Who We Are

The Montgomery County Food Council is a nonprofit organization that serves as the primary connection point for businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and residents around food system issues in our County. We bring together over 2,000 local and regional partners in community-wide education, advocacy, and capacity building initiatives. Our work cultivates a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable local food system by enhancing food access for the over 100,000 at risk for hunger, expanding food education opportunities for all residents, supporting our County’s farms and food and beverage businesses, and addressing the impact of local food production, distribution, consumption and recycling on our natural resources.

MCFC builds an equitable, resilient and sustainable local food system through collaboration, transformation, and cultivation.

MCFC envisions a vibrant and equitable food system that is healthy for our community, economy, and environment.

The backbone of our work is our four Working Groups: Food Recovery and Access, Food Economy, Food Education, and Environmental Impact. We are an active participant in urban and rural policy and process change, leading the way to a more healthful and sustainable community by bringing together producers, retailers, consumers, and educators in a coordinated effort to address the broad range of issues surrounding food and food sourcing in our county. The Food Council engages constituents with the local food system through job opportunities, volunteer projects, and purchasing practices, and educates Montgomery County residents and institutions to promote a greater awareness of the entire food cycle: where food comes from, where it ends up, and its social, environmental, and economic impacts.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 23

Innovations Needed to Sustain Agricultural Requirements

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Sep 6

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Sep 12

Food Security Community Call

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

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Sep 14

Grow with Us Gardening Talks

Each month, HarvestShare offers a gardening talk to help you, our growing community, be better gardeners.

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Sep 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am via Zoom.

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Sep 28

Food Education Working Group Meeting

Last Wednesday of the month from 1:30PM - 3PM

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nov 16-17

2022 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit

REGISTRATION FREE until September 2!

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