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. The FEdWG’s goal is for this assessment to be used to identify food literacy gaps, better allocate resources, strengthen collaboration and resource sharing among providers, and advocate for an increase in and improvement of food education programs in the County.

The Food Literacy Assessment includes data on the resources offered by more than 100 community stakeholders, including, but not limited to, food assistance providers, hospital wellness representatives, faith-based organizations, garden education providers, culinary and nutrition educators. 

Key findings from the collected data include:

We hope that this Food Literacy Assessment will be a useful tool for County leadership, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations to explore ways to help facilitate bringing together organizations and individuals to create more opportunities for food literacy programming, and to expand upon existing programs.

Please find the one-page version of the Food Literacy Assessment linked here.

Upcoming Events

Jan 25

Biweekly COVID-19 Community Call

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

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Jan 26

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 26-Oct 26

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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Feb 9

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Feb 24

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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