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.


The Food Council launched the FSCAB to directly engage residents with lived experience of food insecurity as food access resource navigators, advocates, and leaders in their communities. Click here to view the impact report.

 


“I am grateful I have an opportunity to serve in this board to advocate and brainstorm solutions for students who face food insecurity in our campus. The perspectives offered come from a diverse group to ensure no one is left behind in this war to eradicate food insecurity in Montgomery County.”

-Mikal Abraha, 2020 FSCAB member

 

 

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

Upcoming Events

Jun 14

Food Security Community Call

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

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Jun 16

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Jun 22

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Jun 22

Introduction to Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County

In the year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the food security landscape in Montgomery County has changed dramatically.

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Jun 24

Virtual Training: Data Privacy and Confidentiality Requirements for Food Assistance Providers

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Jul 6

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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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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