Will Jawando
County Councilmember | Montgomery County, MD

Food for Montgomery

Idea Category: Safety Net


With Covid there is an unprecedented degree of food insecurity in Montgomery County. Not only was there a greater need in the number of families and individuals experiencing food insecurity for the first time, but there was also a lack of strategic planning and implementation for meeting these needs. 


Councilmember Jawando worked with partners such as the Capital Area Food Bank, Manna Food Bank, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the Montgomery County Food Council, local farmers, local small restaurants and caterers, faith organizations, and other non-profits to create a reimagined operation to address food insecurity. Thanks to grants from Food for Montgomery, partner organizations were able to buy or lease trucks, cold storage, technology, and other key resources which helped them increase the quantity and quality of food distributed.

More Idea’s From Will Jawando

Home Act/Rent Stabilization

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity, Housing | Funding Source: ARP

New Standards for Police Use of Force

Idea Category: Criminal Justice, Equity & Opportunity, Public Safety | Funding Source: ARP

The Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency Act (LETT Act)

Idea Category: Smart Government | Funding Source: ARP