The activities of the Food Council are accomplished primarily through our Working Groups, led by Council Members and populated by concerned residents with a shared commitment to making a positive impact in our food system.
These subcommittees develop and executive initiatives, support policies, and facilitate partnerships connected to their specific goals.
Anyone is invited to join the Working Groups, which meet more frequently and independently than the whole Food Council. Public participation in our working groups is essential for our success and we welcome all volunteers to join our effort.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organization/business is interested in getting involved. Information on the mission, current projects, and meeting details is available on each Working Group page.
Our goal is to develop and sustain an economically viable local food system through relationships with local food entrepreneurs, farmers, and food and beverage businesses, and the expansion of our MoCo Made Program. Through the MoCo Made initiative, we seek to increase the visibility of the more than 75 Montgomery County-based food businesses and farms through connections to networking opportunities, new individual, retail, and wholesale customers, educational resources and events, and more.Learn More
The Montgomery County Food Council is 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.Learn More
Many of our neighbors are deeply entrenched in poverty, and over 60,000 of them are unsure of where or when they will get their next meal. The Montgomery County Food Security Plan was released in 2017, and serves as the blueprint for how every local business, nonprofit, government agency and resident can contribute to ensuring all County residents have access to sufficient, nutritious food.Learn More
Our mission is to protect and improve the local environmental resources of Montgomery County related to agriculture and food.Learn More
The Food Education Working Group’s (formerly the Food Literacy Working Group) mission is to improve the eating habits of those who live,Food Literacy Working Group work, or play in Montgomery County.Learn More
June 5th - August 14th