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LIST: Food pantries available in East Texas

If you are looking for food assistance in East Texas, CBS19 has collected a list of pantries that can help serve you and your family.
Credit: East Texas Food Bank
The East Texas Food Bank is distributing emergency food boxes to those in need during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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
Call: 903-593-5632 for services and intake.

East Texas Food Bank
3201 Robertson Rd.
Tyler, TX 75701
Call: (800) 815-3663
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
201 South Martin St.
Kilgore, TX 75662
Call: 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
317 Broadway Ave.
Gladewater, TX 75647
Call: 903-845-3128

Mineola Kindness Kottage
119 North Johnson St.
Mineola, TX 75773
Call: 903-569-9197

Saint Vincent - Tyler
410 South College Ave.
Tyler, TX 75702
Call: 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
1358 East Richards St.
Tyler, Texas 75702
Call: 903-531-9455

Sylvania Church Food Pantry
2801 SSE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Call: 903-592-1591

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

Tyler Family Assistance Center
412 West Ferguson St.
Tyler, TX 75702
Call: 903-526-6707

Tyler Thrift
1700 S SE Loop 323 #302
Tyler, TX 75701
Call: 903-630-5340

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.

  • Azleway
    15892 County Road 26
    Tyler, TX 75707
    Call: 903-566-8444
  • Humble Baptist Church
    1001 East McDonald St.
    Mineola, TX 75773
    Call: 903-569-8708
  • Bullard Mission House
    226 South Phillips St.
    Bullard, TX 75757
    Call: 903-521-5711.
    The center is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the morning hours.
  • PATH
    402 W Front St.
    Tyler, TX 75702
    Call: 903-597-4044. 
  • Van Community Ministries
    205 South Maple St.
    Van, TX 75790
    Call: 903-352-9817.
  • McCary's Chapel
    5758 Old Hwy. 135 N.
    Kilgore, TX 75662
    Call: 903-984-5622
  • Colonial Hills Baptist Church
    7330 South Broadway Ave.
    Tyler, TX 75703
    Call: 903-561-9995
  • Noonday Community Library
    16662 CR 196, Tyler, TX 75703
    Call: 903-581-2500.