Food Security Task Force

The Prince George’s County Council established  The Prince George’s County Food Security Task Force with Council Resolution CR-62-2020 to address issues related to the demand and supply of healthy food, food health connections, school meals, and overall food security in Prince George’s County.  

The Prince George's County Food Security Task Force would build on the work of the Food System Study initiated by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Two research projects were inspired by the study; the 2015 Healthy Food for All Prince Georgians project assessment and the 2018 Healthy Food Policy Project published by "Prince George's County Food Equity Council: Taking on Food Swamps through Policy Change" The goal is to identify challenges and opportunities and provide recommendations for creating a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system that ensures every Prince Georgian has access to nutritious, affordable, sustainably grown, safe and culturally appropriate food.

The Prince George’s County Food Security TaskForce shall be composed of 21 stakeholders:

  • One (1) member appointed by the County Council Chair who will serve as the Chair; 
  • A representative from the Prince George’s County Legislative Branch
  • A representative from Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • A representative from the Prince George’s County Health Department
  • A representative from the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District
  • A representative from Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
  • A representative from Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation
  • A representative from Prince George’s County Department of Family Services
  • A representative from the Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management
  • A Prince George’s County farmer appointed by the County Council; 
  • An aggregate supplier from Prince George’s County appointed by the County Council; 
  • A representative from University of Maryland Extension who is a nutritionist
  • A grocer operating in Prince George’s County appointed by the County Council; 
  • A representative from the Prince George’s County Food Recovery Network
  • A representative from the Capital Area Food Bank
  • A representative from Prince George’s County Public Schools appointed by the Prince George’s County Public Schools Chief Executive Officer; CR-062-2020 (DR-1) 
  • A Prince George’s County nonprofit which deals with direct hunger relief and/or anti- poverty advocacy appointed by the County Council; 
  • A representative from a Prince George’s County Hospital System community benefit Department; 
  • A representative from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; and 
  • A representative from a Prince George’s County faith-based organization appointed by the County Council.

The Task Force shall also submit a written report on or before June 30, 2021.