JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry is ALWAYS collecting non-perishable food donations. In 2018, JFS provided more than 68,000 meals to needy Central Floridians in an effort to alleviate hunger in Greater Orlando! 

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.*

You can help neighbors in need by helping us restock the pantry. Simply pick-up some of the accepted food items below and then drop-off your donation during our office hours.

  • 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

Want to host a food drive with your friends, at your office, or at your business? Check out our Food Drive Planning Kit below for 4 easy steps to get your food drive started during anytime of the year! 

Questions? Contact Assistant Director, Heather Petrusky, at Heather.Petrusky@JFSorlando.org or 407-644-7593 ext. 287.

Thank you for helping us fight hunger in
Central Florida!

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