For media inquiries, contact Jocelyn Fundoukos, Director of Communications, at 314.944.5073 or jocelyn.fundoukos@operationfoodsearch.org.

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June 10, 2024

Green House Venture’s Garden Harvested for OFS

The Green House Venture's highway embankment garden is bearing fruit. Or vegetables, to be more accurate. Planted this past spring by students of the three…
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May 28, 2024

Summer Meals 2024
St. Louis Locations

St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles City-County libraries and other local organizations are partnering with Operation Food Search to make sure children who rely on free…
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May 13, 2024

Healthy Food, Healthy Community Project Started

Operation Food Search (OFS) will receive a large serving of funding for its Healthy Food, Healthy Community renovation project, the largest renovation the nonprofit has…
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May 13, 2024

BJC Grant Helping Healthcare for Elders

A new community grant from BJC is already making a positive difference in how older adults tackle their health. There's a mix of medicine and…
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May 13, 2024

Carlton Adams interviewed for Winning STL

Carlton Adams, chief operating officer of Operation Food Search, explains how the group is using education programs and a mobile farmer’s market to help with…
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MetroMarketNews
May 2, 2024

Quinton Ward featured in FEAST Magazine

Nonprofit organization St. Louis MetroMarket is a mobile farmers' market that visits neighborhoods throughout the community struggling to find access to affordable, fresh and nutritious foods…
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April 8, 2024

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Fdn. partners with OFS

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital has awarded a $50,000 grant to Operation Food Search (OFS) to support the launch of the nonprofit’s Fresh Rx: Community…
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March 29, 2024

OFS Invests $10M Into Its Headquarters

Operation Food Search plans to invest $10 million into the programming and facilities at its St. Louis County campus. Learn more...
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MetroMarketNews
February 28, 2024

OFS Awarded $75,000 from Bayer Fund

Bayer Fund supports access to healthy and nutritious foods through high-quality food and nutrition programs. These programs provide support to families in need and rural…
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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

The Impact of Food Insecurity on Pregnancy

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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MetroMarketNews
September 2, 2023

Quinton Ward Wins 2023 Game Changer of the Year

Operation Food Search is proud to announce that Quinton Ward, OFS’s MetroMarket Senior Manager, was selected to receive Webster University’s 2023 Game Changer of the…
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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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