OFS Promotion on how to reuse resources for Earth Day
May 12, 2021

Leftovers Can Help Reduce Food Waste

Earth Day, a day we celebrate our environment and raise awareness about climate change, is celebrated on April 22nd annually. However, the need to be…
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Beans used for Meatless Monday Promotion
April 15, 2021

The Many Benefits of Meatless Meals

Meatless Monday is a global campaign that aims to encourage people to eat less meat for both individual health and the health of the planet. …
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Vegetables used for nutrition education
March 10, 2021

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

How many times have you come home from a long day of work and reached for the first thing available to eat? We have all…
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Children playing soccer
June 9, 2020

Keeping Children Active and Healthy During the Summer

Do you have a hard time keeping your child entertained during the summer? Do you feel like your child is watching too much TV and…
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Brian Wieher; director of child and family nutrition at OFS
Blog - MainNutrition
March 12, 2020

Q & A With Director of Child & Family Nutrition

1. Why did you develop the Operation CHEF program? We wanted to be proactive in helping the community. We used input from every member of our…
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Blog - MainNutrition
May 28, 2019

Take a Bite of Summer with Seasonal Produce!

Enjoy your summer more with seasonal produce that is beneficial for your health, your budget and the planet!Written By: Ana Gavrilets, Fontbonne Dietetic Intern Fruits…
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Breakfast in the Classroom
Media ReleasesNewsNutrition
March 12, 2019

Breakfast in the Classroom: KC Launch

Kansas City Public Schools recently launched its “Breakfast in the Classroom” program at six schools:  Harold Holliday Sr. Montessori School, James Elementary School, Longfellow Elementary…
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OFS employees marketing the Breakfast in the Classroom program
March 7, 2019

Benefits of Breakfast

Late starts, rushing around in the morning, and not being hungry cause many people to skip breakfast.  But breakfast is an extremely important meal for…
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February 25, 2019

A Guide to Slow Cookers

After a long day of work, it can be exhausting to come home and have to make dinner. Most people are tired and hungry and…
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Sugar and Fruit
January 18, 2019

Added vs. Natural Sugar

As nutrition research emerges and new guidelines are created, one thing has remained consistent: eating excess added sugar is not great for our bodies. Because…
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Blog - MainNutrition
January 2, 2019

Making S.M.A.R.T. New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

As we leave the holiday season behind us and spring into a new year, it’s easy to overwhelm ourselves with goals and resolutions. Making goals…
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December 17, 2018

Winter Seasonal Produce

By: Katie Jackson, RDN, LD It’s no secret that finding fresh, flavorful produce feels more challenging in the winter months. The cold weather takes away…
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December 6, 2018

Spend Winter Break with Kids in the Kitchen

Does anyone ever see a picture of families cooking together and wonder how to get your kiddos in the kitchen with you? It seems like…
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November 29, 2018

Healthy Holidays – Black Bean Brownies

By: Carmen Berry, MPH, RD, LD With the holiday season upon us, you may find yourself indulging in some of your holiday favorites at parties…
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November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

By: Alice Green, Fontbonne Dietetic Intern The holidays are coming, which means we’ll be making and eating more food than we can imagine. With events…
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November 6, 2018

The Scoop about Detox Diets

By: Katie Jackson, RDN, LD Detox diets come in many different shapes and sizes and have been gaining in popularity over the last few years.…
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October 17, 2018

Veggie Packed Sheet Pan Nachos

Football season is in full swing, which brings along the weekly question of: “what should we eat while watching the game?” This is the perfect…
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October 4, 2018

The Power of Fiber

By: Katie Jackson, RDN, LD Over the years, there have been multiple nutrients/diets/supplements to claim the nutrition buzz-word spotlight. While these topics may or may…
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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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