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.
Micah 6 of Austin Hires Jan Hames as Coordinator
After a highly competitive search, Micah 6 of Austin has hired Jan Hames as its first Coordinator. As the Micah 6 Coordinator, Jan will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing volunteers for the food pantry and street youth programs. She will also provide staff support for the Micah 6 Board and its committees, and will manage the organization’s presence and image in the community.
The Micah 6 Board of Directors created the Coordinator position on recommendation of its strategic planning committee, which identified a key need to enhance professional management, especially in organizing our numerous volunteers.The Coordinator is the second paid staff position for Micah 6. Welcome, Jan!
“LIVE” EVENT AT UACC TO BENEFIT MICAH 6
On Sunday, April 21 University Avenue Church of Christ and University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will present LIVE – a multimedia experience for families of all ages where kids AND adults will learn virtues and make friends together. We hope your families can attend this special family event that will raise money to benefit Micah 6 Austin.
Our prayer is that this event will not only raise a significant amount of money for Micah 6 Austin, but will also be a blessing to families helping them grow closer to God together and closer to the larger Christian family in the Austin area.
For more information and to reserve tickets visit:http://www.ualive.org/
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Attend the Forum: “Toward a Cooperative Economy”
The Congregational Church of Austin will hold a forum, “Toward a Cooperative Economy,” Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 12:30 – 2 PM. There will be an introduction to co-ops, the wide variety of co-ops in Austin, and how they are formed and maintained. Guest speaker Kim Penna of College Houses will deliver a short talk and answer audience questions on how the modern cooperative works and is integrated into the larger economy. There will also be a call to those who might be interested in following up to create a housing co-op with a spiritual and social justice focus. Parking and on-site childcare are provided. All are welcome.
LOCATION: Congregational Church of Austin
408 W. 23rd Street
Austin, TX 78705-5214