COVID-19: Food System Resources

COVID-19: Food System Resources

Food Assistance, Volunteer Opportunities, and More

Register for Our Food Security Virtual Training Series

Register for Our Food Security Virtual Training Series

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Apply Now for the Resident and Community Garden Grant Program

Apply Now for the Resident and Community Garden Grant Program

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COVID-19 Recursos y sistemas locales de alimentos y comida

COVID-19 Recursos y sistemas locales de alimentos y comida

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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

November 5, Food Security Virtual Training Series: Nutrition Standards

November 5, Food Security Virtual Training Series: Nutrition Standards

The relationship between good nutrition and positive long term health outcomes is clear. Food insecurity (including the consumption of food containing “empty calories”) leads to increased risk of obesity, high blood pressure and hypertension in adults, as well as depression and inability to focus in children and youth. This session will explore strategies that food […]
November 9, Biweekly COVID-19 Community Call

November 9, Biweekly COVID-19 Community Call

The next biweekly COVID-19 call will take place on Monday, November 9th, from 1:00-2:30pm. Please register in advance for the 11/09 meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfu6pqTgjGNcm25TglT95fhliuRG6LojG Please contact info@mocofoodcouncil.org with questions or for more information. Please click here to sign up for our email list to receive updates on upcoming Food Council meetings and events. 
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COVID-19: Supporting MoCo Made Businesses

COVID-19: Local Food System Resources

COVID-19: Recursos y sistemas locales de alimentos y comida 

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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