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

 

January 2020

January 7: Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield- Warren County. 3:30 pm food distribution.

January 7: McKinley School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. First come first served.

January 8: Strattanville United Methodist Church, 401 Washington St, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution.

January 8: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 2:30 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1:00 pm.

January 8: Erie Heights, 4035 Crestmont Ave, Erie – Erie County. 5:00 pm food distribution.

January 9: Chapel On the Hill, 6202 Emlenton Clintonville Rd, Emlenton- Venango County. 11:00 am food distribution.

January 9: East Middle School, 1001 Atkins Street, Erie. 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.

January 9: Edison School, 1921 East Lake Road, Erie- Erie County. 2:45 pm food distribution

January 13:  Military Share, Warren VA, 3 Farm Colony Drive, Warren – Warren County.  5:00 pm distribution.

January 14: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 3:00 pm.

January 15: Pleasantville-Firehall, 102 Merrick Street, Pleasantville- Venango County. 11:00 am food distribution.

January 15: Church Of The Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2:00 pm distribution.

January 16: First Lutheran Church, 109 West 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution.

January 17: First United Methodist Church, 42 East High Street, Union City – Erie County. 11:00 am distribution.

January 18: Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Avenue, Clarendon – Warren County. 9:00 am distribution.

January 21: Military Share, Franklin VFW, 411 9th Street, Franklin – Venango County. 5:00 pm distribution.

January 22: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive – Erie County. 2:30 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1:00 pm.

January 22: Military Share, Erie VA Medical Center, 135 East 38th Street, Erie – Erie County. 5:00 pm distribution.

January 23: Edison School Pantry, 1921 East Lake Road, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution.

January 23: Erie County Health Department, 606 West 2nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 5:00 pm distribution.

January 24: C&M Alliance Church, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution.

January 27: Federated Church of East Springfield, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution.

January 28: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 3:00 pm.

January 29: Otto Township Fire Hall, 118 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center – McKean County. 1:00 pm distribution.