Prince George’s and Montgomery Tackle Food Insecurity with DMV Partners

DMV Food Recovery Week 2022 is October 16-22, and partners in the DMV are teaming up to provide free events educating the public of food waste and food security.

Manna Food Center’s Community Food Rescue (CFR) and the DC Food Recovery Working Group (DCFRWG) has combined forces with the Montgomery County Food Council and Prince George’s County Food Equity Council to co-host this year’s DMV Food Recovery Week. The week will feature in-person and virtual events to teach the public easy things they can do at home – and ways to support community efforts – to reduce food waste and increase food security for all. Events include farm tours, workshops on composting and leftovers, and food waste policy discussions, and more.

The Montgomery County Food Council serves as the primary connection point for businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and residents around food system issues in our County. The Council brings together over 2,000 local and regional partners in community-wide education, advocacy, and capacity building initiatives in support of an equitable and resilient food system that is healthy for our community, economy, and environment.

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council is a local food policy council that works to help residents grow, sell, and choose healthy food. Since 2013, they have worked with County leaders to develop and support policies, practices, and programs to build a fairer and more equitable local food system.

See the list of events happening during DMV Food Recovery Week.