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

May 17

Food Security Community Call

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

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May 18, 25, June 1

Spring Speakers Series

The Montgomery County Planning Department would like to extend a special invitation to you, your organization, clients, and/or stakeholders to attend the 2021 Spring Speakers Series starting Tuesday, May 18th from 6-8PM.

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May 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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May 19

Food Assistance Resources in Montgomery County with the Montgomery County Food Council

11AM-12:15PM - Tune in to learn more about food insecurity in the County and the County’s COVID-19 food assistance response.

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May 23

One Acre Farm: Spring Farm Tour

Come out to One Acre Farm to meet Farmer Mike, the team, and learn about how One Acre Farm grows veggies and maintains (and improves) the health and resilience of the farm's soil!

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May 25

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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May 25

Creating A Thriving Volunteer Team: Best Practices for Effective Recruitment, Management, and Retention in a Food Assistance Organization

11AM-12PM - Join us for a virtual training to learn best practices for recruiting and managing volunteers in your food assistance organization.

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Jun 1

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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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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