Panther Pantry

The Panther Pantry was created in 2015 as a resource for our students and their families.  The program started with four students that took food home every week.  The program now provides for 160 students weekly.  The pantry also provides clothing and other essential hygiene items for the students and their families.  All questions regarding the pantry should be directed to the pantry coordinator, Deb Huston at


Back Pack Program

This program sends food home with students on the weekends and over long breaks but does not include summer break.  Food that is sent home is enough for the student to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each day not for the entire family.  To be eligible for the backpack program, please download and return the form to Southside Middle School.  Currently, there is a waiting list.

Pantry Letter.docx

Family Food Giveaway

Our Family Food Giveaway occurs monthly on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30-6:30PM or until we run out of food.  It takes place in the auxiliary gym located near the corner of 26th Street and Macedonia.  Patrons are asked not to get in line until 4:00PM so we can dismiss the students from school.  Patrons need to supply their own bags or boxes to carry the food in and must have a student in the Muncie Community School Corporation.  The upcoming dates are:

August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 7
February 15, 2018
March 22
April 19
May 17


Food gvieaway