Are you a self-motivated, passionate, and team-oriented individual dedicated to leading work that will cultivate a more robust, sustainable, and equitable food system? If so, the Montgomery County (MD) Food Council would like to hear from you! To express your interest in formally connecting with our work, please submit a resume and statement of interest that describes your skills and strengths, experiences relevant to our mission, and details of the professional opportunity you’re looking for (potential start date, desired end date (if relevant), part/full-time, issue interest area, paid/volunteer, etc.) to jobs@mocofoodcouncil.org.

MCFC is the primary convener of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and residents around food system issues in Montgomery County, connecting 2,000+ partners in education, advocacy, and collaboration building initiatives. Our work cultivates a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable local food system by enhancing food access for the 100,000+ residents at risk for hunger, expanding food education for residents, supporting County farms and food/beverage businesses, and addressing the environmental impact of local food production, distribution, consumption and recycling. MCFC currently leads community coordination and connection efforts to feed the County’s food insecure residents during COVID-19. MCFC creates community education tools, processes to collect food system data, and collaborative stakeholder networks to increase knowledge about hunger, environmental sustainability, supporting local businesses, and food education in our County.

The Food Council’s small team (currently of 8 people) collaborates closely with 25 volunteer Council Members and 200+ active working group partners and community members. The MCFC strives to cultivate a collaborative, supportive, and transparent work environment where all employees have opportunities to develop and apply new skills, independently shape and implement initiatives, and build partnerships with broad and diverse community stakeholder groups. We invite all interested professionals who share our commitment to an equitable, sustainable, and resilient food system in Montgomery County to submit an application to join our team. As seasonal and permanent openings on our staff, Council, and Board become available, we will reach out to candidates with additional information on specific opportunities.

Upcoming Events

May 17

Food Security Community Call

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

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May 18, 25, June 1

Spring Speakers Series

The Montgomery County Planning Department would like to extend a special invitation to you, your organization, clients, and/or stakeholders to attend the 2021 Spring Speakers Series starting Tuesday, May 18th from 6-8PM.

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May 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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May 19

Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County with the Montgomery County Food Council

11AM-12:15PM - Tune in to learn more about food insecurity in the County and the County’s COVID-19 food assistance response.

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May 23

One Acre Farm: Spring Farm Tour

Come out to One Acre Farm to meet Farmer Mike, the team, and learn about how One Acre Farm grows veggies and maintains (and improves) the health and resilience of the farm's soil!

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May 25

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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May 25

Creating A Thriving Volunteer Team: Best Practices for Effective Recruitment, Management, and Retention in a Food Assistance Organization

11AM-12PM - Join us for a virtual training to learn best practices for recruiting and managing volunteers in your food assistance organization.

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Jun 1

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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