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. Additional details can be found in English and Spanish on the Montgomery County Government’s COVID-19 Food Resources Information Portal. 

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Resources for Residents:

Food Assistance Resources

Grocery Resources

Benefits Resources

Prepared Meals

Additional Resources:

Multilingual assistance:

Please follow us on social media @MoCoFoodCouncil for more up-to-date information.


Upcoming Events

Feb 23

2024 Food Producer Farmer Forum

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Feb 27

Faith, Food, and Freedom University (FREE 4-week virtual Course)

The 4-week virtual course will cover the ideals behind the work of advancing food sovereignty in the Black community and how you can get involved in this movement.

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Feb 27

Food Council Happy Hour!

The MoCo Food Council invites you for Happy Hour at Twin Valley Distillers on February 27th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Nanya Chiejine, and take this opportunity to connect and mingle with fellow food systems enthusiasts! We are grateful to TPSS for generously sponsoring this event. Check out Twin Valley Distillers, a proud MoCo Made business, here, and join us there on the 27th to sample their spirits, cocktails, and beer.

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Feb 28

StoryTelling Event

Effective change through ethical storytelling

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Mar 7

EMPOWHER – Women-owned Small Business Resource Fair

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Mar 11

Unlock The Potential of Pickled Products and Grow Your Small Business Training

Training for farmers/producers and small food entrepreneurs 

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Mar 13

HarvestShare’s Vitual Kickoff

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Mar 19

2024 Food Summit

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), in conjunction with Towson University, is hosting a Food Summit on March 19, 2024 at Towson University.

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Apr 11

Statewide Trainings for Farmers Market Nutrition Program

The Maryland Department of Agriculture today announced it will host its first round of trainings throughout the state for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program provides fresh, unprepared, locally-grown fruits and vegetables to WIC and Senior participants and expands the awareness, use, and sales of such products at farmers markets.

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Apr 22

SSL Earth Day Opportunity

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Apr 27

Montgomery County GreenFest

Save the date for Montgomery County's premier environmental event - Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11am to 4pm. Check out the Montgomery County GreenFest website where more details, exhibitors and a schedule are coming soon! 

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