The Food Council seeks to protect and improve the local environmental resources of Montgomery County related to agriculture and food, by collaborating with environmental stakeholders and policymakers to implement programs and policies that will promote sustainability in our food system.

Focus areas include:

  • Increasing regional food waste composting capacity
  • Supporting the establishment of community composting education sites and composting-related educational programs
  • Reducing food waste in Montgomery County
  • Increasing awareness of the benefits of plant-based diets
  • Increasing local, sustainable procurement

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Upcoming Events

Jun 29

Food Education Working Group Meeting

Last Wednesday of the month from 1:30PM - 3PM

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Jul 11

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Jul 12

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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Jul 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am via Zoom.

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Jul 28

MoCo Made Food and Beverage Expo

Save the date: Thursday, July 28th, 11am-3pm

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aug 11-13

8th UMD EJ and Health Disparities Symposium

Please join the Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) for the 2022 Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium. 

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