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February 2, 2024

NHS Featured on Nine PBS’ Living St. Louis

OFS’s Nourishing Healthy Starts program is helping boost the health of low-income pregnant people and their families with food deliveries, nutrition education, and other services.…
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January 25, 2024

OFS Receives $75,000 from Bayer Fund

Operation Food Search announced that Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer in the U.S., has awarded a $75,000 grant in support of the organization’s…
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January 18, 2024

Kristen Wild Featured on Food Bank News

The March of Dimes recently gave Missouri a report card of D- for maternal and infant health. Read more...
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January 8, 2024

Kohl’s Gives $25,000 Grant to OFS

In November, Kohl’s energized nonprofits throughout the country with an influx of $25,000 grants, naming Operation Food Search (OFS) as one of four beneficiaries in…
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January 5, 2024

Scouting for Food Collected Over 54,000 lbs of Food

OFS received 54,392 pounds of donated food collected by Scouts from the Greater St. Louis Area Council through their annual Scouting for Food campaign. Read…
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December 18, 2023

Kristen Wild in Food Bank News CEO Roundtable

In contemplating what food banking might look like in five or so years, the CEOs of the Food Bank CEO Roundtable imagined the ways in…
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November 30, 2023

Bank of America Employees Volunteer With OFS

On this Giving Tuesday, Bank of America employees continued the tradition of volunteering with Operation Food Search. Learn more...
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November 22, 2023

Interview with Kristen Wild, CEO of OFS | Living St. Louis

Jim Kirchherr sat down with Kristen Wild, the CEO of Operation Food Search. They spoke about food insecurity and hunger during the holidays in the…
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November 17, 2023

Ole Tyme Produce Raises $100K for OFS

Ole Tyme Produce, the largest woman-owned fresh food distributor in the State of Missouri, is marking its 50th anniversary with a significant fundraising achievement in…
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November 17, 2023

OFS Adds Female Execs to Board

November 2023 (ST. LOUIS) – Operation Food Search (OFS) recently expanded their board with the addition of three prominent, female executives. The newly-elected members include Stacy…
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November 15, 2023

Hardee’s & Dave Glover Show Raise $500K+ for OFS

The Dave Glover Show is teaming up with Hardee's for the sixth year in a row to support Operation Food Search with a give back…
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November 13, 2023

Schnucks & OFS Give Away 1,000 Thanksgiving Meals

With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, nearly 1,000 families in the St. Louis metro were gifted a complete holiday meal, thanks to Schnucks and…
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November 10, 2023

Tackle Hunger Food Drive Sets New Record

5 On Your Side’s second annual “Tackle Hunger” food drive sponsored by Neighbors Credit Union to benefit Operation Food Search concluded in late October at…
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October 23, 2023

Warners’ Warm-Up Is Back for 2023

The 23rd annual Warners’ Warm-up Coat Drive will be held from Oct. 23 – Nov. 5. First Things First, Kurt & Brenda Warner, and Operation…
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September 11, 2023

City SC & Schnucks Food Drive to Benefit OFS

St. Louis CITY SC and Schnucks Partner to Fight Regional Hunger with Inaugural CITYPARK Food Drive St. Louis CITY SC and Schnuck Markets, Inc. are…
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August 28, 2023

Tackle Hunger Week 1 Raises $3K+

Marquette HS and LaFayette HS ‘Tackle Hunger,’ raise $3,253.75 for Operation Food Search 5 On Your Side, Neighbors Credit Union, and local high school students are proud to…
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August 22, 2023

Bunge awards OFS $50K for Fresh Rx: NHS

Bunge Gives $50,000 to Support Operation Food Search’s Nourishing Health Starts Program Bunge, a global leader in agribusiness, food, and ingredients, has donated $50,000 to…
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August 18, 2023

STLPR talks to OFS about salmonella sensors

Visit any grocery store and you can expect that the produce, meat and other products that line the shelves are not contaminated. But sometimes that’s…
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August 3, 2023

OFS Friends Board raised $40k at Party for Packs

Operation Food Search Raises $40,000 at 2023 Party for Packs Operation Food Search (OFS) is pleased to announce this year’s Party for Packs event raised…
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July 25, 2023

Fox 2 features Tony Tomato and Tomato Explosion

Grab some tomato-inspired dishes at participating restaurants in the St. Louis area Throughout July, these incredible restaurants are featuring delicious tomato-inspired dishes. A portion of…
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July 25, 2023

Fox 2 features Deweys & Tomato Explosion

Operation Food Search shares details on the 'Tomato Explosion' fundraiser Local restauranteurs create a special dish or designate an existing dish featuring tomatoes. Every time…
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July 18, 2023

KSDK highlights Summer Meals at SLCL

St. Louis County Library offers free, fresh produce to families in need Watch this KSDK featuring OFS Summer Meals Program and the partnership with St.…
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June 30, 2023

OFS Partners with Campus Food Pantries

OFS Agency Relations Manager, Melanie Auberry, joined KTRS to discuss food insecurity among college students and the partnerships being created with campus food pantries. Listen…
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June 5, 2023

OFS Summer Meals Program Starts Today

STL County Library Summer Lunch Program begins June 5 St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search will provide lunches to children this summer at…
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May 26, 2023

OFS Highlights 2023 Missouri Legislative Session

2023 Legislative Wrap-up Though the last day of Missouri’s 2023 legislative session on May 12th was spent in a stalemate, there were 59 “truly agreed…
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May 8, 2023

OFS receives $30k from RGA

RGA Foundation Awards Operation Food Search $30,000 Grant to Support Operation Backpack and Child Nutritional Needs The RGA Foundation has awarded Operation Food Search (OFS)…
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April 11, 2023

Welcome new OFS Chair Erin Brooks

Erin Brooks Named New Chair for Operation Food Search Board of Director Operation Food Search (OFS) is pleased to announce that Erin Brooks has been…
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April 4, 2023

OFS, STL CITY SC and MLS WORKS partner

St. Louis CITY SC partner with MLS WORKS, Operation Food Search ahead of inaugural home match St. Louis CITY SC are partnering with MLS WORKS…
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March 29, 2023

GiftAMeal, West County Center partner for OFS

St. Louis based GiftAMeal partnering with West County Center help feed the needy Charitable giving continues to get easier and easier especially if you have…
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February 15, 2023

OFS & St. Louis City team up to rescue food

St. Louis CITY SC Unveils “Our CITY” Sustainability Initiative Which Includes CITYPARK Being a Zero Waste Stadium CITYPARK, the home of St. Louis CITY SC,…
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