Councilmember Albornoz Joins the Montgomery County Food Council and County Leaders to Unveil the Strategic Plan to End Childhood Hunger

Pictured from left to right: Montgomery County Executive, Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Food Council Interim Executive Director, Massa Cressall, Councilmember – At-Large, Gabe Albornoz

Councilmember Albornoz Joins the Montgomery County Food Council and County Leaders to Unveil the Strategic Plan to End Childhood Hunger

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz and Montgomery County Food Council leaders were joined by County Executive Marc Elrich, Dr. Monifa McKnight, the Office of Food Systems Resilience, the Montgomery County Food Council, and community partners on Wednesday, September 6th, to unveil the recommendations developed from the Montgomery County Strategic Plan to End Childhood Hunger (Full plan/2-page summary/event video

The Montgomery County Food Council served as the project manager for this initiative, engaging the expertise of residents and community partners to identify food access barriers and strategies to reduce food insecurity across all childhood age groups. The plan identified 14 recommendations, organized into three groups based on how they address childhood food insecurity – with direct financial benefits to purchase food; with food provided at school, pre-school or daycare; and with novel approaches.

“We were honored to have the opportunity to develop this plan in partnership with the County Council, County government, MCPS and key community stakeholders,” said Massa Cressall, interim executive director of the Montgomery County Food Council. “Coordinating and facilitating conversations around our local food system is our strength, and we collaborated with over 150 partners on this plan. Eliminating childhood hunger in our community will take all stakeholders, and we look forward to continuing to work toward the plan’s implementation.”

Visit the links below for more information and coverage of the event, and stay tuned for more information on the Food Council’s new Childhood Hunger Collaborative, where we will continue to convene partners interested in addressing these needs in the community.

“Montgomery County leaders say 30K children in need of more food” NBC

Montgomery County leaders unveil strategic plan to end childhood hunger” WJLA

How Montgomery County plans to end child hunger” WTOP 

Albornoz: ‘There Is No Reason Why We Can’t End Childhood Hunger’” MyMCM

County Leaders Unveil Plan to End Childhood Hunger” The MoCoShow

Montgomery is Going All In to Combat Childhood Hunger” Maryland Association of Counties”

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