food security

October 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Food Insecurity Remains Growing Problem in Montgomery County

Nourish Now recently opened its 17th food distribution site in Bethesda, one of the wealthiest cities in America. The distribution site, which is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., is located in the parking lot of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad on Battery Lane. “Sometimes people think of the Bethesda community as a place […]

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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.PPE Donations: Montgomery County is still accepting personal protective equipment donations to help keep essential workers safe while working in our county on the pandemic’s frontlines. Click here to learn more about how you can help. 2. Montgomery County Fall Guide: Registration for Montgomery […]

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August 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 21, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Aug. 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.COVID-19 Testing: The county will have a testing clinic at the White Oak Recreation Center in Silver Spring today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a walk-up clinic. Testing is free, and no appointments are needed. Click here for more details. 2. […]

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June 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Leaders Say Donations Are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to connect more food to more people. The County Council allocated $10.3 million to the fund, but it […]

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June 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz: Need for Food Security Now ‘Off the Charts’

Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a public-private partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation Saturday, which launches the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The goal of the food security fund is to “connect food to more people” in the county by supporting restaurants, food banks, and local farmers. Saturday’s news conference took place at East County […]

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June 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New “COVID Corps” Creating Summer Employment Opportunities for Young Residents

COVID Corps is a new summer employment program put in place to create a pathway between service and recovery for county residents ages 16-23. Members will be working to support the county’s response to COVID-19.  This program is a part of the county’s economic development and recovery plan for youth. High unemployment rates have led to […]

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June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Newly Introduced $10.5 Million Appropriation Addresses Food Insecurity in the County

A newly introduced $10.5 million special appropriation could help alleviate the issue of food security and also support local food banks, restaurants and farmers.  Today the Council introduced a special appropriation of $10,500,00 to address the food security challenges of County residents, while supporting local food banks, restaurants & farmers through a public-private partnership with […]

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May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Now Accepting Emergency Food Access Grant Program Applications

Montgomery County is now accepting applications for the Covid-19 Emergency Food Access Grant program until noon on Friday, May 8. The funding for the program will be used to provide food assistance and recovery for “hard-to-reach” Montgomery County communities during the pandemic. The funds will start being distributed on Tuesday, May 12. Non-profits can apply […]

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April 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

COVID-19 Cases on the Rise, Numbers Have Yet to Peak

The county currently is experiencing a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, according to Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. However, the number of cases has not yet peaked, he said during a wide-ranging virtual community briefing on the pandemic late Thursday afternoon. The peak could come “as soon as this weekend, as […]

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March 6, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Covers Food Security, Bethesda Land-Use Plan, Microloans in Weekly Briefing

Council President Roger Berliner covered a wide array of topics in his Monday meeting with reporters, including a proposed food security plan, the Bethesda Downtown Plan, and a microloans proposal.

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