Food Pantry Clients

COVID-19 Virus Update

(updated Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:16 AM)

Please note: JFS Orlando is CLOSED to the public until further notice, but our programs and services are still OPERATIONAL.

The Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry hours are Monday – Thursday 9AM – 4PM by appointment only. To pick-up food, please call 407-644-7593 to schedule an appointment first. Make sure to bring a photo ID to your appointment.

Food Donations

1 in 7 people in Central Florida is unsure when they will have their next meal or from where it will come. 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.

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 or 407-644-7593 ext. 287.