March 16, 2021

OFS Recognized for Advocacy Work

21 Food Banks Excel in Advocacy Food Bank News has determined that 21 of the 100 largest food banks in the country are utilizing best…
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June 12, 2020

Missouri Legislative Round Up

On Friday May 15, the Missouri General Assembly gaveled out, marking the end of the 2020 legislative session.  This session was far from normal.  The…
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May 4, 2020

Food & Resource for Your Family During the Pandemic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: There are several ways to find free meals in the St. Louis metro area if the coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult…
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March 12, 2020


Our Policy and Advocacy Team attended the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. this month alongside other national organizations, members of Congress and key administration…
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January 4, 2018

Getting to the point

Learn the "weird" way Operation Food Search made this holiday season special with the help of some friends It’s a simple equation: Take a restaurant…
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May 15, 2017

Providing Flood Relief

"We are asking our compassionate community members to join us in supporting our neighbors during this extremely difficult time." -Sunny Schaefer, Executive Director OFS is…
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December 12, 2016

GivingTuesday Raises Nearly $57,000 for Operation Food Search

Operation Food Search (OFS) utilized this year’s #GivingTuesday philanthropic event as an opportunity to increase awareness around childhood hunger and boost year-end donations. Operation Food…
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July 14, 2016

Saturday Jubilee 2016

Saturday Jubilee Region Wide Food Drive One Day - One Purpose - Heal Hunger Most children look forward to being out of school for the…
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July 13, 2016

Tomato Explosion 2016 – Dine Out. One Month. Heal Hunger.

July is Ripe for Tomato Explosion!  Too hot to cook? Dine out throughout the month of July and help Operation Food Search, FEAST Magazine and 100 top…
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Tax Information

Important CARES Act Information for 2020 Donations:

All taxpayers may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual in 2020, even if you do not itemize on your return.

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Stock Gifts

It’s simple to make a stock gift, just contact our Director of Development, Ellen Reed-Fox.

Email Ellen or (314) 451-1950

IRA Rollover

Direct Your IRA Charitable Rollover to OFS

Individuals age 70½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to OFS without recognizing the distribution as income on their tax returns. Contact our Director of Development, Ellen Reed-Fox.

NOTE: Required Minimum Distributions have been temporarily suspended for the 2020 tax year.

Email Ellen or call (314) 451-1950

Federal Campaign

Are you employed by the U.S. Federal Government?

If so, you can designate Operation Food Search (CODE 98440) as your charity to support through the Combined Federal Campaign. Contact Katie Schneider, Development & Volunteer Manager.

Email Katie or call (314) 325-1295

Donate Monthly

Donate on a recurring basis by designating a checking account or a credit card for your contributions. When you donate monthly, you join a very special community of OFS supporters who ensure consistent access to the funds needed to heal hunger.

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Memorials & Tributes

Honor a loved one or recognize someone special while helping solve the problem of hunger in a directly impactful way. Make your gift online or by mail, and the individual or family you are honoring will receive a personalized notecard from OFS notifying them of your memorial or tribute gift (but not the amount). All gifts of $50 or more will be posted quarterly on our Memorials and Tributes web page.

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Legacy Gifts

Create a legacy through your estate plans that helps OFS heal hunger for generations to come.

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Sunny Day Endowment

When you invest in our endowment, you are investing in the region and its people. The long-term impact of your gift ensures it will go beyond providing immediate hunger relief to strengthen the community itself.

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Matching Gifts

Many employers match gifts and volunteer hours made by employees. Find out if your company has a matching gift program at our link below.

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