More than 50 million Americans struggle with food insecurity. JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance to hungry individuals and families in Central Florida. Clients are eligible to receive food assistance once every three months.

Food pick-up by appointment only!

Please call 407-644-7593 and dial “0” to schedule an appointment.

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Monday – 2pm-6pm

Tuesday – 9am-1pm

Wednesday – 2pm-6pm

Thursday – 9am-1pm

Friday- Sunday – CLOSED

Food Donations

JFS Orlando is ALWAYS collecting non-perishable food donations.

In 2017, JFS provided over 67,000 meals to needy Central Floridians in an effort to alleviate hunger in Greater Orlando. We anticipate providing a similar number of meals in 2018. You can help neighbors in need by helping us restock the pantry. Please see the list of accepted donations below:

  • Cereal
  • Pancake Mix
  • Milk
  • Peanut Butter
  • Protein Beans— (black beans, pinto beans or great northern beans, etc.)
  • Vegetables— (green beans, peas, corn, etc.)
  • Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce
  • Pasta— (spaghetti, elbows, etc.)
  • Fruit— (peaches, pears, cocktail fruit, etc.)
  • Soup— (clam chowder, tomato, chicken noodle, beef stew, etc.)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Rice – (White or brown)
  • Canned Tuna/Chicken
  • Snacks (pudding, chips, candy, etc.)

Please note we cannot accept:

  • Expired foods
  • Rusty or unlabeled cans
  • Perishable items
  • Homemade items
  • Non-commercial canned or packaged items
  • Alcoholic beverages or mixes
  • Open or used items

Thank you for helping us fight hunger in
Central Florida!

Want to host a food drive? Join our upcoming Summer Food Drive running from July 1 – July 31, 2018! Click below to find out more.

Or check out our Food Drive Planning Kit for 4 easy steps to get your food drive started during anytime of the year! 

Questions? Contact Pantry Manager, Heather Petrusky at or 407-644-7593 ext. 287.