1507 Grimm Drive
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-459-3663
info@eriefoodbank.org
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1507 Grimm Drive
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-459-3663
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mobile Food Pantry Program

 

 The goal of the Mobile Food Pantry program is to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in rural and underserved communities. Second Harvest partners with churches, community centers, public housing complexes, fire halls and other organizations to plan the distribution of a truckload of food. In order to promote balanced meals, the mobile food pantry typically distributes not only boxed and canned goods, but also bread and baked goods, fresh produce, and frozen and refrigerated foods.

At all mobile food pantry visits:

  • Public participation is free.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Must bring proof of residency (old phone bill, utility bill, etc.) 
  • We ask the participants to bring a box or basket to carry grocery products home.

The income guidelines, starting July 1, 2013, for receiving food at the mobile pantry are as follows:

Household of 1:  no more than $1,436/month
Household of 2:  no more than $1,939/month
Household of 3:  no more than $2,441/month
Household of 4:  no more than $2,944/month
Household of 5:  no more than $3,446/month
*For each additional family member add:  $503/month

The program has been very well received since its inception in June 2008 and is expected to keep growing. The mobile food pantry distributes approximately 4,000 to 10,000 pounds of food on a visit.

If you have questions about the Mobile Food Pantry Program, please contact Rita Orinko at
814-459-3663 or 1-800-604-9186, ext. 102, or at rorinko@eriefoodbank.org.

How can you help?
 

Make a donation. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted to help expand our mobile food pantry program. Whether you donate online or by check, you may designate that your gift is to be used for the mobile food pantry program.

Host a mobile food pantry. Second Harvest partners with such organizations as churches, community centers, public housing complexes and fire halls to organize mobile food pantry visits. To discuss becoming a host, please contact Rita Orinko at 814-459-3663 or 1-800-604-9186, ext. 102, or at rorinko@eriefoodbank.org

Schedule of Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries

March 6, 2014:  Living Waters Church at the Meadville Cinema, 11185 Perry Highway.  4:30 p.m.  Call the church at 333-6170 the week before to pre-register.

March 7, 2014:  Christian Missionary Alliance, DuBois.  1 p.m.  Call the church at 371-7471 to pre-register.

March 8, 2014:  Wasson School, 300 Wasson Ave, DuBois.  10 a.m.  No pre-registration.  First come, first served.

March 11, 2014:  Lyona Bible Church, Guys Mills.  1 p.m. Call 814-333-2268 to pre-register.

March 13, 2014:  Gethsemane UM Church, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport (Clearfield County).  4 p.m.  Call the church at 345-6860 to pre-register.

March 17, 2014:  First Assembly of God, 2785 Walston Rd., Punxsutawney.  5 p.m.  Call the church on Tuesday prior to mobile distribution date at 814-938-3724 to pre-register starting at 9am.  

March 18, 2014:  Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Pl., Bradford.  2 p.m.  Call the church at 368-8915 to pre-register.

March 19, 2014: Pleasantville UMC, 157 West State Street, Pleasantville.  This event will be held at the Fire Hall.  Call the church at 814-589-7385 to pre-register.    

March 21, 2014:  Pleasantview Alliance Church, 16233 Highway 86, Saegertown.  3 p.m.  Call the church at  763-4880 on March 11 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pre-register.

March 22, 2014:  Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave., Clarendon.  10 a.m.  Sign up at the event. 

March 25, 2014:  Christian Missionary Alliance, 233 Church St., Cambridge Springs.  3 p.m.  Call Carol at 398-3659 from 7 to 11 a.m. or from 6 to 9 p.m.

March 26, 2014: Otto Township Fire Hall, Duke Center (McKean County), 2 p.m.  Call Duke Center UM Church at 966-3922 to pre-register.

March 27, 2014:  Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox.  Next to the Mt. Joy Bowling Alley.  11:30 a.m.  First come, first served.

March 28, 2014:  Polk Fire Hall, Venango County.  3 p.m.  No pre-registration.  First come, first served.

March 31, 2014:  Federated Church, 11995 Main St., East Springfield.  1:30 p.m.  Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

April 3, 2014:  Living Waters Church at the Meadville Cinema, 11185 Perry Highway.  4:30 p.m.  Call the church at 333-6170 the week before to pre-register.

April 4, 2014:  Christian Missionary Alliance, DuBois.  1 p.m.  Call the church at 371-7471 to pre-register.

April 5, 2014:  Wasson School, 300 Wasson Ave, DuBois.  10 a.m.  First come, first served.

April 8, 2014:  Smethport Fire Hall, Water St., Smethport.  3:30 p.m.  Call 366-3186 on 3/31 or 4/1 from 6  to 8 p.m. to pre-register.  Pick up times will be assigned.  No early birds.  Please bring a container for your food.

April 10, 2014:  Gethsemane UM Church, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport (Clearfield County).  4 p.m.  Call the church at 345-6860 to pre-register.

April 11, 2014:  Pleasantview Alliance Church, 16233 Highway 86, Saegertown.  3 p.m.  Call the church at  763-4880 on March 11 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pre-register.

April 12, 2014:  Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., Sugar Grove.  8:30 a.m.  Sign up at the event.

April 15, 2014:  Lyona Bible Church, Guys Mills.  1 p.m. Call 814-333-2268 to pre-register.

April 16, 2014:  Pleasantville UMC, 157 West State Street, Pleasantville.  This event will be held at the Fire Hall.  Call the church at 814-589-7385 to pre-register. 

April 22, 2014:  Wayne School, 650 East Ave, Erie.  Open to residents of the northeast area of the City of Erie.

April 23, 2014:  Grace Lutheran Church, 79 Mechanic Street, Bradford.  Call the church at 362-3244 to pre-register.

April 24, 2014:  Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox.  Next to the Mt. Joy Bowling Alley.  11:30 a.m.  First come, first served.

April 25, 2014:  Christian Missionary Alliance, 233 Church St., Cambridge Springs.  3 p.m.  Call Carol at 398-3659 from 7 to 11 a.m. or from 6 to 9 p.m.

April 26, 2014:  Praise Fellowship, 7451 Market St. Russell, PA. 

April 28, 2014:  Federated Church, 11995 Main St., East Springfield.  1:30 p.m.  Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

April 29, 2014:  Chapel on the Hill, Emlenton.  1 p.m.  Advertises in the local paper more than a week in advance.  Watch the paper for pre-registration dates/times.

Check later for more upcoming mobile pantry events . . .