MoCo Students Will Compete in Culinary Challenge to Create a School Lunch That Meets USDA Guidelines

Following two years of virtual competition, in its tenth year, the Culinary Challenge returns to a live event open to the public.

Silver Diner will sponsor and participate in 10th Annual Culinary Challenge with judges Kevin Tien, David Hagedorn, Shelby McCrone, Stefano Marzano, Shane Logan and Dahlia Badt. Chef Ype Von Hengst of Silver Diner will serve as the student advocate in helping students problem solve and providing some tips and recommendations.

Real Food for Kids, a nonprofit focused on elevating school food, hosts its 10th Annual Culinary Challenge. Six teams from Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Montgomery County high schools and middle schools will compete to create a school lunch dish that meets USDA guidelines. The winning dish will be featured on the schools’ lunch menus.

On March 5th, 2022, at Hayfield Secondary School in Arlington, VA, the 10th Annual Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge will take place as this year’s teams will go before a panel of celebrity chefs, food critics, school nutrition professionals, and fellow students for the chance to have their dish served in cafeterias across the DC region.
You can come have a taste and judge for yourself which team should go home with the top prize!
Also, enjoy an informative panel discussion, “Collaboration + Innovation: Keys to the Future of School Food”, an exclusive book signing with Ellie Krieger, and much more.

The event is free and open to the public.More information on how to register for this year’s Culinary Challenge on Saturday, March 5 here.

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Oak Chapel is excited that Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (PPMCO) in partnership with Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) have selected the Oak Chapel Hub as the location for the first mini-food pantry/mini library in Montgomery County. Please join us for the cupboard unveiling on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM (rain or shine). This is scheduled to be an outdoor event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the main church building (Hub distribution location). The cupboard will be fully stocked and ready for the community to take what they need and leave what they can. It is a privilege to be able to continue to serve the 20906 community.

Fighting food insecurity, feeding families.

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Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

https://www.filmindependent.org/sponsored-projects/ultimate-bias/

https://www.silvanomarifilms.com/jis

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.

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