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 to Produce Express visits. To discuss becoming a host, please contact Mobile Pantry Coordinator Bailey Giesbrecht at bgiesbrecht@nwpafoodbank.org or 814-459-3663 x 109.

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 Bailey at the above email address and phone number.

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 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 $1561 / month
  • Household of 2: no more than $2114 / month
  • Household of 3: no more than $2666 / month
  • Household of 4: no more than $3219 / month
  • Household of 5: no more than $3771 / month

Upcoming Produce Express Mobile Distributions

Distribution Information

 

 

March 18: Church of The Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2:00 pm distribution.

March 18: Pleasantville Firehall, 102 Merrick St, Pleasantville – Venago County. 12:00pm distribution time.

March 18: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 2:30 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1:00 pm.

March 19: First Lutheran Church, 109 West 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution.

March 21: Clarendon Produce Express, 22 Brown Ave, Clarendon- Warren County. 9:00am distribution.

March 23: Federated Church of East Springfield, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution.

March 24: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive – Erie County. 4pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 2:00 pm.

March 25: Otto Township Fire Hall, 118 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center – McKean County. 1:00pm distribution.

***The Military Share on March 25 usually held at the Erie VA Medical Center will now be held at Second Harvest  with distribution to begin at 2:30pm.   Please stay in your car and our staff will instruct you where to park.

***The school pantry at Edison Elementary School is temporarily closed due to concerns of COVID-19.  

***The Produce Express on March 26 usually held at the Erie County Health Department will now be held at Second Harvest with distribution to begin at 2:30 pm.  Please stay in your car and our staff will instruct you where to park.

March 27: C&M Alliance Church, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution.

***The Military Share in Franklin schedule for March 31st has been cancelled.