Second Harvest Food Bank Hosts Produce Express Distribution in Meadville
For Steven Croft, the past several months have been difficult.
"Me and my wife have been struggling because she can't work," said Croft. "Since I'm the only one working, we used to have two incomes, now we have one. It's been really hard and difficult."
Thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank, Croft and dozens of other families in Crawford County, will now have extra food.
For the first time since 2019, the food bank hosted its Produce Express distribution in Meadville.
The organization provided 100 families with 50 pounds of fresh food. In just 45 minutes, all of the food was distributed.
"It shows the tremendous need that is here in Crawford County," said Second Harvest Food Bank Director of Network Relations Gerry Weiss. "It also shows the tremendous toll that the economy is taking on folks in need when it comes to the price of groceries."
It's an ongoing effort, addressing food insecurity.
"This type of programming is beneficial for everyone, because those that can't get food for whatever reason, now can get food." said Croft.
The Second Harvest Food Bank will hold another Produce Express distribution on June 7, at noon, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Meadville.
This story is supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.