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Children posing with vegetables
Blog - Main
March 26, 2021

One Year of Summer Meal Service

How Our Program Adapted to the Pandemic Each summer, OFS works to ensure children have access to nutritious food when school is out. When the…
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Christine Filla; member of the OFS friends board
Blog - Main
March 20, 2021

OFS Expands its Friends Board

Four Young Business Leaders Support OFS Mission Formed in February 2010, the Operation Food Search “Friends” Board is a dynamic group of young professionals who…
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Advocacy Honor Roll poster
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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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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Repurpose for a Purpose promotional photo
Blog - Main
March 2, 2021

Repurpose for a Purpose

Turning Metal into Meals and Furniture into Food Repurpose for a Purpose Gives New Meaning to Recycling How are we turning metal into meals and furniture…
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State Capitol
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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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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OFS employee loading a delivery truck
Blog - Main
March 25, 2020

A Letter to the Food Industry

To the Food Industry: It’s hard to imagine the challenges you all are dealing with in the face of this pandemic. To the restaurants that…
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OFS policy team posing for a photo while on their trip to DC
AdvocacyBlog - MainNews
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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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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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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