1507 Grimm Drive
Erie, PA 16501
Phone: 814-459-3663
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.


The Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA works in partnership with 285 member agencies in our
11-county service area. Second Harvest provides food to the agencies, which offer bags of groceries or a hot meal to families and individuals facing hard times. Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization within our service area that provides food at no cost to low-income people may be eligible to apply to become a Second Harvest member agency.

Become a Partner

To apply to become a member agency:

  • Review the guidelines below for eligibility.
  • If your organization is eligible, print, complete and mail an application to our office.
  • Contact our Agency Relations Department with any questions you may have:
  • Be contacted by the Agency Relations Department for evaluation as a possible member agency.

Guidelines for Eligibility

To be eligible to become a Second Harvest member agency, your organization must:

  • Have nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax status.
  • Be an established agency incorporated for the purpose of serving the needy, ill or infants.
  • Meet one of the following eligibility requirements for clients: (1) At least 50 percent of the households served food have incomes equal to or less than 185 percent of federal poverty levels; or (2) The agency operates as a food pantry and has qualified or will qualify the clients at 150 percent or less of the federal poverty guidelines.
  • Serve meals, snacks, and/or distribute groceries on site without cost or discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, sexual preference, religion or national origin.
  • Have clean, adequate, and secure storage space and/or meal preparation area to ensure the integrity of food received from Second Harvest.
  • Provide monthly service reports and maintain records of Second Harvest’s invoices.
  • Agree to all conditions and rules in Second Harvest’s contract.