Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19 Since the COVID-19 crisis began in March, the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) has been one of the leading organizations for the County’s COVID-19 food assistance response. Our work focuses on coordinating the diverse partners and County agencies working to address the food assistance response and support residents. During […]

FEC Advocacy on Urban Farms Featured in Hyattsville Wire

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council and New Brooklyn Farms were featured in the Hyattsville Wire’s November 21st article, “Mount Rainier Urban Farm Helps Pass New Rules.” Check out the article and our press release to learn more about our ongoing work to expand urban farming in Prince George’s County.

2018 Candidates: How do you plan to improve our County’s food system?

In advance of the upcoming primaries, Prince George’s County Food Equity Council members invited all candidates for County Council, County Executive, and State Delegate to respond to five questions related to the local food system. Candidates received their invitations on May 29th, 2018. The questions are listed in full below and we will update this posting […]

Register Now: A CANDIDate Conversation: Food, Farms, and the Future of Prince George’s

Join the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council and partners during the afternoon of Friday, October 20th, during the annual Bowie State University Food Day Symposium, Healthy Eating, Healthy Living: Using Food to Fight Diabetes, as we discuss the importance of farms and food for our health, and how our County Council candidates plan to […]

Action Alert: Tell Prince George’s County to fund important food and farm programs!

Tell your County Council members to fund important food and farm programs during the upcoming FY 2018 Budget Public Hearings.  Please sign up to testify in-person or in writing. County Council Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Public Hearings: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 7:00 PM Monday, May 8, 2017 7:00 PM First-floor Council Hearing Room, County Administration […]

Apply to be a Food Equity Council Member

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) is now accepting applications for new council members. FEC members work collaboratively with stakeholders to transform the food system into one that improves public health, ensures environmental sustainability, and spurs sound economic development. If you are passionate about social justice and food system change, please follow this […]

FEC is hiring a Communications Consultant

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council seeks a self-motivated, skilled, and goal-oriented Communications Consultant dedicated to cultivating justice and economic opportunity in the local food system.  This is a part-time contract position with the possibility of extension. View our job description here.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, one additional […]

FEC featured in “Fighting food deserts a collaborative effort.”

The Prince George’s Sentinel covered our advocacy efforts to support farmers markets and urban agriculture in their recent article “Fighting food deserts a collaborative effort.” Check out the piece to learn more about what organizations like the Capital Area Food Bank and Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation are doing to combat hunger and attract innovative grocery store models. […]

Check out the newly released report on Prince George’s County’s local food system

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Report, “Healthy Food for All Prince Georgians: An assessment of access to healthy food in Prince George’s County, Maryland,” was released in December 2015. This research study is an assessment of access to healthy food in Prince George’s County. It identifies issues related to demand and supply of healthy food […]