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Frederick County Food Council Steering Committee

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ORGANIZATION: LAND AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION FUND INC

  • 14 people are interested
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The Frederick County Food Council (FCFC) promotes efforts that support our local agricultural economy, education about local food and food system, equitable food distribution networks, and sustainable environmental practices that benefit county resident and farmers. The FCFC hosts 4 informative meetings per year that are open to all. The FCFC is led by a group of dedicated volunteers serving on its Steering Committee. Opportunities to serve within the Steering Committee include meeting planning, marketing and outreach, social media coordination, grant writing, advocacy with local and state governments. Open leadership roles include Vice-Chair, Government Liaison, and Advocacy Lead.

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About LAND AND CULTURAL PRESERVATION FUND INC

Location:

PO BOX 340, WALKERSVILLE, MD 21793, US

Mission Statement

Community F.A.R.E. (Food, Advocacy, Resources, Education) helps safeguard a diverse and healthy local food economy that will preserve farmland integrity and biodiversity and ensure that food grown here is accessible to residents of Frederick County and its regional neighbors. Frederick Fresh Online, a joint initiative of Community FARE and the Frederick County Food Council, supports local small farmers by providing an additional year-round market for their products, and makes purchasing local food easier for Frederick County residents (and safer during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Description

Community FARE is dedicated to promoting sustainable food production in our region and bringing healthy food to our local markets.

Many of today’s industrial agriculture practices damage our soil, air, water, and ecosystems. Linked to this industrialized food system there are very challenging social and economic issues that impact community sustainability, such as obesity, ill health, increased rates of cancer, petroleum based (and green house gas emitting) long distance hauling of goods, and the competitive edge in subsidies and quantity sales available to the conventional large-scale farmers.

To address these issues, growing attention is being given to building wholesale and direct marketing channels for farmers, and customer access for local food grown on small to medium sized farms promoting environmentally sustainable production practices. Moreover doing this creates new jobs, fosters business development, brings new food products to local markets and attracts younger farmers to a profession that will provide a healthy, satisfying and lucrative future.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Frederick, MD 21701

(39.42416,-77.3669)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 hours per month

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