Food Security Community Advisory Board

Since early 2019, the Food Council has been coordinating and facilitating a Food Security Community Advisory Board, 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 Council and its partners.   ...
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Meet the Makers: Dip-n-Dill

The “Meet the Makers” blog series highlights the people, products, and produce that are involved in our MoCo Made Program and featured in the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide. From beer to chocolates to apples to hot sauce, supporting local producers has never been tastier! Get to know the neighbors proudly bringing you MoCo Made products. Dip-n-Dill started in April 2012 after Martha and Bern Stapleton purchased the business from the previous owner who retired after 26 years. Martha...
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Screen and Intervene Toolkit: Now Available Online!

The Screen and Intervene Toolkit, created by the Montgomery County Food Council, works to help identify families who may need assistance with food access, as well as other basic needs. It is designed for use by groups such as healthcare providers, social service providers, community-based outreach workers, teachers, case managers, and workforce development staff who do not provide direct food assistance, but may nevertheless come into contact with residents who struggle to make ends meet. The...
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School Wellness Campaign: A. Mario Loiderman MS

Throughout 2019, Food Council staff, Council Members, and partners will be visiting Montgomery County Public Schools that have implemented exemplary wellness initiatives that encourage students to make healthier, more conscientious choices. We are hopeful that sharing and celebrating these wonderful accomplishments will motivate schools throughout the County to adopt similar wellness programs and promote a celebration of  existing and evolving school wellness initiatives. At A. Mario Loiderm...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Marinated Mushroom Salad

Welcome to our “Plant-Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Sustainable and Delicious Solutions” blog series! Created by members of our Environmental Impact Working Group, this series intends to encourage greater adoption of sustainable plant-based eating by Montgomery County residents. Featured blog posts will contain recipes and cooking tips for plant-forward, vegan recipes, with a focus on hyper-local ingredients and seasonal eating options in Montgomery County.  Throughout this series...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Sesame Cucumbers with Soba Noodles

Welcome to our “Plant-Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Sustainable and Delicious Solutions” blog series! Created by members of our Environmental Impact Working Group, this series intends to encourage greater adoption of sustainable plant-based eating by Montgomery County residents. Featured blog posts will contain recipes and cooking tips for plant-forward, vegan recipes, with a focus on hyper-local ingredients and seasonal eating options in Montgomery County.  Throughout this series, we...
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Plant Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

Welcome to our “Plant-Forward Cooking in Montgomery County: Sustainable and Delicious Solutions” blog series! Created by members of our Environmental Impact Working Group, this series intends to encourage greater adoption of sustainable plant-based eating by Montgomery County residents. Featured blog posts will contain recipes and cooking tips for plant-forward, vegan recipes, with a focus on hyper-local ingredients and seasonal eating options in Montgomery County.    Throughout this series, ...
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The Food Council is Recruiting New Members!

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The Montgomery County Food Council is now accepting applications for new Council Members. Ideal candidates live, work, or have a strong investment in Montgomery County, have expertise in local food-related issues, represent a food system sector or community stakeholder partner and/or have a capacity to bring specific food system expertise, community relationships, and/or resources to support our initiatives. The Food Council is committed to building a culturally diverse Council that reflects our...
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The Food Council Visits DC Central Kitchen

The Food Council has previously hosted tours to learn more about food assistance providers,  school meals, or culinary training programs, but never before have we had the opportunity to visit an organization offering all of these components in one place. DC Central Kitchen is fighting hunger and poverty in DC by providing culinary job training, community meals, healthy school food, accessible healthy food options, and food rescue programs all at once. We visited their location in August with a g...
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