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. If you’re in need, here’s what you need to know:
When Is the Food Pantry Open?
Our hours of operation are located in the sidebar of this page. If you’re on a mobile device, then scroll down a bit and you should find it there. If for some reason that doesn’t work, then contact us. We’re glad to help.
What Do I Need to Bring in Order to Get Help?
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 Sylvania Get the 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 Are the Food Pantry’s Needs?
Here are some of the ways you can help:
- Pick up groceries from the East Texas Food Bank (approx. once every 4-8 weeks)
- Donate non-perishable grocery items (drop off in fellowship hall)
- Bag groceries to be given to those in need
- Carry groceries to people’s vehicles
- Perform secretarial duties
- Interview (i.e., take necessary personal information, share the gospel, and pray with those in need, as opportunity arises).
We’re trusting God to provide for the Food Pantry, and are hoping you’ll prayer consider whether you are the means by which God does so.
How Do 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, click HERE to login to the “Members” area. Then, click “Groups,” search “Food Pantry,” and then click “Join Group.” Alternatively, you can complete the form below and we will be in touch.