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?

Our robust emergency food distribution system, together with education programs, give our struggling neighbors in need a range of coping mechanisms to help overcome the effects of hunger.

Our signature nutrition education outreach programs include Cooking Matters® and Cooking Matters® at the Store. These highly interactive programs give kids, adults, and families the skills they need to make sound nutrition choices and to prepare healthy, affordable meals. Through Operation Backpack, our childhood nutrition program, thousands of children at-risk for weekend hunger take home easy-to-prepare and nutritious food during the school year.

Hunger is a very real problem in the bi-state region. With the help of our partners, volunteers and donors, Operation Food Search provides a solution. Read more about the truth about hunger in the region and then learn what you can do about it.

Together, we can change lives and heal hunger.

For every dollar donated by individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations,
98 cents is devoted to programs and services.

HELP OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED:    314-726-5355    |  1644 Lotsie Boulevard   |   St. Louis, MO 63132