Food Security Plan: Year 1 Update

On March 12, 2018, the Food Council, together with representatives from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and CountyStat, the County Statistician’s Office, presented a Year One Update on the Food Security Plan to members of the Health and Human Services Committee of the County Council. Please click here to view a recording of this County Council session, and click here for a summary of the Year One Update.

On May 1, 2018, the Food Council and CountyStat presented the Year One Update to the public and also launched FoodStat, a publicly available, interactive food security data tool that will, for the first time, synthesize all relevant data available in order to identify food access barriers and resources in our communities, determine priority zones of highest unmet need and potential service delivery gaps, and facilitate collaboration, program efficiencies and capacity building. Click here to access a FoodStat tutorial.

The next update will be shared in Winter 2019.

Highlights from Year One of the Food Security Plan:

 


Above: County Executive Leggett encourages attendees of the FoodStat Launch to continue working to reduce food insecurity in Montgomery County. 

Resources from the Year One Update of the Food Security Plan:

Media coverage of the FoodStat Launch and Year One Update:

Fewer People Hungry in Montgomery County  (Local DMV)

Food Insecurity In Montgomery County Declining (My MC Media)

New Web Tool Launched to Help Fight Hunger (Local DMV)

Interactive Website Illuminates Food Insecurity Across Montgomery County (Bethesda Magazine)

Upcoming Events

Sep 18

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections

East County Hub Food Expo and Community Connections Event scheduled for Saturday, September 18th from 10am-1pm.

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Sep 19

MoCo Made Day

MoCo Made at Bethesda Central Farm Market on Sunday, September 19th from 9-1:30PM.

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Sept 20-22

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: National Forum for Food Policy Councils

The Power of Food: Cultivating Equitable Policy Through Collective Action

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Sep 20

The Child Tax Credit – Ensuring Successful and Equitable Implementation

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Sep 27

Food Security Community Call

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

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Sep 28

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Sep 28

No Kid Hungry: Helping Eligible Families Get the Child Tax Credit (CTC)

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Oct 5

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Oct 5

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm

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Oct 20

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Oct 26th, Nov 23rd

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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