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JFS Restock Challenge rocks

 


JFS Orlando, the Winter Park-based nonprofit, human service agency, has collected over 7,500 pounds of food and over $18,000 in cash donations during its annual Pantry Restock Challenge. The Challenge ran for one month and the goal was to restock the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, which provides emergency food assistance to Central Florida families in need.

The Weiner Family and Winter Park Wealth Group once again provided a generous $5,000 matching gift while the Fern Park Winn-Dixie and Personal Mini Storage donated collection bags and boxes.

“There is large need for food within our community and we are so appreciative of the community’s response to help address this need,” said JFS Orlando Executive Director Eric Geboff. “We continue our fight to end hunger and we are so grateful for all our donors, sponsors and partners that allow us to help provide meals to those in need.”

Major Restock Challenge partners included Arthur’s Catering; Coldwell Banker; CNS Healthcare; Congregation Beth Am; Congregation Ohev Shalom; Congregation of Reform Judaism; FastSigns Orlando Central; Femmes de Coeur; Infantino and Berman; Law Offices of Richard A. Heller; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A .; MAGAL; Michigan Mini Storage; Moxe; Orange County Fire Department; Personal Mini Storage; Publix Supermarkets; The Roth Family JCC; Schwam-Wilcox and Assoc .; Social Bridges; Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation; Temple Israel; and Tommy Hilfiger.

Nearly 49 million Americans suffer from food insecurity. Last year alone, JFS Orlando provided over 66,000 meals to needy Central Floridians in an effort to alleviate hunger in Greater Orlando. To learn more about the Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry, JFS Orlando or to make a donation, visit our site at http://www.jfsorlando.org. 

 

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