Riena Long Joins Micah 6 as Director of Pantry Operations
Micah 6 of Austin is pleased to announce that Riena Long has accepted the position of Director of Pantry Operations. As director, Riena is responsible for food safety management and the day-to-day work of the largest free-pick food pantry in Travis County.
“Access to healthy food is an issue I am very passionate about,” said Riena. “I have seen first-hand that those worrying about where their next meal will come from have an even greater struggle facing other barriers when their primary barrier is hunger.”
Riena comes to Micah 6 from AmeriCorps Keep Austin Housed program, where she was a case management aid at Trinity Center. Prior to Trinity Center, Riena provided resident support services at Arbor Terrace for Foundation Communities. She co-administered the food pantry at Arbor Terrace, working closely with Capital Area Food Bank and other Austin social service agencies. Riena is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
“During my time at Trinity Center, we embraced the concept of loving thy neighbor as thyself above all else while serving the downtown Austin homeless community,” Riena continued. “I take those words with me into the great work of Micah 6.”