Food Council Impact Highlights: October 2020

Community Engagement and Network Building

During the month of October, the Food Council hosted 27 meetings, including three working group meetings, two biweekly COVID-19 Community Calls, a presentation from No Kid Hungry, four Virtual Food Security training sessions, advocacy discussions with over a dozen local elected officials, and over a dozen meetings for the County’s Food Security Task Force. 

The Food Council guest presented at 10 meetings, including the University of Maryland Environmental Justice Symposium, a Panel Discussion hosted by Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy, a Composting Roundtable hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Virtual Maryland and Virginia Agricultural Development Officers Conference, the Montgomery County Council Youth Virtual Town Hall, and the Food for Montgomery Weekly Briefing with the Greater Washington Community Foundation. Our efforts connected us with partners throughout the DMV region, including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition, and the Prince George’s Food Security Task Force. In total, the Food Council participated in over 75 community engagements this October, connecting with over 1,500 local residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government leaders. Read on for more information! 

Food Security Highlights:

Working Group and Committee Meeting Highlights:

Policy and Advocacy Highlights: 

Grant Process Leadership:

 

Thanks to all of our partners for continuing to support our efforts! Check back next month for another update. 

Upcoming Events

Nov 2- Dec 21

Fresh Conversations

Discuss current nutrition and health topics and discover new ways to be active.

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Nov 26-Dec 4

November 26-December 4, SupportMoCo2020 Fundraiser

Support the Food Council and Cornerstone Montgomery when you shop local this holiday season!

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Dec 7

Biweekly COVID-19 Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00-2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Dec 8

December 8th, Gift Outside the Box Virtual Event

Learn more about buying local this holiday season!

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Dec 9

SNAP Training

Upcoming Virtual Training on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) co-hosted by Maryland Hunger Solutions and Montgomery County Food Council.

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Dec 9-10

CYBERAG SYMPOSIUM

Join leaders in both agriculture and cybersecurity at the intersection of these two industries to explore emerging opportunities presented by the rise of agtech.

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Dec 14-18

Virtual Taste of Fox Chapel

A community event promoting international selection of restaurants at the Fox Chapel shopping center.

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Dec 16

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

3rd Wednesday of Every Month. The next meeting will be held on December 16th, 9-10:30am.

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Jan 5

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

Tuesday, 1/5 from 9:30-11am.

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