Policy Committee Guidelines

The Montgomery County Food Council is an independent council formed and led by individual community members and representatives of local businesses, government, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions that broadly represent the food system both substantively and geographically.

We are an active participant in urban and rural policy and process change, leading the way to a more healthful and sustainable community by bringing together a diversity of nonprofit and community based organizations, businesses, government agencies, and residents in a coordinated effort to address the broad range of food system-related issues in our county, state, and region.

Policy Committee Guidelines

Our policy initiatives are led by our Policy Committee, which considers issues and facilitates the decision-making and establishment of policy positions on behalf of the Food Council. This standing committee is entrusted to make decisions that will represent the mission and vision of the Montgomery County Food Council (MCFC) on public policy issues that influence the Montgomery County food system. These Guidelines are intended to capture the values and practices we already have in place, as well as provide clarity and consistency for the long-term success of the Food Council.

Statement of Policies and Procedures:

Committee Structure

 

Scope of Committee’s work

 

Accepting and Soliciting requests for Food Council consideration

 

Research and Deliberation Process

 

Decision-Making Processes

Public notification of policy statements

 

Please click here to view our Policy Guidelines as a PDF

Upcoming Events

Oct 22

City of Takoma Park, Request for Proposal & Informational Meeting

The City of Takoma Park is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services to reduce food insecurity for disadvantaged or underserved populations of individuals and families residing in the City of Takoma Park.

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Oct 24

Healthcare Resources For You, Your Family and Your Community

The American Muslim Senior Society is holding a series of Town Hall Discussions to examine and address the impact of COVID-19.

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Oct 25

Food Security Community Call

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

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Oct 26

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Oct 26

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center: Measuring Food Insecurity

Measuring food insecurity is critical for developing food assistance programs; evaluating nutrition, health, and development initiatives; and informing food policy across sectors.

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Oct 26th, Nov 23rd

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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Oct 26

MoCo Made Happy Hour

Enjoy local beers from Silver Branch and sample products from Montgomery county businesses while mingling with local Community members!

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Oct 28

Transforming Food Systems through Advocacy: Community Leadership in Policy Change

This two-part series aims to equip nonprofit and community partners with actionable strategies to engage elected officials on key food policy issues at the municipal, county, and state levels.

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Nov 1, 4, 10, 19

Four-Part Virtual Listening Series for the Fairland & Briggs Chaney Master Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) invites the community to attend a four-part virtual listening series on the Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan.

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Nov 2

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Nov 3

Conversations on Food Justice: The Significant and Far-Reaching Impact of the Criminal Justice System in America

Webinar hosted by No Kid Hungry and

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Nov 3-4

2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit

The Alliance to End Hunger presents the 2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit!

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Nov 4

Virtual Training: Fresh Produce 101

Join us for a virtual training: Fresh Produce 101
Thursday, November 4th from 11:00am - 12:00pm.

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Nov 17

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Nov 17-18

2021 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

The Agriculture Law Education Initiative’s (ALEI) annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference.

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