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Free food pantries. groceries and meals in Smith County Texas.

Find where low income families and people with no money in Smith County Texas will get free food or groceries from. A number of churches, non-profit agencies, charities, and government organizations provide assistance. There are food banks, soup kitchens, SNAP application sites and other programs. Locate a free food pantry near you below in Tyler and Smith County TX.

The elderly, homeless, disabled and single moms and others can get free boxes of food or personal toiletries. Or get baby formula, Ensure for a senior and other goods. Find details below, as well as a phone number at the bottom of the page for other Smith County free food programs.

Many of the locations below offer neighborhood outreach programs, such as helping Smith County TX families get food stamps. This is done as they provide free groceries, which can include a three-day or longer supply of perishable items, staples, and canned goods. Food banks will often include a clothes closet as well as an emergency food pantry, often a drive-thru. There are also free holiday meals and food baskets.

Emergency aid can be provided as well when someone is at risk, including from Salvation Army centers in the region. Some locations will also offer special holiday and Christmas assistance or meals as well as Thanksgiving turkey dinners. Read more on a Salvation Army food pantry.

Places for free food in Smith County and Tyler TX

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

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. Free groceries, non-perishable items such as cereal, flour, canned meat or tuna and more is offered. A second location of this food bank is at 20131 FM 16 West, Lindale, TX 75771, phone 903-882-7673

Mission of Love Ministry - Liberty Baptist Church
2506 N Broadway Ave, 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 in Smith County TX, including mobile pantries. Emergency food and information on government assistance such as SNAP food stamps is available to the public across Smith County Texas. Or the homebound can get help from Meals on Wheels, or surplus government commodities.

Helping Hands of Kilgore
Address - 201 South Martin, Kilgore, TX 75662. Telephone - 903-984-1796
Free grocery programs, food baskets, paper products and other goods are provided to low-income families or hte unemployed. This location is open for Kilgore residents only. Clothing, limited amounts of help for bills, rent, and other basic needs may be provided.

First Baptist Church Swan
11364 US Hwy 69 N, Tyler, TX 75706. Dial (903) 705-9170
The free food pantry is open each Tuesday at 2:00 until 6:00 p.m.

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

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. There is also a free soup kitchen for meals, including breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Smith County. There are free Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas meals too. Other services offered by referrals may include LIHEAP, free or discounted clothes, and emergency rent help. Continue with Salvation Army assistance programs Smith County TX.

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





Mineola Kindness Kottage
316 E Broad St, Mineola, TX 75773. Call 903-569-9197

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

St Paul Food Pantry & Clothes Closet
Location is 1358 East Richards
Tyler, Texas 75702
Telephone is 903-531-9455
Programs include a free food pantry, soup kitchen, and thrift store. Get fresh food, infant formula or canned groceries too. There are pots and pans, meals or food boxes for the poor, and other resources.

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, soup kitchens and programs 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.





Additional free food programs near you in Smith County TX

In addition to the list above, there are other charities and government programs that help the poor, low income, children and others. There are programs such as SNAP food stamps, free school lunches or breakfast programs from the USDA. Feeding America of Eastern TX has resources too, including referrals to even more food pantries throughout Smith County. Call 903.597.3663 for referrals.


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