Resources

The Montgomery County Food Council is pleased to share the following resources with our stakeholders. Please contact us with questions and/or to receive printed copies of any of these resources.

The Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory (November 2017): The Food Council is pleased to release this first edition of the Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory. This resource aims to more effectively connect people who seek food assistance services with those who provide them, as well as create stronger connectivity between the organizations providing food assistance resources in our County. In addition to this print resource, we plan to create a searchable database, an interactive map, and potentially a mobile application, for the use of all who access, give referrals to, or provide these services.

The 2017-18 Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide (October 2017): This year’s edition of the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide has been expanded to include fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and other products from Montgomery County farms, in addition to packaged goods, beverages and desserts and confections created by Montgomery County food artisans. We hope you enjoy these delicious opportunities to support our local businesses and residents.

The Food Security Plan (February 2017): The Food Council was honored to support the Office of the County Executive, along with a wide variety of community nonprofit, business, and government partners, in creating this comprehensive and collaborative strategic plan to provide all County residents access to safe, sufficient, nutritious food with dignity.

Overview of the Food Council (February 2017): This two-page summary provides an overview of the Food Council’s history, mission, vision, supporters, current initiatives, recent accomplishments, council members and working groups.

The Food Hub Study (full report) (October 2016): Funded through a County Council grant, The Food Council, led a research project on the fiscal impact of a food hub in Montgomery County. The Food Council contracted Cultivate Ventures as the consultant to conduct a feasibility study on a food hub, including defining its potential structure, necessary resources, regional context, and next steps to present recommendations to local government leaders. The consultant’s findings are detailed in this 51-page report, entitled “Framing Food Hub Investment and Programming Opportunities in Montgomery County.

Summary of the Food Hub Study (October 2016): This two-page summary outlines the key elements of the Food Hub Study, including the study methodology, study findings, elements of a market-led approach and recommended next steps.

Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide (September 2016): This first edition of the Montgomery County Food and Beverage Guide features packaged goods, beverages and desserts and confections created by Montgomery County food artisans. We hope this first-of-its-kind Montgomery County publication will generate interest and promote business among consumers, wholesalers, retailers and restaurateurs in the area.

The Community Food Access Assessment Report (October 2015): This report details the Food Access Working Group’s evaluation of access to healthy food among Montgomery County residents, especially in communities with limited access.

The Food Action Plan: coming soon