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David Harrington Food Justice Award

The David Harrington Food Justice Award is dedicated to honoring a food justice champion in Prince George’s County. The award will be given to a person who has shown exceptional commitment to creating a healthier and more equitable food system. The award is named after the late David Harrington, a passionate advocate for food justice […]

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY FOOD EQUITY COUNCIL MARKS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Launches David Harrington Food Justice Award   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  –  October 19, 2023  For More Information, Contact:   FEC: Food Equity Council Program Manager Julia Groenfeldt 202-747-3455 julia@pgcfec.org  IPHI: Communications Director Taya Jarman, APR 202-747-3541 tjarman@institutephi.org  Prince George’s County, MD – The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (FEC) is thrilled to announce its 10th year anniversary celebration. This celebration is a […]

Maryland Local Food Council Collaborative Funds Five New Food Councils

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 8, 2023 For More Information, Contact: Evelyn Kelly Organization: Prince George’s County Food Equity Council, Institute for Public Health Innovation Title: Program Director Contact: Ekelly@institutephi.org, 202-407-7086 Prince George’s County, MD – The Maryland Local Food Council Collaborative will award $10,000 to five new Maryland-based food councils throughout the state. Funding will be […]

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council and Washington Gas Unveil Cold Storage Trailers to Ensure Fresh Food is Available to Those in Need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30, 2023 For More Information, Contact: Institute for Public Health Innovation: Communications Director Taya Jarman, APR 202-747-3541 E: Tjarman@institutephi.org Washington Gas: Andre Francis, Director, Strategic Communications E: andre.francis@washgas.com Two refrigerated trailers will increase food storage capacity, reduce food waste, and support sustainable infrastructure to respond to food system disruptions. Prince […]

Food Equity Council Advocacy Update 

The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council is always trying to find new ways to keep its members connected. Our 2023 policy tracker tool , which was updated weekly, features state-level bills the food council supports along with a short description and the relevant information. The 2023 Maryland General Assembly has come to a close […]

We’re Hiring! | Senior Program Manager, Food Systems Innovation

The Institute for Public Health Innovation is hiring a Senior Program Manager, Food Systems Innovation, to lead the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council. More details are included below. The application is available here. Please share!  Senior Program Manager, Food Systems Innovation Application deadline: March 10th, 2023  Apply here!  As the public health institute serving the District of Columbia, Maryland, and […]

Justice for Black Farmers

Throughout Black History Month, we’ve seen energy and enthusiasm to uplift Black stories. While Black History Month has ended, we’d like to encourage that energy of highlighting Black stories in our food system.  For decades, Black farmers have contributed to our food system while enduring social and economic inequities.  Justice for Black Farmers Act.  Over […]

Prince George’s County Healthy Corner Store Initiative Guidance and Toolkit 

Check out this toolkit that was prepared for the Institute for Public Health Innovation in coordination with the Prince George’s County Health Department, this document consists of an in-depth profile of existing conditions for small corner stores in the Healthy Food Priority Areas of Prince George’s County. Retail market conditions and data are analyzed, case […]

The FEC Joins a Partnership To Solve Food Security Issues in MD

The National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator program has awarded a University of Maryland team $750k. The Mid-Atlantic Food Resiliency Network (MFRN) will develop a food system convergence research Univ. of Maryland collaborators from the areas of agriculture, business, engineering, information studies, and dining services, along with the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council (PGCFEC) to reduce hunger, […]