Food pantries in Smith County Texas.

Low income and hungry families in Smith County Texas can contact a local food pantry for assistance. A number of churches, non-profit agencies, charities, and other organizations can support the needy, regardless of their background or religion.

Many of the locations below offer neighborhood outreach programs and provide food, which can include a three-day supply of perishable items, staples, and canned goods. Food banks will often include a clothes closet as well as an emergency food pantry.

Emergency aid can be provided as well when someone is at risk. Priority for crisis aid is for seniors, families with children, and the disabled. Some centers will also offer special holiday and Christmas assistance and meals.

Arp Food Pantry will assist people who are the victims of a man made or natural disaster, such as a fire, tornado, or earthquake.
Address is 107 Main Street
Arp, Texas 75750
Call - 903-859-2353

David Powell Community Food Pantry
Location is 402 W. Hubbard
Lindale, Texas 75771
Call the food pantry at 903-882-8506
Most of the items provided by this food pantry are provided on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. A second location of this food bank is at 20131 FM 16 West, Lindale, TX 75771, phone 903-882-7673

Mission of Love Food Pantry Ministry
Tyler, TX 75702
Dial 903-593-5632 for services and intake.

East Texas Food Bank
3201 Robertson Rd
Tyler, TX
Call (800) 815-3663 for referrals.
The non-profit partners with local pantries, churches and soup kitchens. Emergency food and information on government assistance such as SNAP food stamps is available to the public across Smith County Texas.





Helping Hands of Kilgore
Address - 201 South Martin
Kilgore, TX 75662
Telephone - 903-984-1796
This location is open for Kilgore residents only. Clothing, limited amounts of help for bills, rent, and other basic needs may be provided.

Love In Deed Food Pantry
10344 State Highway 31E
Tyler, Texas 75705
Call 903-566-4226
Anyone in need can call or stop by.

Manna House of Gladewater
Food pantry location is 317 Broadway
Gladewater, TX 75647
Call 903-845-3128

Mineola Kindness Kottage
119 North Johnson Street
Mineola, TX 75773

Saint Vincent - Tyler
410 South College
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone - 903-592-0027
Aid is only offered for people who meet government poverty guidelines.

Salvation Army of Tyler Social Services
Center address - 633 North Broadway
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone 903-592-4361
A number of financial assistance and food programs are offered. Examples include a pantry, SNAP food stamps, and WIC. Other services offered by referrals may include LIHEAP, free or discounted clothes, and emergency rent help.





St Paul Food Pantry & Clothes Closet
Location is 1358 East Richards
Tyler, Texas 75702
Telephone is 903-531-9455

Sylvania Church Food Pantry
Address is 2801 SSE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701

Tyler AIDS Services
Location is 409 South Bois D'Arc Street
Tyler, Texas 75701
Telephone - 903-592-0757
Applicants to this food pantry need to have AIDS/HIV and families and friends of patients.

Tyler Family Assistance Center
Address of food pantry - 412 West Ferguson
Tyler, TX 75702
Telephone number is 903-526-6707

West Erwin Benevolence Center
Food pantry is 215 South Bonner
Tyler, Texas 75702
Call the center at 903-592-3220




Additional food pantries in Smith County Texas

Locations of other centers are below. Each may have some form of resources that they can provide to the needy and low income.

  • 15892 CR 26, Tyler, Texas 75707, phone 903-566-8444
  • 1001 East McDonald, Mineola, TX 75773, 903-569-8708. This location is for residents of Mineola.
  • 226 South Phillips St., Bullard, Texas 75757, call 903-521-5711. The center is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the morning hours.
  • 402 W Front St, Tyler, TX 75702, dial 903-597-4044. This pantry is for residents within Van ISD boundary.
  • 205 South Maple, Van, Texas 75790, call 903-352-9817. Free food distribution is on Tuesdays, and is offered for anyone who needs food.
  • 5758 Old HWY 135 N, Kilgore, TX 75662, phone number 903-984-5622
  • 410 S HWY 110, Whitehouse, TX 75791, phone number 903-839-6769. Free food, meals, groceries, and other support is offered for anyone in need, however services are provided at most once per month.
  • 7330 South Broadway, Tyler, Texas 75703, call 903-561-9995
  • 16662 CR 196, Tyler, Texas 75703, call 903-581-2500. This pantry is open for persons who live outside of the Tyler City Limits, within the area of Hwy 155 South to Frankston, within the 75703 zip code, including Gresham, Flint, Bullard, parts of Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, and Smith Counties. Applicants also must live West of Hwy 69.

By Jon McNamara

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