COVID-19: Food Assistance Provider Resources

Please see the Food Council’s Food Assistance Provider Tracking Document for the most updated list of COVID-19 procedures and provider needs. Please update your entry on a weekly basis by sending an email to Amanda Nesher (anesher@mocofoodcouncil)  Financial Resources  No Kid Hungry emergency grant to provide nutritious food to kids Expensify SNAP reimbursement up to $50  Thrive Market relief fund (up to $150 per family in need, also they can coordinate the delivering of grocerie...
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COVID-19: Recursos y sistemas locales de alimentos y comida 

Translation Courtesy of the Office of Councilmember Nancy Navarro Adjunto a este menaje encontrará información relevante de recursos y programas de asistencia disponibles de comida y alimentos; también oportunidades para personas y organizaciones interesados en apoyar esfuerzos comunitarios durante la emergencia del COVID-19. Acceso a alimentos: La División de alimentos y nutrición de las escuelas públicas del condado actualmente está proveyendo comidas proporcionadas gratuitamente a ...
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COVID-19: Local Food System Resources

Please find below relevant information about food assistance resources, and opportunities for individuals and organizations to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION, Courtesy of the Office of Councilmember Nancy Navarro) Click on the links below to jump to each section or page: Food Assistance Provider Resources Food Access Resources Student Resources Senior Resources Volunteer Opportunities Business Resources Farmer Resour...
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2020 Policy and Programs Recommendations

These recommendations are intended to serve as a guide for Countywide food system advocacy efforts in 2020. The Food Council’s 2020 initiatives will be driven and informed by these priorities, and we share them to serve as a guiding resource to foster systems-based, collaborative strategies for all policymakers, community advocates, and local leaders in the coming year. These recommendations synthesize the findings from the Food Council’s 2019 initiatives, through which we gathered community ...
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Food Security Community Advisory Board

Since early 2019, the Food Council has been coordinating and facilitating 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 Council and its partners. Th...
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2019-2020 Food and Beverage Guide Sponsorship

Are you or your business interested in placing an ad in our 2019-2020 Food and Beverage Guide? If so, we invite you to be a sponsor!   2019’s Guide: Even bigger and better than last year! The MoCo Made Program has gained considerable traction and visibility since its launch in 2017. In 2018 and 2019, we distributed “MoCo Made” signage and nearly 2,500 copies of the 2018 Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide to approximately 20 business locations throughout the County. The Food and Beverage...
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2019-2020 MoCo Made Registration

Registration for our MoCo Made program and the 2019-2020 Food and Beverage Guide is now open. 2019’s Guide: Even bigger and better than last year! The MoCo Made Program has gained considerable traction and visibility since its launch in 2017. In 2019 and beyond, the Food Council is building on the brand’s momentum to expand its scope and impact. These expansion initiatives include additional resources to (1) facilitate market linkages between producers and retail, wholesale, and institutional ...
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Food Literacy Assessment

The Food Council is proud to present the Food Literacy Assessment which was conducted by our Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) to better understand the landscape of existing food literacy resources in Montgomery County, and to identify gaps in resources and barriers to providing and/or accessing services. For purposes of this assessment, the FEdWG researched educational resources in gardening and agriculture, food safety, nutrition, cooking/shopping for/preparing food, and waste avoidance. Th...
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