JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry fights hunger by providing emergency food assistance to individuals and families. In 2019, JFS provided enough food for close to 90,000 meals in an effort to alleviate hunger in Central Florida.

1 in 7 people

in Central Florida is unsure when they will have their next meal or from where it will come.

78 million meals

a year are needed to fill the hunger gap in our community.

1 in 5 kids

in our community is at risk of going hungry tonight.*

Please note: Due to safety and containment during COVID-19, JFS Orlando is currently not accepting food donations from the general public. However, the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry is helping 3x the usual number of households by continuing to purchase food from Second Harvest Food Bank.

Your monetary donation to continue our vital community services is more critical than ever before!

Thank you for supporting our work in
Central Florida!


Questions about JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry? Contact Assistant Director, Heather Petrusky, at Heather.Petrusky@JFSorlando.org or 407-644-7593 ext. 287.

*Statistics Source: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida—Hunger Impact Report (May 2019)­­­­