymakers, community advocates, and local leaders in the coming year.

These recommendations synthesize the findings from the Food Council’s 2019 initiatives, through which we gathered community insights and identified best practices on a wide range of food system issues. More than 500 Food Council and Board Members, Working Group participants, event attendees, community partners and stakeholders, and Food Council staff collaborated through site visits, roundtable discussions, data analysis, surveys, special events, and more to develop the recommendations below, which reflect our core priorities of equity, community, and economic and environmental sustainability. 

Please click here to view the 2020 MCFC Policy and Program Recommendations document.

Upcoming Events

Nov 2- Dec 21

Fresh Conversations

Discuss current nutrition and health topics and discover new ways to be active.

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Nov 26-Dec 4

November 26-December 4, SupportMoCo2020 Fundraiser

Support the Food Council and Cornerstone Montgomery when you shop local this holiday season!

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Nov 30 & Dec 9th

November 30 & December 9th: SNAP Trainings

Upcoming Virtual Trainings on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) co-hosted by Maryland Hunger Solutions and Montgomery County Food Council.

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Dec 1

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

Tuesday, 12/1 from 9:30-11am.

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Dec 7

Biweekly COVID-19 Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00-2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Dec 8

December 8th, Gift Outside the Box Virtual Event

Learn more about buying local this holiday season!

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Dec 9-10


Join leaders in both agriculture and cybersecurity at the intersection of these two industries to explore emerging opportunities presented by the rise of agtech.

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Dec 16

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

3rd Wednesday of Every Month. The next meeting will be held on December 16th, 9-10:30am.

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