More than 50 million Americans struggle with food insecurity. JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Pantry provides emergency food assistance to hungry individuals and families in Central Florida. Clients are eligible to receive food assistance once every four months. In 2017, Jewish Family Services 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.

Appointments 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

JFS Orlando is ALWAYS collecting non-perishable food donations. Please see below the list of accepted donations. Please do not donate glass jars or expired items. Thank you!

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

Want to host a Food Drive? Check out our Food Drive Planning Kit for tips and instructions! Contact Pantry Manager, Heather Betts with any questions: or 407-644-7593 x287

Food Drive Planning Kit