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

Jun 16

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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Jun 22

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Jun 22

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County

In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the food security landscape in Montgomery County has changed dramatically.

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Jun 24

Virtual Training: Data Privacy and Confidentiality Requirements for Food Assistance Providers

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Jun 28

Food Security Community Call

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

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July 27th, Oct 26th

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

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Aug 3

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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