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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.  Virtual students are eligible to receive a backpack.  To be eligible for the backpack program, please download and return the form to Southside Middle School.  
Backpack Program Form and Guidelines


Family Food Giveaway

Our Family Food Giveaway occurs monthly on the third Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) from 5:00-6:00PM or until we run out of food.  It takes place in the West Parking Lot located near the football field.  Patrons are asked not to get in line until 4:30PM 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 attending Southside Middle School.  The upcoming dates are:

August 19
September 17
October 22
November 19
February 18, 2021
March 18
April 15
May 20