Thank you to donors Mary Dodd and veterinarian Michael Mullen, who responded to our request for large wire kennels last month. Many of our guests at the Street Youth Drop-in Center have dogs, and appreciate that Micah 6 provides a safe, shady place for their dogs to rest while they are visiting the Center. If you’d like to volunteer with the Drop-in Center, contact Jan Hames, Micah 6 volunteer coordinator.
Micah 6 Report for 2012 Presented at Annual Meeting
Micah 6 held its annual meeting June 1, 2013. We welcomed new Board member the Reverend Linda Bourianoff, pastor of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, along with Carl Noble of University Christian Church and Craig Moore of University Avenue Church of Christ. The Reverend Cheryl Kimble of Highland Park Baptist Church begins a new three-year term, as does Mac McKaskle of University Baptist Church. We are very grateful to retiring Board members Craig Bell of University Christian Church and Ruth Crowson of University Avenue Church of Christ for their years of faithful service to Micah 6.
Officers for 2013 are
The Reverend Liz Nash, Brazos Association Minister, United Church of Christ
Mac McKaskle, University Baptist Church
Jackie Chuter, First English Lutheran Church
Brian Hopper, All Saints Episcopal Church
The 2012 Annual Report is now available here.
Learn More about Affordable Housing in Austin
Morning at Mueller, the former Austin airport. Redevelopment plans for the city-owned land called for a mix of housing, including affordable housing.
Recently, Austinites rejected an affordable housing bond proposal. The issue may be presented again in November. KUT aired a 4-part series last week called “Affordable Housing 101″ to help listeners understand the complexities of building affordable housing in Austin. What do you think?
Affordable Housing 101, presented by KUT
Micah 6 to Hold Annual Meeting June 1st
Micah 6 of Austin will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, June 1, 2013 immediately after the Food Pantry closes. Member congregations, volunteers, and Friends of Micah 6 will hear a brief report of Micah 6 activities in 2012 and meet new Board members and staff.
A short Board meeting will follow the Annual meeting. Light refreshments will be served.
All are welcome!
Micah 6 Annual Meeting
June 1, 2013
1 to 2 PM
Great Hall, University Presbyterian Church
2203 San Antonio Street Austin, TX 78705
Directions and parking: http://upcaustin.org/directions-parking
Texas Reps Send Breakfast Bill to Governor Perry
Today, the Texas House gave final approval to a bill that would expand the National School Breakfast program in Texas. Under the bill, schools where 80 percent or more students qualify must offer breakfast. As the Senate voted to pass the bill on Thursday morning, Austin area Hunger Warriors rallied on the south steps of the Capitol to urge the bill’s passage. The Hunger Warriors have spent a year learning about the issue of food insufficiency and childhood hunger. Congratulations to the Hunger Warriors for being terrific advocates!
Joanna Linden of the Capital Area Food Bank thanks the Hunger Warriors for their efforts to end childhood hunger. In 2011, CAFB served 33,500 meals to hungry Central Texas kids in the Kids Café after school program.
Visit our Facebook page for more photos:Rally to End Childhood Hunger
Help Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 11
You can help stamp out hunger this Saturday by collecting non-perishable food items and leaving them out for your letter carrier to pick up. All food collected will go to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Each week, Micah 6 of Austin receives more than 10,000 pounds of food from CAFB. For more information, visit http://www.austinfoodbank.org/events/signature/stamp-out-hunger/
UT School of Public Policy Hosts Food System Panel Discussion
The Daily Texan, April 30, 2013
“A just food system means that everybody that lives in a community has the same access, and access to resources in that food system,” says Austin City Council member Mike Martinez. According to Martinez, Austin does not have a just food system. What do you think?
Left to right, Heather Frambach, Margaret Shaw, Mike Martinez and moderator Paula McDermott discuss the growing business of food sustainability during the ‘Food Justice and The Local Food Economy’ panel at the LBJ School of Affairs on Monday afternoon.
A Place at the Table: Hunger in Austin Showcase May 2, 2013
The Creative Activist Network at UT will showcase their multimedia Social Action Projects highlighting the issue of hunger in Austin, followed by a screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, A Place at the Table. After the film, there will be a Q&A with director Kristi Jacobson.
This event will also be a food drive benefiting Keep Austin Fed. Please bring canned non-perishable foods.
Thursday, May 2nd | 6:45 PM
SAC Auditorium at The University of Texas 2201 Speedway Austin, TX 78712
The event is FREE, but you must RSVP on EventBrite. An RSVP does not guarantee admittance. Come early to ensure you get a seat.