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September 27, 2022

Post-Dispatch goes in-depth on childhood obesity

Despite one big success, Missouri’s ambitious effort to stem childhood obesity fell short. Here’s why. Sarah Woods, a dietitian at a public health clinic in…
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September 8, 2022

Quinton Ward is one of 40 Next City Vanguard Fellows

Operation Food Search’s Quinton Ward Selected as a Next City Vanguard Fellow Operation Food Search (OFS) is pleased to announce that OFS’s MetroMarket Senior Manager…
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August 29, 2022

HEC Media features STL MetroMarket

STL MetroMarket is putting fresh food back on the map Most of the time, much of Ferguson, Missouri is a health food desert. But once…
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July 12, 2022

Schnucks gives $15k to MetroMarket

Schnucks Gives $15,000 to Operation Food Search’s MetroMarket Program Schnuck Markets, Inc. has donated $15,000 to Operation Food Search (OFS) to help the nonprofit organization’s…
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May 12, 2022

STL MetroMarket Kicks Off 2022 Season

MetroBus turned grocery store: St. Louis MetroMarket kicking off 2022 season St. Louis MetroMarket will begin its 2022 season starting Wednesday. MetroMarket is a non-profit…
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May 6, 2022

MetroMarket’s Ward Featured in Biz Journal

St. Louis Character: Quinton Ward finds intersection between the nonprofit and art worlds It may not seem like a natural move for an artist to…
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May 4, 2022

St. Louis MetroMarket launches 2022 season

Operation Food Search Metro Market Bus Kicks Off 2022 Season St. Louis MetroMarket, a nonprofit “farmers market on wheels” that brings fresh produce to food…
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December 8, 2021

MetroMarket joins OFS to Serve More Communities

St. Louis MetroMarket Joins Operation Food Search Operation Food Search is pleased to announce their acquisition of St. Louis MetroMarket, a nonprofit “farmers market on…
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St Louis Metro Market Bus
December 3, 2021

MetroMarket Brings Food to STL Communities

Food market on wheels serving St. Louis communities ST. LOUIS — There is an on-going issue in St. Louis. People in certain communities not being…
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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 Judy Coyman, Director of Annual Giving.

Email Judy or call (314) 325-1292

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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