Many of our neighbors are deeply entrenched in poverty, and over 60,000 of them are unsure of where or when they will get their next meal. The Montgomery County Food Security Plan was released in 2017, and serves as the blueprint for how every local business, nonprofit, government agency and resident can contribute to ensuring all County residents have access to sufficient, nutritious food.
Our network includes more than 75 food assistance organizations and hundreds of food security stakeholders who convene on a bi-weekly basis to share best practices, resources and community needs. The Food Council regularly leads conversations among representatives of local and state government agencies, nonprofit partners, and community members, to identify opportunities to reduce food insecurity in Montgomery County.Resources for Residents Seeking Food Resources for Food Assistance Providers
Jan 30-March 20
Montgomery County Master Gardeners are offering three free gardening presentations in Spanish via Zoom!
First Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
The UMD AGNR Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series is kicking off on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM with "Building a Localized Waste-free Food System One Apply at a Time".
A SNEEK-PEEK AT HOW KOINER FARM STARTS ITS CROPS - AND TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS AT HOME. SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH, 5:00-5:30PM ON ZOOM
Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.
Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.
Register now for a Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training, open exclusively to Montgomery County farmers!
4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8
Western Maryland Food Council presents "Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World" virtual conference, 1-3:30PM March 25th, April 1, April 8.
April 27, July 27th, Oct 26th
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.