Food Council Impact Highlights: February 2021

Thank you to our partners and supporters for their continued contributions to our work. Read on for more information about our achievements in February 2021!

Community Engagement and Network Building:

During the month of February, the Food Council hosted 15 meetings attended by nearly 300 community members, including three working group meetings, two Food Security Community Calls, advocacy discussions with local elected officials, a communications strategy workshop, and a ServSafe Training for Food Assistance Providers. In total, the Food Council participated in over 66 community engagements this February, connecting with over 800 local residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government leaders

Communications Highlights: 

Food Security Highlights:

Working Group and Committee Meeting Highlights: 

Over 290 community partners joined us for our working group meetings this month. 

Policy and Advocacy Highlights: 

Thanks to all of our partners for continuing to support our efforts! Check back next month for another update. Please contact with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Apr 19

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Apr 21

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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Apr 23

Smithsonian Seminar on Reducing Food Waste

Friday, April 23, Smithsonian Seminar on Reducing Food Waste, 3:30-5:00pm

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Apr 27

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Apr 27

Film Screening: A Community of Gardeners

A Community of Gardeners," sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

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April 27, July 27th, Oct 26th

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

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Apr 28

Stop Food Waste: Driving Awareness to Fight Food Waste

Stop Food Waste: Driving Awareness to Fight Food Waste. 2021 Virtual Event.

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Apr 29

Bethesda Green Innovation Lab – Entrepreneurs as Transformers

You’re invited to join Bethesda Green's Innovation Lab for an engaging, virtual event to celebrate the entrepreneurs of our Innovation Lab.

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Apr 30

Food Sovereignty Panel Discussion

The Montgomery County Food Council will be hosting a virtual Food Sovereignty Panel Discussion taking place on  Friday, April 30th from 10-11:30am.

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May 4

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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May 25

Creating A Thriving Volunteer Team: Best Practices for Effective Recruitment, Management, and Retention in a Food Assistance Organization

Join us for a virtual training to learn best practices for recruiting and managing volunteers in your food assistance organization.

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