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

Upcoming dates:

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

October 4: Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County. 4 pm distribution. Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

October 5: CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County. 1 pm distribution. Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

October 6: Tidioute Fire Hall, Tidioute, Warren County, 10 a.m. distribution. First come, first served.

October 8: East Middle School Produce Express, 1001 Atkins Street, Erie. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/east or by calling Second Harvest at 459-3663 ext. 120. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address and bags 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.

October 9: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling at 814-459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address. Please do not arrive before 3:45 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

October 9: St. Elizabeth RCC, Smethport, McKean County. 2 p.m. distribution. Pre-registration is required.

October 11: Gethsemane UMC: 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution. Call the church at 761-1723 to pre-register.

October 13: Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Avenue, DuBois – Clearfield County. 10:00 am distribution. First come, first served.

October 16: McKinley Elementary School, 933 E. 22nd, Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. Must live in the area surrounding McKinley Elementary School.

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

October 18: First Lutheran Church, 109 W. 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-726-2400 the first of the month.

October 19: Sugar Valley Lodge, 196 Church St., Polk — Venango County. 2:30 p.m. distribution. Pre-registration is required.

October 20: Free Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, Warren County. 10 a.m. distribution. Pre-registration is required.

October 23: Centerville Fire Hall, Centerville, Crawford County. Noon distribution. Pre-registration is required.

October 23: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling at 814-459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address. Please do not arrive before 3:45 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

October 24: Military Share in Warren, Warren County. 5 p.m. distribution. Pre-registration is required.

October 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.

October 26: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.

October 29: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield — Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

 

 

November 1 — Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County. 4 pm distribution. Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

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

November 5: YMCA Ridgway, 34 N. Broad Street, Ridgway — Elk County. 11 am distribution. Call Trinity UMC in Ridgway to pre-register.

November 6: Otterbein UMC, 258 Dalrymple St, Pittsfield – Warren County. 3:30 pm distribution. First come, first served.

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

November 8: Gethsemane UMC: 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution. Call the church at 761-1723 to pre-register.

November 8: Military Share, Erie VA at 135 East 38 St, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. Call Cindy at Second Harvest to pre-register (814-459-3663, ext. 103).

November 9: First UMC of Union City: 42 East High St, Union City – Erie County. 11 am distribution. First come, first served.

November 9: McKinley Elementary School, 933 E. 22nd, Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. Must live in the area surrounding McKinley Elementary School.

November 10: Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Avenue, DuBois – Clearfield County. 10:00 am distribution. First come, first served.

November 12: East Middle School Produce Express, 1001 Atkins Street, Erie. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/east or by calling 459-3663 ext. 120. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address and bags 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.

November 13: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling 814-459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address. Please do not arrive before 3:45 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

November 13: 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.

November 14: Erie Heights, 4024 Garden Avenue, Erie – Erie. 5:00 pm distribution. Open to Erie Heights and Pineview residents. First come, first served.

November 14: Otto Township Fire Hall, 26 Oil Valley Rd., McKean County. 1 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling Duke Center UM Church at 966-3922.

November 15: First Lutheran Church, 109 W. 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-726-2400 the first of the month.

November 17: Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave, Clarendon. Warren County. 9 am distribution. First come, first served.

November 19: 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.

November 20: Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2 pm distribution. Call the church at 368-8915.

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

November 26: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield — Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

November 27: Military Share, Erie VA at 135 East 38 St, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. Call Cindy at Second Harvest to pre-register (814-459-3663, ext. 103).

November 27: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Pre-register online at www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or by calling at 814-459-3663 ext. 103. Bring a photo ID with proof of current address. Please do not arrive before 3:45 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are not eligible for this distribution.

November 28: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.