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Program Description

  Food Systems Resilience

OFSR is charged with developing and maintaining a strategy for improving the efficiency, equity, sustainability, and resilience of the food systems in Montgomery County. Through fostering public-private partnerships with the community for systems change, OFSR will expand upon the County government's investments in ensuring equitable and dignified access to nutritious, culturally diverse foods for all residents and harness the unique strengths of business, nonprofit, and government partners to enhance the health of our people, economy, and natural resources. Ensuring greater County government focus on food systems data collection, monitoring, and reporting (including food access and security data) is a priority of OFSR.

Program Contacts

Contact Heather Bois Bruskin of the Office of Food Systems Resilience at 240.773.3349 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved11181313.00
Enhance: Annualization of Food Systems Resilience Strategy (Continuation of Special Appropriation #24-37)43500000.00
Add: Community Food Assistance Competitive Grant Program (Food Staples Transition)35000000.00
Shift: Staff and Food Contracts from the Department of Health and Human Services22382961.00
Enhance: One-time Food Staples Program Transition through Pandemic Providers17500000.00
Enhance: Capital Area Food Bank and Manna Food Center Support During Food Staples Transition11000000.00
Enhance: Increase Contract Monitoring Capacity949031.00
Increase Cost: Nutrition Benefits Outreach and Enrollment Support Expansion600000.00
Increase Cost: Office Supplies20000.00
Increase Cost: Telecommunication Cell Phone10000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.989260.00
FY25 Recommended143132565.00