Since early 2019, the Food Council has been coordinating and facilitating a Food Security Community Advisory Board (FSCAB), in which members are invited to share their experiences of food insecurity and their thoughts and perspectives on the County’s Food Security Plan, in addition to learning community engagement and advocacy skills which will be used to develop policies and action items that will guide the implementation of the Plan’s recommendations by the Food Council and its partners.

The Food Council thanks the community members and partners who have contributed to the success of the Food Security Community Advisory Board since its creation. Click here to view the impact report.

“I love advocating and the board helps me with the needed information for the most vulnerable, the poor, and needy. The board helps me feel useful because being a member helps me impact my community that enables a healthy environment and growth. It also helps me improve on my leadership skills through intellectual exchanges and expanded networking to initiate the support that is beneficial to my community.” – Matilda Adu, 2020-2021 FSCAB Board Member

“For me, being apart of FSCAB means SUPPORT. The opportunity to serve on the Board allowed me to gain essential knowledge and skills that I can use to advocate for my community, as well as support with my local initiatives. I am so grateful to have been apart of this experience and the invaluable connections I have made along the way.” – Vanessa Pierre, 2020-2021 FSCAB Board Member

Thank you to the Healthcare Initiative Foundation for supporting this program!

Upcoming Events

Jan 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 25

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 26

Making the Case for Regional Food Systems

Are you an advocate or funder of regional food systems? Do you want to know more about RFS and “thinking regionally”?

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Feb 1

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Feb 2-6

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators.

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Feb 3

Data Collection and Reporting: A New Tool for Food Assistance Providers

In the fight against hunger, data collection plays a critical role in assessing need, identifying service gaps and deploying resources.

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Feb 14

Food Security Community Call

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

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Mar 5

Montgomery Youth Climate Summit

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit for high school students on Saturday, March 5, at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville.

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March 15-17

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Join thousands of your fellow anti-hunger advocates from across the country at the 2022 virtual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC), March 15-17.

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