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 info@mocofoodcouncil.org with any questions. Thank you.

 

Upcoming Events

Jan 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 25

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Jan 26

Making the Case for Regional Food Systems

Are you an advocate or funder of regional food systems? Do you want to know more about RFS and “thinking regionally”?

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Feb 1

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Feb 2-6

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators

Healing Caucus Spaces for BIPOC and White Farm, Garden, Food, Land Educators.

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Feb 3

Data Collection and Reporting: A New Tool for Food Assistance Providers

In the fight against hunger, data collection plays a critical role in assessing need, identifying service gaps and deploying resources.

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Feb 14

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Mar 5

Montgomery Youth Climate Summit

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will hold its first-ever Youth Climate Summit for high school students on Saturday, March 5, at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville.

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March 15-17

National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Join thousands of your fellow anti-hunger advocates from across the country at the 2022 virtual National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC), March 15-17.

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