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 Agency Relations Coordinator Gerry Weiss at gweiss@nwpafoodbank.org or 814-459-3663 x 120, or Agency Relations Coordinator Cindy Plymyer at cplymyer@nwpafoodbank.org or 814-459-3663 x 103.

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 Gerry Weiss or Cindy Plymyer at the above email addresses and phone numbers.

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 $1518 / month
  • Household of 2: no more than $2058 / month
  • Household of 3: no more than $2598 / month
  • Household of 4: no more than $3138 / month
  • Household of 5: no more than $3678 / month

Upcoming Produce Express Mobile Distributions

Distribution Information

 

June 2019:

June 24:  Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County.  1:30 pm distribution.  First come, first served.

June 25: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling Cindy at 459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID showing current address.  Please do not arrive before 3 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

June 27: Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox – Clarion County. 12:15 pm distribution. Call 797-0286 the first week of the month to pre-register.  Serving Clarion County Only.

June 27: Erie County Health Department, 606 West Second St., Erie — Erie County. 5 p.m. distribution. Call Gerry to pre-register at 814-459-3663 ext. 120.

June 28: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3 pm distribution.

July 2019:

July 1:  Trinity UMC-YMCA parking lot, 34 N Broad Street, Ridgway – Elk County.  11:00 am distribution.

July 2:  Otterbein UMC, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield – Warren County,  3:30 pm distribution.  First come, first served.

July 3: Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register the week before by calling 814-764-3332.

July 8: East Middle School, 1001 Atkins Street, Erie. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/east or by calling Gerry at Second Harvest at 459-3663 ext. 120. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address and bags/shopping cart for your food. Distribution begins at 3:45 pm in the back parking lot behind the school. To qualify, you must live east of State Street in zip codes 16503 or 16507, or in other surrounding areas.

July 9: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling Cindy at 459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address.  Please do not arrive before 3 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

July 12: CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County. 1 pm food distribution. Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

July 15:  Erie Heights, Crestmont Avenue, Erie – Erie County.  5:00 pm distribution.  First come, first served.

July 16: Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2 pm Distribution. Call 814-368-8915 to pre-register.

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

July 18: First Lutheran Church, 109 W. 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-726-2400 the first of the month.

July 18: The Corry Salvation Army, 127 West Washington St., Corry — Erie County. 1:30 p.m. distribution. Pre-register by visiting www.nwpafoodbank.org/corry-produce-express/ or by calling Gerry at 814-459-3663 ext. 120. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address and bags/shopping cart for your food.

July 20: Clarendon, 22 Brown Avenue, Clarendon – Warren County. 9 am distribution. First come, first served.

July 22:  Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County.  1:30 pm distribution.  First come, first served.

July 23: Chapel on the Hill, 6202 Emlenton Clintonville Road, Emlenton – Venango County. 11:30 am distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 724-867-6771.

July 23: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling Cindy at 459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address.  Please do not arrive before 3 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

July 24: First United Methodist Church, 42 East High Street, Union City – Erie County. 11 am distribution. First come, first served.

July 25: Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox – Clarion County. 12:15 pm distribution. Call 797-0286 the first week of the month to pre-register. Serving Clarion County Only.

July 25: Erie County Health Department, 606 West Second St., Erie — Erie County. 5 p.m. distribution. Call Gerry to pre-register at 814-459-3663 ext. 120.

July 26: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3 pm distribution.

July 29: McKinley School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. First come, first served.

July 30: Military Share, Erie VA, 135 East 38 St, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. First come, first served

July 31: Otto Township Fire Hall, 118 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center – McKean County. 1 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-966-3922.

August 2019

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

August 3:  Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main Street, Tidiuote – Warren County.  10:00 am distribution.  First come, first served.

August 6: Military Share, Warren VA Clinic – Warren County. 5 pm distribution. Call Cindy at Second Harvest to pre-register (814-459-3663, ext. 103)

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

August 8: East Middle School, 1001 Atkins Street, Erie. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/east or by calling Gerry at Second Harvest at 459-3663 ext. 120. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address and bags/shopping cart for your food. Distribution begins at 3:45 pm in the back parking lot behind the school. To qualify, you must live east of State Street in zip codes 16503 or 16507, or in other surrounding areas.

August 13:  St. Elizabeth RCC, 307 Franklin Street, Smethport, McKean County.  2:00 pm distribution.

August 13: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling Cindy at 459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address.  Please do not arrive before 3 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

August 15: First Lutheran Church, 109 W. 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-726-2400 the first of the month.

August 17: Free Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, Warren County. 10 am distribution. Pre-registration is required.

August 20: Military Share, Erie VA, 135 East 38 St, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. First come, first served.

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

August 22: Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox – Clarion County. 12:15 pm distribution. Call 797-0286 the first week of the month to pre-register. Serving Clarion County Only.

August 26:  Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County.  1:30 pm distribution.  First come, first served.

August 27:  Centerville Fire Hall, 18786 Erie Street, Centerville – Crawford County.  Noon distribution.

August 27: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3 pm distribution.

August 27: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling Cindy at 459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address.  Please do not arrive before 3 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.