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May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Gives $1.2 Million in Food Access Grants to Community Organizations

Montgomery County has awarded $1.2 million food access grants to 38 community organizations that provide vulnerable residents with access to food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations receiving grants include community, religious, and advocacy groups in the area, as well as ethnic grocery stores. The funding for ethnic grocery stores is intended to increase […]

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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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July 2, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Más de 60,000 residentes de Montgomery padecen de inseguridad alimentaria

El Concejo de Alimentos del Condado de Montgomery (MCFC), una organización comunitaria sin fines de lucro, que se asocia con múltiples organizaciones para abordar la inseguridad alimentaria dentro del condado, presentó un informe el viernes 28 de junio sobre el éxito del año pasado y los objetivos para los próximos años. El Condado de Montgomery […]

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May 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Food Insecurity in Montgomery County is Declining, According to Data

Thousands of Montgomery County residents experience food insecurity each day, but data from a recent CountyStat study revealed the number of residents experiencing food insecurity is declining. Food insecurity is defined as being without a reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food. CountyStat was launched in 2007 within the Office of […]

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April 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Food Council to Launch Food Security Plan on April 6

With a goal to fight hunger, the Montgomery County Food Council is launching the Montgomery County Food Security Plan to the public on April 6. The food security plan is a five year strategy aimed to stop hunger in the county, according to a news release. Those in attendance can expect a panel discussion with […]

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February 17, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County Food Council to Host Meeting on Eating Local

The Montgomery County Food Council will host a meeting in Silver Spring to encourage Montgomery County residents to eat locally. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 24 at Denizens Brewing Company which is located on 1115 East-West Highway. Business owners and representatives from the Montgomery County Food Council will discuss the positive impact […]

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November 30, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Forum on Ending Obesity in Montgomery County Open to Public (PHOTO)

The Healthy Montgomery Eat Well Be Active Partnership is hosting a forum;”Ending Obesity in Montgomery County: Understanding the Problem and Creating Solutions.” The forum will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 9th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to a news release, the following organizations will be participating in a panel discussion: Montgomery County Food […]

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April 21, 2015 | Aline Barros

Connecting Farmers and Consumers Still Challenging in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Heather Bruskin, manager of Montgomery County Food Council, said Montgomery County has “beautiful farms and “amazing food is developed here.” The challenge is connecting consumers to the produce available in the county, Bruskin said.    

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February 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Green Beans at Farmers Market

Chef and Farmers Summit Set for Feb. 24

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the Montgomery County Food Council, and Montgomery County’s Department of Economic Development will host a networking and educational event, for chefs and local farmers, entitled the “Chef & Farmer’s Summit” on Feb. 24 at the Universities at Shady Grove. The goal of the summit is to build relationships between […]

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