June 28: Food Security Plan Community Update

When: June 28, 2019
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Please join the Montgomery County Food Council for the 2019

Food Security Plan Community Update

Friday, June 28th at the Executive Office Building Auditorium

101 Monroe Street, Rockville

9:30-10:00am – Breakfast Reception

10:00am-12:00pm – Program

This special event presented by the Food Council, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and CountyStat, will highlight recent community-based initiatives to fight hunger in Montgomery County and increase access to safe, sufficient, nutritious, culturally-appropriate food for all residents:

New County-wide initiatives to reduce food insecurity:

FoodStat’s New Features and Data Update- a publicly accessible, interactive food security data analysis tool that synthesizes more than 80 datasets on food insecurity and its causes in order to identify food access barriers and resources in our community, determine priority zones of highest unmet need and potential service delivery gaps, and create collaborative, data-driven policies and priorities for investment.

Food Recovery and Access Working Group (FRAWG), convened by the Food Council, connects food assistance providers from across the County in a community of practice and integrates local and regional resources into the food security initiatives of community, nonprofit, business and government stakeholders.

Additional Background Information on the Food Security Plan

About the Montgomery County Food Council

Founded in 2012, the Montgomery County Food Council is an independent 501(c)(3) comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders who examine how well the local food system is serving its community. Our mission is to influence key aspects of the food system (production, distribution, access, consumption, processing, and recycling) in order to enhance the environmental, economic, social, and nutritional health of the residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. The Food Council holds monthly meetings for each of the council’s four working groups, and community participation is welcome and encouraged.

To learn more about the Food Security Plan Community Update, please contact Amanda Nesher at anesher@mocofoodcouncil.org.