2021 Montgomery County Food System Policy and Programs Recommendations

The Montgomery County Food Council is proud to share our 2021 Montgomery County Food System Policy and Program RecommendationsThese recommendations are intended to serve as a guide for Countywide food system advocacy efforts in 2021, and reflect our core priorities of equity, community, and economic and environmental sustainability.

The Food Council’s 2021 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.

Our recommendations are grouped into the following priority areas:

Please contact cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org with any questions. Thank you.

Upcoming Events

Jan 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 25

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 26

Making the Case for Regional Food Systems

Are you an advocate or funder of regional food systems? Do you want to know more about RFS and “thinking regionally”?

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Feb 1

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Feb 2-6

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators.

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Feb 3

Data Collection and Reporting: A New Tool for Food Assistance Providers

In the fight against hunger, data collection plays a critical role in assessing need, identifying service gaps and deploying resources.

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Feb 14

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Mar 5

Montgomery Youth Climate Summit

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit for high school students on Saturday, March 5, at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville.

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March 15-17

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Join thousands of your fellow anti-hunger advocates from across the country at the 2022 virtual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC), March 15-17.

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