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 gweiss@nwpafoodbank.org or call 814-459-3663 x 120.

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 Rita Orinko at 814-459-3663 x 120 or email at gweiss@nwpafoodbank.org.

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 $1485 / month
  • Household of 2: no more than $2003 / month
  • Household of 3: no more than $2520 / month
  • Household of 4: no more than $3038 / month
  • Household of 5: no more than $3555 / month

Upcoming Produce Express Mobile Distributions

Distribution Information

Upcoming dates:

April 4:  Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville –  Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-764-3332 the week before the event.

April 5:  Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County.  4 pm distribution.  Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

April 6:  CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County.  1 pm distribution.  Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

April 7: Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main Street, Tidioute – Warren County. 10am distribution. First come, first served.

April 9: 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. 117. Bring ID and box for your food. Distribution in the back parking lot behind the school. To qualify, you must live east of State Street and in zip codes 16503 or 16507.

April 10:  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. 117.  Bring ID and do not arrive before 3:45 pm.  If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are Not Eligible for this distribution.

April 10: St. Elizabeth RCC, 307 Franklin St., Smethport. 2 p.m. distribution. Call 366-3186 to pre-register.

April 12: Gethsemane UMC: 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution. Call the church at 761-1723.

April 14: Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Avenue, DuBois – Clearfield County. 10:00 am distribution. First come, first served.

April 17: Military Share, 22922 Center Street Extension, Cambridge Springs — Crawford County. 3:30 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling Second Harvest at 459-3663, ext. 103.

April 18: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

April 19: 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.

April 21: Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., Sugar Grove – Warren County. 10 am. Sign up at the event

April 23: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield — Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

April 24: Centerville Fire Hall, Centerville. Crawford County. Noon.

April 24: 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. 117. Bring ID and do not arrive before 3:45 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are Not Eligible for this distribution.

April 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.

April 27: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs — Crawford County. 3 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.

 

 

May 1:  Otterbein UMC, 258 Dalrymple St, Pittsfield – Warren County.  3:30 pm distribution.  First come, first served.

May 2: Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-764-3332 the week before the event.

May 3: Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County. 4 pm distribution. Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

May 4: CMA DuBois, 1004 S. Main St, DuBois – Clearfield County. 1 pm distribution. Call the church at 371-7471 the week before to pre-register.

May 5: Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Avenue, DuBois – Clearfield County. 10:00 am distribution. First come, first served.

May 7: YMCA Ridgway, 34 N. Broad Street, Ridgway – Elk County. 11:30 am distribution. Call Trinity UMC in Ridgway to pre-register.

May 8: 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. 117. Bring ID and do not arrive before 3:45 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are Not Eligible for this distribution.

May 9: Erie Heights, 4024 Garden Avenue, Erie – Erie. 5:00 pm distribution. Open to Erie Heights and Pineview residents. First come, first served.

May 10: Gethsemane UMC: 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport – Clearfield County. 4:00 pm distribution. Call the church at 761-1723.

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

May 14: 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. 117. Bring ID and box for your food. Distribution in the back parking lot behind the school. To qualify, you must live east of State Street and in zip codes 16503 or 16507.

May 15:  Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County.  2 pm distribution.  Call the church at 368-8915.

May 16: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

May 17: 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.

May 19:  Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave, Clarendon.  Warren County.  9 am distribution.  First come, first served.

May 21: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, E. Springfield — Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

May 22: 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.

May 22: 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. 117. Bring ID and do not arrive before 3:45 pm. If you attend the East Middle School distribution, you are Not Eligible for this distribution.

May 23:  McKinley Elementary School, 933 E. 22nd, Erie County.  3:45 pm distribution.  Must live in the area surrounding McKinley Elementary School.

May 24: 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 25:  CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution. Call 573-5987 the week before to pre-register.

May 29: 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).

May 30:  Otto Township Fire Hall, 26 Oil Valley Rd., McKean County.  1 pm distribution.  Pre-register by calling Duke Center UM Church at 966-3922.