New Montgomery County Farm to Food Bank Program

Reposting from Montgomery County Food Council Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2020 Contact: Catherine Nardi, Programs Manager, Montgomery County Food Council 301-664-4010, cnardi@mocofoodcouncil.org On August 11, the Montgomery County Farm to Food Bank program — a partnership between the Montgomery County Food Security Task …

SNAP Into Some Fresh Produce

Toni Tileva, Community Engagement Associate Everyone should have access to fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Over the past 30 years, there have been efforts on the federal level to provide that access for people receiving food assistance. First, the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program, serving …

In Solidarity

Mike Houston, General Manager: I want to acknowledge the recent murders of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement officers across this country, as well as the countless acts of violence that have come before. I acknowledge the tremendous place of privilege from which …

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Mike Houston, General Manager My wife says I’m too confident. Actually, that’s not what she says, she says “you think very highly of yourself”, which is even more on the nose. She’s not wrong. I lack for plenty but self-esteem is not on the list. …

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Behind the Curtain

Mike Houston, General Manager First off, happy May Day to you all, and especially to our amazing staff. Now, more than ever, we couldn’t do it without these 50 dedicated people. Likewise, our commitment to our staff has been a driving force during this time. …

An Update from Your Virtual Co-op

Mike Houston, General Manager I’ll level with you all. I’m tired. But as the saying goes, Rome didn’t convert its 39-year business model to online only to prioritize the safety of staff and community in a day. Not too tired for a joke or two …

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Your Neighborly Natural Food Store

Mike Houston, General Manager Last week as virus concerns rose and my typical commuting method – the Red Line – reduced service I did something out of character. I borrowed my in-law’s car to get to and from the store. Safer for my family, I …