The Food Council is Recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA!

The Montgomery County Food Council is recruiting for an AmeriCorps VISTA. The VISTA would collaborate with the Food Council and its partners to implement anti-hunger strategies and support community leaders in identifying food-resource barriers and developing comprehensive plans to end hunger. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@mocofoodcouncil.org by October 12th, 2020 with the subject line VISTA Application. Cover letters should include a summary of the candidate’s comm...
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Central Farm Markets: Perfecting the Pandemic Farmers Market Experience

The “MoCo Made Mondays” series highlights the people and products that are involved in our MoCo Made Program and featured in the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide. From beer, to apples, to soup, to hot sauce, supporting local businesses has never been tastier! Get to know the neighbors proudly bringing you MoCo Made products. COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of farmers market operations; while enforcing masks and social distancing is the new normal for all businesses, limitin...
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October 28th – 30th, Persevering Together: Moving From Crisis to Resilience

The first Virtual Human Services Conference is quickly approaching. The theme " Persevering Together- Moving from crisis to resilience" sets the tone for reshaping, retooling and developing strategies for a sustainable future. The conference will offer a surge of collective energy around transformative social change, building after crisis and change through innovative and collaborative planning. Don't miss the opportunity to learn, connect and take action! To register, click here.
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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 assistance providers can utilize to implement simple changes to their programs and services in order to encourage participants to ac...
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November 9, E-Commerce 101

MoCo Made Businesses: Join us for an exclusive event on Monday, 11/9 at 9:30am to learn about the benefits of using an e-commerce platform. We will be joined by local e-commerce business, LocalCart, for a tutorial on how to utilize their services. Please RSVP to cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org no later than November 2nd, and register using the Zoom link below. Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85872719124?pwd=Vm54emZtUjRLekpXRzJseHVpS05xQT09
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November 19, Food Security Virtual Training Series: Community Engagement and Outreach

Montgomery County is the most diverse county in the state of Maryland, with the fastest growing majority minority population, and a racial and ethnic makeup that is reflective of how the whole country will look by the year 2050. Being so diverse imbues our county with a rich cultural heritage, but can also raise challenges in accessing food, due to differing cultural traditions and food needs, languages, technological capabilities, age, and access to transportation. This session will explore bes...
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