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

 

February 2020

February 13: Edison School Pantry, 1921 East Lake Road, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution.

February 13: 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.

February 15: Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St, Sugar Grove- Warren County. 10:00 am Distribution time.

February 19: Pleasantville-Firehall, 102 Merrick Street, Pleasantville- Venango County. 11:00 am food distribution.

February 19: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive – Erie County. 2:30 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1:00 pm.

February 20: First Lutheran Church, 109 West 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution.

February 24: Federated Church of East Springfield, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution.

February 25: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 3:00 pm.

February 26: Military Share, Erie VA Medical Center, 135 East 38th Street, Erie – Erie County. 5:00 pm distribution.

February 27: Erie County Health Department, 606 West 2nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 5:00 pm distribution.

February 27: Edison School Pantry, 1921 East Lake Road, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution.

February 28: C&M Alliance Church, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution.

March 2020

March 3: Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield – Warren County. 3:30pm distribution.

March 4: Strattanville United Methodist Church, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution.

March 4: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive – Erie County. 2:30 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1:00 pm.

March 5: McKinley Elementary School, 933 East 22nd St- Erie County.2:45 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1:00 pm.

March 10: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 3:00 pm

March 11: Erie Heights, 4035 Crestmont Ave, Erie- Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution.

March 11: Military Share- Warren Veteran Affairs, 606 West 2nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution.

March 12: 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.

March 12: Edison School Pantry, 1921 East Lake Road, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution.

March 12: Chapel on The Hill, 6202 Emlenton Clintonville Road – Venago County. 11:30 am distribution.

March 18: Church of The Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2:00 pm distribution.

March 18: Pleasantville Firehall, 102 Merrick St, Pleasantville – Venago County. 12:00pm distribution time.

March 18: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie – Erie County. 4:00 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 3:00 pm.

March 19: First Lutheran Church, 109 West 3rd Avenue, Warren – Warren County. 2:00 pm distribution.

March 20: First United Methodist Church, 42 East High Street, Union City – Erie County. 11:00am distribution.

March 21: Clarendon Produce Express, 22 Brown Ave, Clarendon- Warren County. 9:00am distribution.

March 23: Fderated Church of East Springfield, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution.

March 24: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive – Erie County. 2:30 pm distribution. Please do not arrive before 1:00 pm.

March 25: Otto Township Fire Hall, 118 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center – McKean County. 1:00pm distribution.

March 25: Military Share, Erie VA Medical Center, 135 East 38th Street, Erie – Erie County. 5:00 pm distribution.

March 26: Edison School Pantry, 1921 East Lake Road, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution.

March 26: Erie County Health Department, 606 West 2nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 5:00 pm distribution.

March 27: C&M Alliance Church, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3:00 pm distribution.