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.

Produce Express

 New and Improved! Mobile Food Pantry Program now upgraded to Produce Express Program

The Second Harvest Food Bank is making a commitment to provide healthy, nutritious produce to food insecure people in northwest Pennsylvania through the Produce Express program.

By making fresh, healthy produce available to those who normally would not have access to it, Second Harvest and our program partners are working to encourage the community to eat healthier, feel healthier and to make better nutrition choices. 

The Produce Express program is eliminating barriers to getting food out to those in need by distributing a truckload of food for up to 200 struggling families within a few hours.

Volunteers pack and hand out bags of fresh produce and other grocery products that can be used as supplements to meals for recipients. 

Those receiving food qualify at income levels no greater than 150% of the federal poverty guidelines, based on household size.

At all Produce Express distributions:

  • 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, 2014, for receiving food at the Produce Express are as follows:

Household of 1:  no more than $1,459/month
Household of 2:  no more than $1,966/month
Household of 3:  no more than $2,474/month
Household of 4:  no more than $2,981/month
Household of 5:  no more than $3,489/month
*For each additional family member add:  $508/month

The program has been very well received since its inception in June 2008 when it began as the Mobile Food Pantry Program and is expected to keep growing.

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

How can you help?
 

Sponsor a distribution(s). Monetary donations are gratefully accepted to help expand our Produce Express program. Whether you donate online or by check, you may designate that your gift is to be used for the Produce Express program.

Host a Produce Express. 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 Produce Express Distributions

 August 4, 2015:  Strattanville UM Church, 401 Washington St, Strattanville. 11 a.m. Call the church at 764-3332 the week before.

August 6, 2015: Living Waters Church at the Meadville Cinema, 11185 Perry Highway. 4:00 p.m. Call the church at 333-6170 the week before to pre-register.

August 7, 2015:  Christian Missionary Alliance, DuBois. 1 p.m. Call the church at 371-7471 to pre-register.

August 8, 2015: Wasson School, 300 Wasson Ave, DuBois. 10 a.m. First come, first served.

August 10, 2015:  Wayne School, 650 East Ave, Erie. 4 p.m. No pre-registration required.  First come, first served.

August 11, 2015:  St. Elizabeth RC Church, Smethport. 2:30 p.m. Call 366-3186 on August 3 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.

August 13, 2015:  Gethsemane UM Church, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport (Clearfield County). 4 p.m. Pre-register at each event for the next event.  Questions: call 814-345-4222.

August 14, 2015:  Polk Fire Hall, 710 Main Street, Polk.  2 p.m.  Call the church at 432-5143 to pre-register.

August 15, 2015:   Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., Sugar Grove. 10 a.m. Sign up at the event.  Questions: call 814-755-3672.

August 18, 2015: Lyona Bible Church, Guys Mills. 1 p.m. Call 814-333-2268 to pre-register.

August 19, 2015: Pleasantville UMC, 157 West State Street, Pleasantville. This event will be held at the Fire Hall. Noon. Call the church at 814-589-7385 to pre-register.

August 20, 2015:  First Lutheran Church, Warren, PA.  2 p.m. Call 726-2400, ext. 3010 for more information and to pre-register.

August 21, 2015:  Pleasantview Alliance Church, 16233 Highway 86, Saegertown. 3 p.m. Call the church at 763-4880 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pre-register.

August 22, 2015:  Praise Fellowship, 7451 Market St, Russell.  9:30 a.m.  Call the church at 757-5758 to pre-register.

August 25, 2015: Centerville Fire Hall, Centerville. Noon.  Call 814-967-3980 to pre-register.

August 27, 2015: Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox. Next to the Mt. Joy Bowling Alley. 12:15 p.m. First come, first served.

August 28, 2015: 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 or 573-5987

August 29, 2015:  Tidioute Fire Hall, 228 Main Street, Tidioute.  10 a.m.  First come, first served.

August 31, 2015: Federated Church, 11995 Main St., East Springfield. 1:30 p.m. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

Sept. 1, 2015:  Otterbein UMC, 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield.  4:30 p.m.  Call 814-563-333 to pre-register.

Sept. 2, 2015:  Luther Memorial Church, 225 West 10 St, Erie.  3:45 p.m.  Call 814-459-3663, ext. 103 to pre-register.

Sept. 3, 2015: Living Waters Church at the Meadville Cinema, 11185 Perry Highway. 4:00 p.m. Call the church at 333-6170 the week before to pre-register.

Sept. 4, 2015: Christian Missionary Alliance, DuBois. 1 p.m. Call the church at 371-7471 to pre-register.

Sept. 8, 2015:  Strattanville UM Church, 401 Washington St, Strattanville. 11 a.m. Call the church at 764-3332 the week before.

Sept. 9, 2015:  Erie Heights, 4024 Garden Ave., Erie.  1 p.m.  First come, first served.

Sept. 10, 2015: Gethsemane UM Church, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport (Clearfield County). 4 p.m. Call the church at 345-6860 to pre-register.

Sept. 12, 2015: Wasson School, 300 Wasson Ave, DuBois. 10 a.m. First come, first served.

Sept. 14, 2015: Wayne School, 650 East Ave, Erie.  Truck arrives at 3:30 p.m. Sgin up at the event.

Sept. 15, 2015: Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Pl., Bradford. 2 p.m. Call the church at 368-8915 to pre-register Monday or Tuesday the week before the event.

Sept. 16, 2015: Pleasantville UMC, 157 West State Street, Pleasantville. This event will be held at the Fire Hall. Noon. Call the church at 814-589-7385 to pre-register.

Sept. 17, 2015: First Lutheran Church, Warren, PA. 2 p.m. Call 726-2400, ext. 3010 for more information and to pre-register.

Sept. 18, 2015: Pleasantview Alliance Church, 16233 Highway 86, Saegertown. 3 p.m. Call the church at 763-4880 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pre-register.

Sept. 19, 2015: Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave., Clarendon. 9 a.m. Sign up at the event.

Sept. 21, First Assembly of God, 2785 Walston Rd, Punxsutawney.  5 p.m.  Call the church at 938-3736.

Sept. 23, 2015:  First UMC, 42 East High St, Union City.  11 a.m. Call Cathrin at 438-3066 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to pre-register the week before the event.

Sept. 24, 2015: Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox. Next to the Mt. Joy Bowling Alley. 12:15 p.m. First come, first served.

Sept. 25, 2015: 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.

Sept. 28, 2015: Federated Church, 11995 Main St., East Springfield. 1:30 p.m. Call the church at 922-3655 to pre-register.

Sept. 29, 2015:  Chapel on th Hill, 6202 Emlenton-Clintonville Rd, Emlenton.  1 p.m.  Call the church  at 724-867-6771.

Sept. 30, 2015: Otto Township Fire Hall, Duke Center (McKean County), 1 p.m. Call Duke Center UM Church at 966-3922 to pre-register.

 

  Check later for more upcoming events . . .