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JFS Orlando's summer food drive-hunger never takes a vacation

 


During the month of July, when public schools don’t offer the free/reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches, JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry see a 40 percent increase in hungry families who struggle without the school meals for their children.

Besides the lack of school-provided meals, one out of six people in Central Florida don’t know when they will have their next meal; one in four children go hungry; and 113 million meals a year are needed to fill the hunger gap in our Orlando community.

JFS Orlando’s goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of food from July 1 - July 31 and they need the community’s help to do so.

It’s easy. The next time you go shopping, pick up a few extra nonperishable items and drop them off at The George Wolly Center, 2100 Lee Road, Winter Park.

Another idea is to start an office, business or group food drive. JFS Orlando will give a free breakfast to the group that collects the most pounds of food by July 31.

 

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