Back-of-truckThe Produce Express program delivers a truckload of food for up to 200 struggling families in need where traditional food pantries are not available. Each truck carries enough in goods to provide eligible families with 25-50 pounds of nutritious food, free of charge.

By making fresh, healthy produce available to those who normally would not have access to it, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and our partner agencies are working to encourage the community to eat healthier and make better nutritional choices. When available, Produce Express trucks also include other grocery items and non-food essentials.

How can you help?

Host a Produce Express

Second Harvest partners with churches, community centers, public housing complexes, fire halls, and other organizations to organize, fund and provide volunteers for Produce Express visits. To discuss becoming a host, please contact rorinko@nwpafoodbank.org or call 814-459-3663 x 102.

Volunteer

Volunteer individuals and groups pack and hand out bags of fresh produce and other grocery products that can be used as supplements to meals for recipients. To volunteer at a Produce Express site, please call Rita Orinko at 814-459-3663 x 102 or email at rorinko@nwpafoodbank.org.

Donate

Donations are gratefully accepted to help expand our Produce Express program. Donate online or by check. Call Zachary Webb at 814-459-3663 x 114 or email zwebb@nwpafoodbank.org with any questions.

Distribution Guidelines

At all Produce Express distributions, please bring a proof of residency (phone bill, utility bill) as well as a box or basket to carry grocery products home.

Recipients must have income levels no greater than 150% of the federal poverty guidelines.

  • Household of 1: no more than $1485 / month
  • Household of 2: no more than $2003 / month
  • Household of 3: no more than $2520 / month
  • Household of 4: no more than $3038 / month
  • Household of 5: no more than $3555 / month

Upcoming Produce Express Mobile Distributions

Distribution Information

Upcoming dates:

July 5:  Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-764-3332 the week before the event.

July 6:  Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County.  4 pm distribution.  Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

July 7:  CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County.  1 pm distribution.  Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

July 8:  Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Avenue, DuBois – Clearfield County. 10:00 am distribution. First come, first served.

July 10: Wayne School, 650 East Avenue, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/wayne or by calling Second Harvest at 459-3663, ext. 121 from June 30-July 5.  Bring ID and box for your food. Do not park in the school parking lot.  To qualify, you must live East of State Street and in zip code 16503 or 16507

July 11:  Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution.  Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling  at 814-459-3663, ext. 117 from July 1 to  July 5th.  Bring ID and do not arrive before 3:45 pm.  If you attend the Wayne School Produce Express, you ARE NOT eligible for the Second Harvest distribution.

July 11:  Otterbein Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield – Warren County.  3:30pm distribution.  First come, first served.

July 12:  Erie Heights, 4024 Garden Avenue, Erie – Erie County.  5:00 pm distribution.  Open to Erie Heights and Pineview residents only.  First come, first served.

July 13: Gethsemane, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution.  Call the church at 761-1723.

July 14:  YMCA Ridgway, 34 N Broad Street, Ridgway – Elk County.  11am distribution.

July 17:  First UMC of Union City, Union City – Erie County. 11 am distribution.  First come, first served.

July 18:  Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County.  2 pm distribution.  Call the church at 368-8915.

July 19: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

July 20:  First Lutheran Church, 109 W. 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling 814-726-2400 the first of the month.

July 22:  Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave., Clarendon – Warren County.  9 am distribution.  First come, first served.

July 24:  Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

July 25:  Chapel on the Hill, 6202 Emlenton-Clintonville Rd., Emlenton – Venango County.  1 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling the church at 724-867-6771.

July 26:  Otto Township Fire Hall, 26 Oil Valley Rd., McKean County.  1 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling Duke Center UM Church at 966-3922.

July 27:  Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox – Clarion County. 12:15 pm distribution. First come, first served.

July 28: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.

August 1:  Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-764-3332 the week before the event.

August 3:  Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County.  4 pm distribution.  Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

August 4:  CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County.  1 pm distribution.  Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

August 5:  Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main Street, Tidioute – Warren County.  10am distribution.  First come, first served.

August 8:  St. Elizabeth RCC, 307 Franklin St., Smethport.  Call 366-3186 om Feb. 6th from 6 to 8 pm to pre-register.

August 8:  Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution.  Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling  at 814-459-3663, ext. 117 from July 27 to August 1.  Bring ID and do not arrive before 3:45 pm.  If you attend the Wayne School Produce Express, you ARE NOT eligible for the Second Harvest distribution.

August 9:  Military Share at the Erie VA Medical Center, 135 E 38th Street, Erie – Erie County.  5:00 p.m. distribution.  Pre-register by calling Cindy at 459-3663 ext. 103.

August 10:  Gethsemane, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution.  Call the church at 761-1723.

August 12:  Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Avenue, DuBois – Clearfield County. 10:00 am distribution. First come, first served.

August 14: Wayne School, 650 East Avenue, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/wayne or by calling Second Harvest at 459-3663, ext. 121 from July 27 to August 7.  Bring ID and box for your food. Do not park in the school parking lot.  To qualify, you must live East of State Street and in zip code 16503 or 16507.

August 16: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

August 17:  First Lutheran Church, 109 W. 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling 814-726-2400 the first of the month.

August 19:  Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., Sugar Grove – Warren County.  10 am.  Sign up at the event.

August 22:  Centerville Fire Hall, Centerville.  Crawford County. Noon.

August 24:  Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox – Clarion County. 12:15 pm distribution. First come, first served. 

August 25:  CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County.  3 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.

August 28:  Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

Check back later for more Produce Express distribution dates . . .