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 income 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, 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 coordinate, fund and provide volunteers to Produce Express distributions. To discuss becoming a host, please contact Manager of Programs Gerry Weiss by email at gweiss@nwpafoodbank.org or by phone at 814-459-3663 ext. 120, or Mobile Pantry Coordinator Bailey Giesbrecht at bgiesbrecht@nwpafoodbank.org or 814-459-3663 ext. 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 Gerry or Bailey at the above email address and phone number.

Donate

Donations are graciously accepted to help expand our Produce Express program. Please donate online or by check. Call Director of Development Zachary Webb at 814-459-3663 ext. 114 or email zwebb@nwpafoodbank.org with any questions.

Distribution Guidelines

At Produce Express distributions that are not in a drive-thru format, please bring photo identification (driver’s license, etc.), proof of residency (phone bill, utility bill, etc.) as well as a sturdy bag, box or shopping cart to bring grocery products home.

Recipients must have household 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

OCTOBER 2020

New clients are required to provide Photo ID.

Please remain in your vehicle and wear a face mask for the duration of the distribution.

ALL DISTRIBUTIONS ARE DRIVE-THRU ONLY AND FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Thursday, October 22: Warren Produce Express, Calvary Baptist Church, 445 Conewango Ave. Warren County. Open to residents of Warren County who income qualify.                                                 3:00 PM Distribution.

Tuesday, October 27: Second Harvest Food Bank Produce Express, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie                                                                                                                                                                                                4:00 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 2:30 PM)

Wednesday, October 28: Erie Military Share, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie.  Open to active military, military veterans and their families who income qualify.                                                                            2:30 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 1:00 PM)

Thursday, October 29: Erie West Produce Express 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie.   Open to those who need food assistance residing west of State Street to Cranberry Street, within the boundaries of the West Bayfront Parkway to West 11th Street who income qualify.    2:30 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 1:00 PM).

 

NOVEMBER 2020:

New clients are required to provide Photo ID

Please remain in your vehicle and wear a face mask for the duration of the distribution.

ALL DISTRIBUTIONS ARE DRIVE-THRU ONLY AND FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

WednesdayNovember 4: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County.                                                                                                                                                                                      2:30 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 1:00 PM).

Thursday, November 5: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County.                                                                                                                                                                                          2:30 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 1:00 PM)

Monday, November 9: Warren Mobile, Calvary Baptist Church, 445 Conewango Ave- Warren County.                                                                                                                                                      3:00pm Distribution.

Tuesday, November 10: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County.                                                                                                                                                                                          4:00 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 2:30 PM).

Thursday, November 12: Lower East Side Produce Express, Eastminster Church, 2320 East Lake Road, Erie – Erie County                                                                                                                                  3:00 PM Distribution.

Friday, November 13: Union City, First United Methodist Church, 42 E. High Street                                                                                                                                                                                                        10:30 AM Distribution.

Monday, November 16: Erie Military Share at Second Harvest, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County.                                                                                                                                                                        2:30 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 1:00 PM)

Tuesday, November 17: Franklin Military Share, Venango County.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4:00 PM Distribution. Parking available on Bully Hill Road and 3rd Street.

Wednesday, November 18: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County.                                                                                                                                                                          2:30 PM Distribution. (Please do not arrive before 1:00 PM)

Monday, November 23: Gravel Pit Park, 10300 West Main Road, North East                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4:00PM Distribution.