Food Pantry Shopping
All are welcome to shop at the food pantry. Shoppers come from many walks of life: some have mental and physical disabilities, some are burdened with addictions, some are undocumented immigrants with families who do not qualify for government assistance, and some have unexpectedly experienced unemployment or other crisis and are unable to provide food for their families.
The pantry is located in University Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78705. Shoppers enter through the courtyard gate on the north side of the church building on San Antonio Street (across from the San Antonio Parking Garage).
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Food Pantry volunteers
Over 60 volunteers are needed each week to operate the pantry. Our volunteers include members of faith communities, UT and high school students, families, or anyone who wants to join in the important work of feeding the hungry.
Thursday Volunteer Shifts:
9:00 - 11:00 AM: Unload donations
3:00 - 5:00 PM: Stock pantry
5:00 - 8:00 PM: Assist shoppers
Saturday Volunteer Shifts:
8:00 - 10:00 AM: Stock pantry
9:00 AM - 12 Noon: Assist shoppers
Volunteers must be at least 7-years-old. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Closed-toed shoes are required.
Pantry volunteers should enter through the south basement door of University Presbyterian Church on 22nd Street (between San Antonio and Guadalupe Streets).
Please read our Volunteer Guidelines.
All volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Information Form.
Parents volunteering with children under 18 are required to complete a Child Volunteer Information Form.
Food Pantry Donations
Micah 6 distributes more than 10,000 pounds of food each month. Just over half the food comes from the Central Texas Food Bank. We rely on direct donations for the rest. Volunteers pick food up at area stores like Randalls, H-E-B, Whole Foods, Pepperidge Farm, and Trader Joe’s. Our Member Congregations make regular donations of food as well.
Food donation guidelines:
Healthy, non-perishable food, including donations from community or backyard gardens
Non-breakable packaging (no glass)
Intact, unopened consumer or commercial packaging
Non-perishable donation suggestions:
Canned meats such as tuna and stew (pop-tops preferred)
Canned vegetables and soup
Packaged milk and juice that requires no refrigeration
Reusable bags for our shoppers
Donations can be brought to the food pantry on Thursdays 3:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturdays 8:30 AM - 12 Noon. Other days/times can be arranged with the Executive Director using the Contact form.
FOOD PANTRY FAQ
Where is the Micah 6 Food Pantry located?
The pantry is located in the basement of University Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78705. Shoppers enter through the courtyard gate on the north side of the church building on San Antonio Street (across from the San Antonio Parking Garage). Volunteers enter through the basement door on the south side of the church building on 22nd Street (between San Antonio and Guadalupe Streets).