Food Council Impact Highlights: March 2021

Thank you to our partners and supporters for their continued contributions to our work. Read on for more information about our achievements in March 2021!

Community Engagement and Network Building:

During the month of March, the Food Council hosted 7 meetings attended by nearly 350 community members, including four working group meetings, two Food Security Community Calls, two virtual trainings for Food Assistance Providers and anti-hunger advocates, and advocacy discussions with local elected officials. In total, the Food Council participated in over 70 community engagements this March, connecting with over 1,000 local residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government leaders

Communications Highlights: 

Food Security Highlights:

Working Group and Committee Meeting Highlights: Over 300 community partners joined us for our working group meetings this month. 

Policy and Advocacy Highlights: 

Thanks to all of our partners for continuing to support our efforts! Check back next month for another update. Please contact info@mocofoodcouncil.org with any questions.

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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