Food Pantry in Tyler, Texas

Sylvania Food Pantry

Open Hours: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.

We are closed the day before Thanksgiving and the 4th week of December.

Address: 2806 Santa Elana Tyler, TX 75701


Located directly behind Sylvania Church, the food pantry is a community outreach ministry of Sylvania Church aimed at helping those in Tyler, TX, Smith County, and the greater east Texas area who are in need. Here are some common questions.

Where is the food pantry?

Our food pantry is located directly behind the church in a white brick house. The street address is 2806 Santa Elena Tyler, TX 75701.

When is the food pantry open?

Unless otherwise noted at the top of this page, the food pantry is open from 5:30pm-7:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month.

What do I need to bring with me?

We’re blessed to provide help to those in need. Here are the things you need to bring to give us that opportunity:

1) Valid photo ID
2) Recent utility bill

Who can receive help?

The Sylvania Church Food Pantry serves residents of Smith County only. If you need assistance beyond what Sylvania provides or if you live elsewhere in east Texas, then dial 411 for a directory of food pantries in your area.

Where does the food pantry get its food?

The vast majority of our food is (1) purchased from the East Texas Food Bank or (2) donated by the members of Sylvania Church, often as result of the efforts of our Kids on Mission children’s ministry.

What Needs Can I Meet?

If you’re a Sylvania member looking to serve your community, here are a few of the ways you can get involved in the food pantry.

Pick up groceries

We pick up food from the East Texas Food Bank once every 4-6 weeks.

Donate non-perishables

You can drop off non-perishable goods in the fellowship hall. Thank you!

Bag groceries

Every week, we bag groceries in preparation for those who are in need.

Carry groceries

We aim to treat our guests the way we want to be treated. That means able-bodied people carrying groceries to the car!

Administrative Help

A smoothly running food pantry requires data entry and secretarial skills. We’re always in need, so let us know if you’re interested!

Interview People

We collect data for the food bank, but that’s just the beginning. We listen to people, pray with people, and talk with them about Jesus.

How Can I Get Involved?

Because of the size and significance of the food pantry ministry, we would love your help. So, if you are a member of Sylvania and would like to serve in the food pantry, first login to CCB, our member portal. Then, click “Groups,” search “Food Pantry,” and then click “Join Group.” Or just complete the form below and we will be in touch.

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