The Food Council is Recruiting New Council and Board of Directors Members

The Montgomery County Food Council is now accepting applications for new Council and Board of Directors Members. The Food Council annually selects candidates to serve two-year terms on the 25-Member Montgomery County Food Council and/or its 9-Member Board of Directors. Food Council Members serve in a volunteer capacity to guide the work of our four Working Groups and Policy Committee, serving as subject-matter experts and representatives of the Food Council’s work in the community. The Board of Directors governs the overall affairs of the Council as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a focus on the mission, values, objectives, achievement of goals, and efficient use of resources.

A select number of Food Council Members simultaneously serve on both the Council and the Board to foster connectivity between the two groups. Candidates are invited to express interest in serving on the Council, the Board, or both.

Ideal Food Council and Board of Directors candidates live, work, or have a strong investment in Montgomery County and have the capacity to bring specific expertise, community relationships, and/or resources to support our initiatives. Food Council Members also bring expertise in local food-related issues and represent a food system sector or community stakeholder partner.

The Food Council is committed to building a Council that reflects the diverse population of Montgomery County’s communities and encourages applications from people of color and members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. The Food Council is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability, or ethnic or national origin.

To apply to serve as a Food Council Member and/or Board Member from January 2022 through December 2023 complete this Google Form, including uploading a resume/C.V. and a personal statement, by Thursday, September 30th, 2021.

Upcoming Events

Sep 18

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections Event scheduled for Saturday, September 18th from 10am-1pm.

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Sep 19

MoCo Made Day

MoCo Made at Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday, September 19th from 9-1:30PM.

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Sept 20-22

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: National Forum for Food Policy Councils

The Power of Food: Cultivating Equitable Policy Through Collective Action

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Sep 20

The Child Tax Credit – Ensuring Successful and Equitable Implementation

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Sep 27

Food Security Community Call

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

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Sep 28

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Oct 5

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Oct 5

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm

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Oct 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Oct 26th, Nov 23rd

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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