Mobile Food Pantry Program
The Mobile Food Pantry Program is Second Harvest’s newest initiative. The goal of the 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 for receiving food at the mobile pantry are as follows:
Household of 1: no more than $1,396/month
Household of 2: no more than $1,891/month
Household of 3: no more than $2,386/month
Household of 4: no more than $2,881/month
Household of 5: no more than $3,376/month
*For each additional family member add: $495/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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Schedule of Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries
May 2, 2013: Living Waters Church, 11185 Perry Highway, Meadville. 4:30 p.m.
Call the church at 814-333-6170 Monday or Tuesday of the week before from 10am to 2pm to pre-register.
May 3, 2013: Christian & Missionary Alliance, 1004 S. Main St., DuBois. 1 p.m. Call 814-371-7471 to pre-register.
May 4, 2013: Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Ave., DuBois 10 a.m. Sponsored by C & S Wholesale Grocers.
May 9, 2013: Gethsemane UM Church, 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport. 4 p.m.
May 15, 2013: Elevate Church, Harding School, Erie. 5:00 p.m.
May 16, 2013: Cooperstown UMC, 156 Cooperstown/Bradleytown Rd., Cooperstown. 11 a.m.
May 18, 2013: Praise Fellowship, 7451 Market St., Russell.
May 20, 2013: First Assembly of God, 2785 Walston Rd., Punxsutawney. 5 p.m.
May 21, 2013: Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Place, Bradford. 2 p.m.
May 22, 2013: Duke Center UMC, 26 Oil Valley Rd., Duke Center. 2 p.m.
May 23, 2013: Knox, 260 High Point Rd., next to the Mt. Joy Bowling Alley. 12:15 p.m.
May 28, 2013: Federated Church, 11995 Main St, East Springfield. 1:30 p.m. Call the church at 814-922-3655 Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pre-register.
May 31, 2013: Pleasantview Alliance, 16233 Highway 86, Saegertown. 3 p.m.
June 1, 2013: Clarendon VFW, 22 Brown Ave., Clarendon. 10 a.m.
June 6, 2013: Living Waters Church, 11185 Perry Highway, Meadville. 4:30 p.m.
Call the church at 814-333-6170 Monday of the week before from 10am to 2pm to pre-register.
June 8, 2013: Wasson Elementary School, 300 Wasson Ave., DuBois 10 a.m. Sponsored by C & S Wholesale Grocers.
June 11, 2013: St. Elizabeth RCC, 307 Franklin St., Smethport. 3:30 p.m. Pre-register at 366-3186 on June 3 or June 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. No early birds. Bring a box/basket for your food.
June 12, 2013: St. John's Episcopal Church, 1140 Buffalo St., Franklin. 4:30 p.m.
June 13, 2013: Gethsemane UM Church, , 369 Allport Cutoff, Allport. 4 p.m.
June 15, 2013: Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., Sugar Grove. 10 a.m.
June 19, 2013: Pleasantville UMC, 102 Merrick St., Pleasantville. Noon.
June 21, 2013: Pleasantview Alliance, 16233 Highway 86, Saegertown. 3 p.m.
June 24, 2013: Federated Church, 11995 Main Street, East Springfield. 1:30 p.m.
June 27, 2013: Knox, 260 High Point Road, Knox. Next to the Mt. Joy Bowling Alley. 11:30 a.m.
Check later for more upcoming mobile pantry events . . .