Aug 18, 2021

Dear Guardian, 

Viola Public School is now offering the School Pantry Program. This program is provided free of charge to our school students through a partnership between Viola School District and the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. 

Families that have students currently signed up for free or reduced meals will be able to sign up for the School Pantry Program. Bags will be packed with food items based on the number of people within the household. The school pantry will be located within the High School building and families will pick up food boxes on a monthly to bimonthly basis. Families can pick up their pantry items between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on pick up dates. Pickup dates will be announced at a later date. Bags may contain perishable items, like frozen meat, from time to time. 

The program is planned to start in August and will continue throughout the 2021-2022 school year. Participation in the School Pantry Program will not affect your family’s eligibility for other food assistance programs such as SNAP or WIC. The School Pantry Program is separate from the School Backpack Program. The School Backpack Program is available to all food insecure students whether or not they are signed up for free or reduced price meals.

To enroll in the School Pantry Program, please complete the enclosed form and return it to Mrs. Kandie Walker at Viola High School, 314 Longhorn Drive, Viola, AR 72583. Please contact Kandie Walker at (870) 458-2213 with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to serving our community! 


Kandie Walker 

Pantry Program Coordinator 

FACS Teacher 

Viola High School 

School Pantry Program Family Information Signup Form 

Completed by Student(s) Guardian Name: _____________________________________________

Student(s) Name (all students enrolled at Viola Public School): _______________________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone Number use to notify of pickups:____________________________________

Number of people living in the household: _______________ (include all children and adults, relative and non) 

Could you or someone in your household pick up between the hours of 8:00 to 4:00? Yes   No