The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-459-3663 x 120, or Agency Relations Coordinator Cindy Plymyer at email@example.com or 814-459-3663 x 103.
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.
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 $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
September 3: Otterbein UMC, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield – Warren County, 3:30 pm distribution. First come, first served.
September 4: Erie Heights, Crestmont Avenue, Erie – Erie County, 5 pm distribution. First come, first served.
September 5: Military Share, Warren VA Clinic – Warren County. 5 pm distribution. Call Cindy at Second Harvest to pre-register (814-459-3663, ext. 103)
September 6: 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.
September 10: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 3 pm.
September 11: Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register the week before by calling 814-764-3332.
September 13: McKinley School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. First come, first served.
September 16: First UMC , 42 E. High Street, Union City – Erie County. 11am distribution. first come, first served.
September 17: Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2 pm Distribution. Call 814-368-8915 to pre-register.
September 18: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.
September 18: Military Share, Meadville VFW Post 2006, 1045 S. Morgan Street, Meadville – Crawford County. 5pm distribution. Call Gerry at 459-3663 ext. 120 to pre-register.
September 18: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 2:30pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1 pm.
September 19: 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.
September 19: 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.
September 20: 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.
September 21: Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave, Clarendon. Warren County. 9 am distribution. First come, first served.
September 24: Chapel on the Hill, 6202 Emlenton-Clintonville Rd., Emlenton – Venango County. 11:30 am pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 724-867-6771.
September 24: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 3 pm.
September 25: Military Share, Erie VA, 135 East 38 St, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. First come, first served.
September 25: Otto Twp. Fire Hall, Duke Center – McKean County. 1pm distribution.
September 26: 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.
September 26: 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.
September 27: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3 pm distribution.
September 30: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. First come, first served.