On-Campus Food Pantry

On-Campus Food Pantry

UT Tyler Service

The Patriot Pantry is dedicated to helping students, staff, faculty and community members in need. Its primary mission is to provide necessary food and personal care items to members of the UT Tyler community, but the anticipated impact will reach much further. Our pantry is completely donor funded; no student fees go towards the pantry. 

Fall 2024 Hours will be posted in August

Summer 2024 Hours by appointment only

Email patriotpantry@uttyler.edu or call 903.565.5645 to set up an appointment for Summer 2024


For updates on when the pantry is open and pantry events check: @uttylerpatriotpantry

The Pantry is Closed on the weekends. Please plan ahead for your visit. The pantry is available outside of hours only for emergency situations. If you need to set an appointment for a timeframe that is not listed, it will need to be 24 hours in advance, and you can email us or call 903.565.5645.

If you are in immediate need and we are not available, you can check out the other food resources in Tyler.

Located in Library 223 (outside of the library main doors).

Most needed items:

  • Canned meats (pop-top lids) - chicken, tuna, etc.
  • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili, etc.)
  • Tuna snack packs
  • Canned vegetables (pop-top lids) 
  • Canned fruit (pop-top lids)
  • Breakfast on the go (pop-tarts, cereal) 
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit, etc.)
  • Pastas (Mac-n-Cheese, Ramen, etc.)
  • Drinks (water, V8, etc.) - individuals and gallons
  • Bath and hygiene products

We cannot accept:

  • Expired items 
  • Baked goods
  • Foods in opened packaging
  • Foods with no expiration date listed 


If you would like to donate, you can contact us via email or telephone. We accept all donations that follow our guidelines.

Email patriotpantry@uttyler.edu with any questions!

UT Tyler Faculty and Staff can set up a payroll deduction.