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The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council Launches New Food Recovery Platform to Fight Hunger and Reduce Food Waste

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2021Contact: Julia GroenfeldtJgroenfeldt@institutephi.org PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MD — The Prince George’s Food Equity Council (FEC), an initiative of the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) has joined the Food Rescue US network to launch the Food Rescue US platform in Prince George’s County. The county’s food recovery efforts will be […]

Prince George’s County Becomes the First in the Nation to Pass Comprehensive Healthy Kids’ Meal Legislation

On Tuesday, November 17th, Prince George’s County Council unanimously approved new legislation that will make healthier drinks the default beverage options and limit calories, sugar, salt, and fat for all kids’ meals served in Prince George’s County restaurants. Sponsored by Councilmember Sydney J. Harrison, The Prince George’s County Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill (CB-071) now awaits a signature from County […]

FEC Advocacy on Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill Featured in Local Media

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council was featured in The Washington Times and on Prince George’s County TV for advocacy around the recently introduced Prince George’s County Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill (CB-071). For more information on our efforts to increase healthy options on kids’ meals, read our recent Action Alert. 

A note on tragedy and our collective fight against systemic racism:

This is a challenging time for advocates of racial justice and democracy. We’ve seen racism once again violently displayed through police brutality. We’ve all been reminded of the many lives that have ended without the outrage they deserved; those deaths that weren’t filmed and are mourned quietly by friends, families, and communities. We have also […]

Join Our Team | Summer Food Policy Internship Opportunity (CLOSED)

ABOUT THE PRINCE GEORGE’S FOOD EQUITY COUNCIL: The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) is a local food policy council, housed within the Institute for Public Health Innovation, that works to help local residents grow, sell, and choose healthy food. We are a group of hometown leaders and changemakers committed to bringing better food […]

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.

New legislation eases restrictions, builds awareness, and expands opportunities for Prince George’s County’s urban farms

MEDIA ADVISORYNew legislation eases restrictions, builds awareness, and expands opportunities for Prince George’s County’s urban farms DATE:November 12th, 2019 CONTACT:Sydney DaigleDirector, Prince George’s County Food Equity Councilsydney@juliag6.sg-host.com(240) 253-1036 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LARGO, MD, NOVEMBER 12, 2019 – Prince George’s County, MD is admired for its rich agricultural heritage, industry, and landscape. Predominantly based in its […]

Prince Georges County’s Investment in Matching Program Lifts Up Local Farms and Families

MEDIA ADVISORYPrince George’s Investment in Matching Program Lifts Up Local Farms and Families: County budget allocates $130,000 to match farmers market purchases made by low-income residents DATE:September 20, 2018 CONTACT:Sydney DaigleDirector, Prince George’s County Food Equity Councilsydney@juliag6.sg-host.com(240) 253-1036 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPPER MARLBORO, MD, July, 2018 – Prince George’s County Council approved $130,000 in the […]