Our History

Micah 6 of Austin History

  • 2012 – Street Youth Drop-in Center opens. Hosts an average of 23 each Sunday.
    2012 –
    Food Pantry uses Capital Area Food Bank web-based registration tool.
    2012 – Joe Bell becomes Pantry Director in December as Linda Williams retires.
    2012 – Pantry serves 3,602 households, in 18,145 shopping trips.
  • 2011 – M6A partners with LifeWorks and University United Methodist Church
    2011 – to provide services to street youth through Freeze Nights and Figleaf.
    2011 – M6A Board votes to establish a Street Youth Outreach ministry.
    2011 – Early Bird team comes together to help unload food at 6 AM each week.
  • 2010 – M6A named Agency of the Year by Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB).
    2010–  M6A expands its work toward supporting University-area street youth.
    2010 – Speaker’s Bureau begins, now available to spread the word about M6A.
  • 2009 – The Pantry moves into a larger space at University Presbyterian Church.
    2009 – A Resource Area begins, linking recipients with support services.
    2009 – M6A welcomes Highland Park Baptist as a Member congregation.
    2009 – Economic distress deepens. Pantry shopping trips total 20,174.
  • 2008 – Food Pantry shopping trips total 13,579.
    2010 – Supporters donate $75,000 toward Pantry renovation and relocation.
  • 2007 – Food Pantry shopping trips total 11,744.
    2010 – Hyde Park Presbyterian and Central Christian join the Coalition.
    2007 – M6A adopts its first strategic plan and receives its first competitive grant.
  • 2006 – Shopping trips at the Pantry total 11,720.
    2006 CAFB begins delivering food weekly to the Pantry doors, free of charge.
    2006 – M6A is the first of CAFB’s 370+ partners to receive this service.
  • 2005 – Food Pantry shopping trips total 10,714.
    2005 –
    M6A signs an agreement with the Capital Area Food Bank.
    2005 – Randall’s on Balcones Drive begins bi-weekly donations.
    2005 –
    M6A hires a part-time Pantry Director Linda Williams.
    2005 –
    Website www.micah6austin.org goes live.
    2005
    Sunshine Community Gardens begins weekly produce donations.
  • 2004 – Food Pantry operations expand to two days per week.
    2004 – Micah 6 of Austin is incorporated as a 501(c)3 in July.
    2004 – The Micah 6 Messenger, a bi-monthly newsletter, goes to press.
    2004 – Shopping trips at the Food Pantry total 9,600.
  • 2003 – The Micah 6 Council signs an agreement to manage an on-going
    2003 – food pantry at University Baptist as an M6A program.
  • 2002 – National Council of Churches Micah 6 Director meets with interested parties.
    2002 – Representatives from nine churches form a planning committee.
    2002 – The Micah 6 Coalition is created; planning committee forms Micah 6 Council.
  • 2001 – Clergy of nine UT churches explore partnering in their outreach ministries.