The Food Council is Hiring

June, 2020: Apply to join the Food Council's dynamic, collaborative team to coordinate efforts building a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable food system in Montgomery County! The Food Council is currently recruiting for one permanent, salaried employee and two shorter-term contract roles. Application deadline is July 5th. Please find more details below, and contact jobs@mocofoodcouncil.org with any questions. Food Security Programs Manager: We seek a self-motivated, skilled, and goa...
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COVID-19 Food Distribution and Volunteer Management Toolkit

The Montgomery County Food Council, Department of Health and Human Services, East County Regional Service Center, Volunteer Center and Food Security Task Force have collaborated to create a Food Distribution and Volunteer Management Toolkit, comprising a checklist for the organization and logistical management of Grab and Go or Pop Up food distribution events, an abridged document aimed at food assistance providers to describe best practices in the management of volunteers who are making home de...
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Building Equity in our Local Food System

Alongside our community, the Food Council witnessed with outrage and grief the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, the most recent manifestations of systemic racial inequities in our country which have created deep disparities throughout our food, economic, and public health systems. In our own County, in this moment, we see how the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic crisis have disproportionately affected communities of color. The neighborhoods most n...
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Words from our Community: The Impact of COVID-19

Since early 2019, the Food Council has been facilitating and supporting a quarterly meeting of a Food Security Community Advisory Board (FSCAB), in which members are invited to share their experiences of food insecurity and their thoughts and perspectives on the County’s Food Security Plan, in addition to learning community engagement and advocacy skills which will be used to develop policies and action items that will guide the implementation of the Plan’s recommendations by the Food Coun...
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COVID-19: Food Education Resources

In light of the current stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19, many Montgomery County food educators have created new online programming to help residents eat well and stay active while at home. The Montgomery County Food Council has compiled a list of the food education and health education resources that are currently available online to help County residents stay healthy and safe during COVID-19. Our sincere thanks go to our many food and health education partners for adapting their program...
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Montgomery County Food Access Grant Program

Montgomery County will begin accepting applications for its Food Access Grant Program at 10am on Monday, May 4th. The Food Access Grant funding will be used to provide food assistance to hard-to-reach communities in Montgomery County during the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Non-profit organizations can apply for up to $75,000. Applications for the grants are due by noon on Friday, May 8th and funds will be distributed beginning Tuesday, May 12th. All materials are avai...
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