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:

May 5:  CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County.  1 pm distribution.  Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

May 6:  Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Avenue, DuBois – Clearfield County. 10:00 am distribution. First come, first served.

May 8: 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 April 27 to May 2nd.  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.

May 9:  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 April 27-May 2.  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.

May 10:  Erie Heights, 4024 Garden Avenue, Erie – Erie County.  5:00 pm distribution.  Open to Erie Heights and Pineview residents only.  First come, first served.

May 11:  Gethsemane, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution.  Call the church at 761-1723.

May 12:  First UMC of Union City, Union City – Erie County. 11 am distribution.  First come, first served.

May 15:  First Assembly of God, Punxsutawney – Jefferson County.  5:00 pm distribution.  Call the church at 814-938-3736 to pre-register.

May 16:  Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County.  2 pm distribution.  Call the church at 368-8915.

May 17: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

May 17:  McKinley Elementary School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County.  2:30 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling 459-3663, ext. 121.  If you attend the Produce Express at Wayne School, please do not pre-register for this event.

May 18:  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.

May 20:  Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave., Clarendon – Warren County.  9 am distribution.  First come, first served.

May 22:  Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

May 23:  Chapel on the Hill, 6202 Emlenton-Clintonville Rd., Emlenton – Venango County.  1 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling the church at 724-867-6771.

May 24:  Otto Township Fire Hall, 26 Oil Valley Rd., McKean County.  1 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling Duke Center UM Church at 966-3922.

May 25:  Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox – Clarion County. 12:15 pm distribution. First come, first served.

May 26:  CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County.  3 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.

May 31:  Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School, 235 E. 11th Street, Erie – Erie County.  Pre-register by calling 459-3663, ext. 121.  Open to families of Pfeiffer-Burleigh school and the immediate area around the school.

June 1:  Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County.  4 pm distribution.  Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

June 2:  CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County.  1 pm distribution.  Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

June 3:  Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main St., Tidioute – Warren County.  10 am.  First come, first served.

June 7:  Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-764-3332 the week before the event.

June 8: Gethsemane, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution.  Call the church at 761-1723.

June 9:  Polk, at Sugar Valley Lodge, 196 Church St., Polk.  2 pm.

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

June 12: 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 1 to 5th.  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

June 13:  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 June 1 to June 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.

June 13:  St. Elizabeth RCC, 307 Franklin St., Smethport.  Call 366-3186 om Feb. 6th from 6 to 8 pm to pre-register.

June 15:  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.

June 16:  Pleasantview Alliance, 16233 Highway 86, Saegertown – Crawford County.  3:00 pm distribution. Call the church at 763-4880 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pre-register.

June 17: Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., Sugar Grove – Warren County.  10 am.  Sign up at the event.

June 21: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

June 22:  Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox – Clarion County. 12:15 pm distribution. First come, first served.

June 26:  Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

June 27:  Centerville Fire Hall, Centerville.  Crawford County. Noon.

 June 30CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.

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