The Food Council is deeply committed to our primary priority of building equity in a food system that has, since its very beginning, established and reinforced structural racism and social injustice. Advocacy and initiatives to foster a robust, sustainable, and equitable local food system must start with dismantling racist systems in our society. We are dedicated to action that will create and strengthen pathways for those who have been marginalized by our food system, to direct the policies and programs that will rebuild this broken system. The Food Council prioritizes the expertise and leadership of people of color in facilitating systems change and building a team, Council, and Board that reflects the diverse population of Montgomery County’s communities. 

We are committed to serving as an ally to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) colleagues, neighbors, organizational partners, residents, family and friends, and we stand in solidarity with those who denounce white supremacy culture. The Food Council is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin. We encourage feedback and open dialogue about how the Food Council can improve in our equity work.

Please contact cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org with any questions. Thank you.

 

Upcoming Events

Jan 30-March 20

Master Gardeners: Free Gardening Presentations (Español)

Montgomery County Master Gardeners are offering three free gardening presentations in Spanish via Zoom!

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Mar 8

Food Security Community Call

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

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Mar 9

Resource Webinar to Support Seniors facing Food Insecurity

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland is hosting an informational webinar on how to help aging and homebound seniors stay nourished. 

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Mar 17

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Mar 22-23

Basic GAP Training

Register now for a Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training, open exclusively to Montgomery County farmers!

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Mar 23

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8

Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World

Western Maryland Food Council presents "Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World" virtual conference, 1-3:30PM March 25th, April 1, April 8.

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Apr 6

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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April 27, 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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Apr 28

Stop Food Waste: Driving Awareness to Fight Food Waste

Stop Food Waste: Driving Awareness to Fight Food Waste. 2021 Virtual Event.

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