Montgomery County Food Access Grant Program

Montgomery County will begin accepting applications for its Food Access Grant Program at 10am on Monday, May 4th. The Food Access Grant funding will be used to provide food assistance to hard-to-reach communities in Montgomery County during the response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Non-profit organizations can apply for up to $75,000. Applications for the grants are due by noon on Friday, May 8th and funds will be distributed beginning Tuesday, May 12th. All materials are avai...
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The Food Council Visits DC Central Kitchen

The Food Council has previously hosted tours to learn more about food assistance providers,  school meals, or culinary training programs, but never before have we had the opportunity to visit an organization offering all of these components in one place. DC Central Kitchen is fighting hunger and poverty in DC by providing culinary job training, community meals, healthy school food, accessible healthy food options, and food rescue programs all at once. We visited their location in August with a g...
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Dining with the Chefs Kickoff Event

 University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) at Shady Grove’s biannual Dining with the Chefs benefit for Campus Kitchens is coming up on April 30th. Food Council staff members had the opportunity to attend the kickoff event leading up to the benefit, where four local chefs taught UMES students a signature dish that the students will replicate at Dining with the Chefs in April.  The benefit is held to raise the funds needed for UMES/Campus Kitchens to buy the ingredients for the 200+ meals th...
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Food Council Members visit MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services

Earlier this week, Food Council staff and several Council Members had the opportunity to tour the MCPS Food and Nutrition Services facilities and meet with the new director, Mrs. Susan McCarron.  Mrs. McCarron has a background in dietetics and nutrition, and previously served as a Wellness Specialist and Food Services Supervisor with the Division of Food and Nutrition Services (DFNS). In her new position as director, she is dedicated to increasing healthy, exciting menu options for MCPS stude...
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Find Food Assistance Providers Near You in the Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory

**PLEASE NOTE**: Hours of operation for providers listed in the Food Assistance Resource Directory are subject to change, pending closures and staff availability during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call ahead to verify opening hours. Click here to view and download the 2019 Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directory (English) Click here to view and download the 2019 Spanish Language Food Assistance Resource Directory Click here to view and download the Regional Food Assistance ...
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