On-Campus Food Pantry

The Patriot Pantry is dedicated to helping students 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.

Spring 2020 Hours:
Due to the change in university operations, the Patriot Pantry will open for appointments for the month of April.  To schedule an appointment please e-mail


Located in Library 223 (outside of the Library in the old coffee shop).
*For immediate assistance email us, call Student Engagement at 903.565.5645, or stop by our suite in University Center 3400 (third floor).

Before Your First Visit:
Please take a moment to fill out the intake form. Fill out the form, save it to your computer, and then email it to us at

Most Needed Items:

  • Canned meats (pop-top lids) - chicken, tuna, etc.
  • Peanut butter
  • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili, etc.)
  • Tuna snack packs
  • Canned vegetables (pop-top lids)
  • Canned fruit (pop-top lids)
  • Cereal (individual serving boxes)
  • 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

Additional Resources:
Coming soon.


Item donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Student Engagement, UC 3400, or at the food pantry Tuesdays & Fridays from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Library 223.