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

 

Dates in May:

May 1: Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register the week before by calling 814-764-3332.

May 3: 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.

May 4: Free Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, Warren County. 10 am distribution. Pre-registration is required.

May 6: McKinley School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. First come, first served.

May 8: Military Share, Warren VA Clinic – Warren County. 5 pm distribution. Call Cindy at Second Harvest to pre-register (814-459-3663, ext. 103).

May 13: 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.

May 14: 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.

May 15: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

May 16: 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.

May 16: 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.

May 17: Erie Heights, 4024 Garden Avenue, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. First come, first served.

May 18: Clarendon, 22 Brown Avenue, Clarendon – Warren County. 9 am distribution. First come, first served.

May 20: Military Share, Erie VA, 135 East 38 St, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. Call Cindy at Second Harvest to pre-register (814-459-3663, ext. 103).

May 21: Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2 pm Distribution. Call 814-368-8915 to pre-register.

May 22: First United Methodist Church, 42 East High Street, Union City – Erie County. 11 am distribution. First come, first served.

May 23: 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.

May 23: 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.

May 24: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3 pm distribution.

May 28: 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.

May 28: 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.

May 29: Otto Township Fire Hall, 118 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center – McKean County. 1 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-966-3922.