The mission of Operation Food Search is to nourish and educate our neighbors in need to heal the hurt of hunger.
What does this mean?
Operation Food Search works tirelessly to fight hunger in more ways than one. While we are a leader at collecting and distributing food throughout the bi-state region, we go beyond just supplying agencies with free food. With comprehensive nutrition education programs, and an innovative weekend backpack program, Operation Food Search fights hunger with knowledge, empowerment, and hope.
In addition, we have become a leader in ensuring that no person in the bi-state region goes cold during the winter, or must go without essential personal care items. In partnership with Kurt and Brenda Warner's First Things First Foundation, Operation Food Search distributes nearly 20,000 winter coats throughout the region to keep St. Louis warm. In the spring, we team up with the Girl Scouts Council of Eastern Missouri to collect and distribute over one million personal care items (soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, etc.) to individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford such basic necessities.
As an organization, Operation Food Search is heavily involved in the community. We regularly partner with local businesses and organizations of all sizes, and you can always find great events in metropolitan area that are put on to raise awareness and help our goal of ending hunger. We love volunteers and we love making friends!
Together, we can impact lives one meal at a time.