The Southern Maryland Community Food Policy Council is made up of key regional food stakeholders (such as anti-hunger groups, educators, gardeners, farmers, environmental non-profits, social service workers, retail stores, interested citizens, etc). The Food Policy Council is focused on enhancing the sustainability and health of the environment, economy, and communities in the Southern Maryland region through stakeholder networking, project planning, and development. In the next year, we plan to address issues of food accessibility to hungry and underserved communities, agricultural sustainability, resource conservation, community education, and regulation efficacy.

SMADC focuses on promoting sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, and accessibility to local, nutritious food in the five southern counties of Maryland (Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s). This work will impact food security and agricultural sustainability throughout the entire state of Maryland, but will specifically target the Southern Maryland and DC regions.