Each month, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania administers a drive-through Produce Express for residents of Erie who need food assistance.  The next Produce Express distribution will take place on Tuesday, May 9th starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Second Harvest warehouse on Grimm Drive. Second Harvest staff and volunteers will load grocery items directly into participants’ vehicles.  Second Harvest requests that qualifying individuals would register for the program through the Second Harvest website (www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb) beginning Friday, April 28th.  Registrations will remain open through Tuesday May 2nd.

Participation in the Produce Express is free. The Produce Express at Second Harvest provides food for up to 100 families in need. By making fresh, healthy produce available to those who normally would not have access to it, Second Harvest is working to encourage the community to eat healthier and make better nutritional choices. Produce Expresses also include other grocery items and non-food essentials when available.

“Fruits and vegetables provide many of the vitamins and minerals that we need in our daily nutrition,” said Karen Seggi, executive director of Second Harvest. “We are so happy that our Produce Express distributions allow us to provide fresh, nutritious options to needy families in our community.”

Produce Express Details

Pre-Register: Visit www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb between April 28th and May 2nd

Event Date: Tuesday, May 9

Event Time: 4:00 p.m.

Event Location: Second Harvest Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, PA, 16501

Recipients must have an income level no greater than 150% of the federal poverty guideline.

  • 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

Proof of residency is required. Participants are asked to arrive NO EARLIER THAN 3:45 p.m. For more information please visit www.nwpafoodbank.org/shfb or contact Rita Orinko at (814) 459-3663 extension 102.