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 February:

February 1: 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.

February 2:  Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main Street, Tidioute – Warren County.  10 am distribution.  First come, first served.

February 6:  Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register the week before by calling 814-764-3332.

February 7: Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County. 4 pm distribution. Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

February 11: East Middle School Produce Express, 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.

February 12: 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.

February 12:  St. Elizabeth RCC, 307 Franklin Street, Smethport – McKean County.  2 pm distribution

February 13:  McKinley School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County.  2:45 pm distribution.  First come, first served.

February 19: 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).

February 20: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

February 21: 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.

February 22:  CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County.  3 pm distribution.

February 23: Free Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, Warren County. 10 am distribution. Pre-registration is required.

February 25: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

February 26: 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 814-459-3663 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.

February 26: Centerville Fire Hall, Centerville – Crawford County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-registration is required.

February 27: Military Share, Warren VA Clinic – Warren County. 5 pm distribution. Call Cindy at Second Harvest to pre-register (814-459-3663, ext. 103).

February 28: 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.

 

Dates in March:

March 1: 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.

March 4: McKinley School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. First come, first served.

March 5: Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield – Warren County. 3:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 814-563-3333 to pre-register.

March 6: Strattanville UMC, 401 Washington Street, Strattanville – Clarion County. 11:00 am distribution. Pre-register the week before by calling 814-764-3332.

March 7: Living Waters, 11185 Perry Highway (Movie Theater), Meadville – Crawford County. 4 pm distribution. Call the church at 333-6170 to pre-register.

March 11: East Middle School Produce Express, 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.

March 12: 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.

March 13: Erie Heights, 4024 Garden Avenue, Erie – Erie County. 5 pm distribution. First come, first served.

March 15: Military Share, Crawford VFW, Meadville – Crawford County. 5 pm distribution.

March 16: Clarendon, 22 Brown Avenue, Clarendon – Warren County. 9 am distribution. First come, first served.

March 18: First United Methodist Church, 42 East High Street, Union City – Erie County. 11 am distribution. First come, first served.

March 19: 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).

March 19: Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford – McKean County. 2 pm Distribution. Call 814-368-8915 to pre-register.

March 20: Pleasantville Fire Hall, 157 S. Main Street, Pleasantville – Venango County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling the church at 814-589-7385.

March 21: 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.

March 22: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3 pm distribution.

March 25: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

March 26: 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.

March 26: 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.

March 27: Otto Township Fire Hall, 118 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center – McKean County. 1 pm distribution. Pre-register by calling 814-966-3922.

March 28: 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.

 

Dates in April:

April 1: YMCA Ridgway, 34 North Broad Street (parking lot across the street), Ridgway – Elk County. 11 am distribution. Call 814-772-5212 to pre-register.

April 2: Military Share, Venango VFW, Franklin – Venango County. 5 pm distribution.

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

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

April 5: 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.

April 6: Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main Street, Tidioute – Warren County. 10 am distribution. First come, first served.

April 8: East Middle School Produce Express, 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.

April 9: 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.

April 9: St. Elizabeth RCC, 307 Franklin Street, Smethport – McKean County. 2 pm distribution

April 12: Polk, Sugar Valley Lodge, 196 Church Street, Polk – Venango County. 2:30 pm distribution. First come, first served.

April 15: McKinley School, 933 E. 22nd Street, Erie – Erie County. 2:45 pm distribution. First come, first served.

April 16: 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).

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

April 18: 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.

April 22: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield – Erie County. 1:30 pm distribution. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

April 23: 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.

April 23: Centerville Fire Hall, Centerville – Crawford County. 12 pm distribution. Pre-registration is required.

April 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.

April 26: CM Alliance, 233 Church Street, Cambridge Springs – Crawford County. 3 pm distribution.

April 27: Free Methodist Church, Sugar Grove, Warren County. 10 am distribution. Pre-registration is required.