The Future of Food Recovery in Montgomery County

Join us for the next Montgomery County Food Council public meeting on Wednesday, March 4th from 7‐9 pm at the Silver Spring United Methodist Church (8900 Georgia Avenue).

Those interested in attending are asked to preregister here on EventBrite.

The meeting on “The Future of Food Recovery in Montgomery County” is hosted by the Council’s Food Recovery Working Group and will feature guest speakers, an informational presentation, and samples of recovered food. All are welcome to attend.

This event provides an opportunity to learn about Community Food Rescue, a coordinated, collaborative system of businesses, agencies, and organizations that recovers good food before it is thrown away and redirects it to feed the hungry.

Attendees will hear from the people who donate, recover and receive rescued food on the important role food recovery plays in their lives; sample recovered food as it is served to Montgomery County residents in need; celebrate the recent achievements in local food recovery efforts; and find out what residents and our local leaders can do to support these efforts to make an even greater impact in our community.

Featured speakers from Whole Foods Market, Shepherd’s Table and Mackey’s Assisted Living Home will provide the perspective of donors and recipients on the impact of food recovery efforts in our community. Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz as well as representatives from the Offices of Congressman Chris Van Hollen and County Councilmembers Craig Rice and Tom Hucker have committed to attend.

At the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to sample recovered food that has been transformed into muffins, soup, and other appetizing dishes as it is regularly prepared for county residents at local shelters and community centers. There will bea slideshow featuring photos and logos of local businesses involved in the food recovery effort and facts about food waste, hunger and food recovery in Montgomery County.

Food Council Steering Committee Co‐Chair Daniel Hoffman thanked the many organizations conducting food recovery work and expressed his anticipation for the upcoming meeting. “The Montgomery County Food Council is excited to showcase these collaborative achievements while also illustrating the county’s need to further expand food recovery capabilities.”

The mission of the Montgomery County Food Council is to bring together a diverse representation of stakeholders in a public and private partnership to improve the environmental, economic, social and nutritional health of Montgomery County, Maryland through the creation of a robust, local, sustainable food system. The FoodCouncil’s vision is to cultivate a vibrant food system that consciously produces, processes, distributes, prepares, consumes and recycles food, making it accessible to all citizens while promoting the health of the local food economy, its consumers, and the environment.

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