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About Operation Food Search
Operation Food Search is a St. Louis-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Established in 1981, we are the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region. We distribute more than 2.75 million pounds of food and household essentials to 250 community partner agencies, which in turn feed 190,000 people in need each month – nearly one-third of whom are children.

September 12, 2018

Longtime OFS Leader To Retire

Operation Food Search Executive Director Sunny Schaefer will retire Dec. 31 after 22 years at the nonprofit hunger-relief organization. Operation Food Search provides food and…
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April 12, 2018

Feeding our school kids, one backpack at a time (

Established in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) helps to feed 200,000 individuals each month who struggle with hunger and food insecurity. The nonprofit organization offers…
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