With the holiday season upon us, families are coming together to celebrate traditions and enjoy warm holiday meals. However, the holidays can still be a difficult time for many struggling with hunger in our community. 

How You Can Help

Help Central Florida families struggling with hunger celebrate the holidays by donating to JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry. Pick-up some non-perishable holiday food items, like:

or other miscellaneous items the pantry currently needs:

  • juice boxes
  • cake/brownie mix
  • goldfish crackers
  • pretzels
  • cookies
  • biscuit mix

Food donations can be dropped off at participating local offices and businesses or directly at JFS Orlando.

JFS Orlando – The George Wolly Center
2100 Lee Road
Winter Park, FL 32789

Host a Food Drive

Want to make an even BIGGER impact? An office, business, or group food drive is a fun team-building activity. You can assign specific foods to different people or foster a healthy competition between departments!

Make it a social responsibility effort. Get your customers or clients involved too by printing a flyer and placing a box at your front desk for them to drop off donations. Offer raffles and discounts to participants. Maybe “plant” a pumpkin patch of canned pumpkin or yams or other vegetables. Or print out Hunger Hero stickers and give one to everyone who donates! 

Ready to start?
Download the Fall Food Drive 2018 Planning Kit to see how you can set up your drive in 4 simple steps. It’s that easy!


Contact Sara Martinez, Development & Marketing Associate, at Sara.Martinez@JFSorlando.org or 407-644-7593 ext. 227 or Heather Petrusky, Grants & Pantry Manager, at Heather.Petrusky@JFSorlando.org or 407-644-7593 ext. 287.