Food Donations

JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Food Pantry fights hunger by providing much needed food assistance to individuals and families. Currently in Central Florida, 1 in 7 people are experiencing food insecurity and 1 in 5 kids is at risk of going hungry tonight. (Source: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida—”The Hunger Picture in Central Florida” (2021))

Take a look at our most recent impact numbers below.

meals provided last year
individuals served last year
lbs. of food donated or purchased last year

Want to donate food?

URGENT: Due to the current nationwide baby formula shortage, JFS Orlando is helping to bridge the gap for those most vulnerable in our community. If you have any extra unexpired cans or even samples you’ve never used, please consider donating them to JFS. Thank you!

At this time, we are only accepting the following items:

Most Needed

  • Formula & baby food
  • Diapers of all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby creams (i.e., desitin, baby powder)
  • Female hygiene products


Food Products

Donated items must be shelf-stable. Mixes and instant food should require water only (no eggs, oil, or dairy).

  • Children’s snack foods (ages 2-8, i.e., animal crackers)
  • Other snack items (i.e., crackers, nuts, chips)
  • Instant food mixes (i.e., instant mashed potatoes)
  • Cooking oils and sprays
  • Dried herbs & seasonings
  • Fun box mixes (only require water) (i.e., pancake mix, cake, brownies)
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Cornmeal
  • Shortening (i.e., Crisco)
  • Baking soda/powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Jelly
  • Condiments (i.e., ketchup, mayo)


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


Donations can be dropped off Monday – Thursday 8AM – 5PM at:

JFS Orlando
2100 Lee Road

Winter Park, FL 32789

Unfortunately, due to staffing limitations, we cannot pick up food donations at this time. Thank you for dropping off your donation.

Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the JFS Orlando office lobby is currently closed to the public. When you drop off your donation, please ring the doorbell and we will assist you.

Want to support the Food Pantry?

Since we purchase food through Second Harvest Food Bank at a reduced rate, $1 turns into $6 of purchasing power!

Food Drives

Are you looking to hold your own food drive to collect donations for the JFS Orlando Pearlman Food Pantry? Click below to find out how.

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