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April 13, 2021

OFS Creates Gleaning Partnership with Eckert’s

Operation Food Search recently announced a new gleaning partnership with Eckert’s Belleville Farm located at 951 S. Green Mount Rd. in Belleville, Ill.  The family…
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April 7, 2021

OFS Hires Fresh Rx Team Members

Operation Food Search recently hired Janae King as Fresh Rx Intake Specialist and Danielle Williams as Fresh Rx Food and Nutrition Specialist. Read more. .…
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March 25, 2021

OFS Provides $17K Funding to Agency Partners

Operation Food Search Provides $17,000 in Funding to Partner Agencies OFS recently presented its own grants to community partners for the first time in the…
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March 24, 2021

OFS Named Top Workplace for Women

Women’s Foundation names St. Louis' top 21 top workplaces for women From the St. Louis Business Journal: The foundation revealed Wednesday, observed as Equal Pay…
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Kansas City Representative Richard Brown at James Elementary last year before the pandemic.
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March 18, 2021

OFS Launches Missouri School Breakfast Website

St. Louis-Based Operation Food Search Launches Missouri School Breakfast Website, Aims to Improve School Breakfast Programs Studies show the most important meal of the day…
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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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March 12, 2021

OFS Awarded More Than $1.4 Million

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently received $1,435,000 from the St. Louis County Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act…
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February 23, 2021

OFS Names New Board of Directors Chair

Operation Food Search recently appointed Alan Schultz as the Chair of its Board of Directors.  In this position, Schultz will provide strategic leadership, advisement and…
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February 17, 2021

Blues, Enterprise Center work with OFS

Blues, Enterprise Center provide more than one million donated meals Partnership with Levy Restaurants and Operation Food Search celebrates 15th anniversary Non-profit hunger relief organization…
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February 8, 2021

Repurpose for a Purpose

Renovating your office? Here's where to ditch that furniture. Operation Food Search has partnered with a pair of St. Louis-area companies to help businesses remove…
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February 4, 2021

Streetz 105.1 Interview with Brother DSmoovee

Brother DSmoovee interviews OFS Communications Manager Jocelyn Fundoukos about how OFS is getting food to the community. LISTEN HERE...
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January 28, 2021

16 institutions with milestone anniversaries in 2021

If the last year has taught us anything, it's that struggles can make us stronger. Raise a glass this year to these establishments and institutions…
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January 28, 2021

Dierbergs Donates $118K from Register Campaign to OFS

Dierbergs Markets, which recently held its annual “Hunger Never Takes a Holiday” campaign from Nov. 10 through Jan. 4, raised $118,230 for non-profit hunger relief…
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January 24, 2021

Boy Scouts Raise $21K+ for OFS

OFS recently received $21,473 from the Boy Scouts and its annual Scouting for Food drive.  This year’s event was modified due to the current pandemic,…
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January 11, 2021

Hydroponic Farms Help Battle Food Insecurity

Operation Food Search now has its own indoor farming operation.  The organization has received two Flex Farms, which are hydroponics units that can grow various…
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Kansas City Representative Richard Brown at James Elementary last year before the pandemic.
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December 22, 2020

OFS Launches Breakfast Website

OFS recently launched its Missouri School Breakfast that provides extensive resources and detailed reports regarding breakfast participation trends and how they affect students statewide. READ…
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High school students serving as nutrition ambassadors wear chef coats.
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December 16, 2020

$159K CIN Grant Awarded to OFS

OFS recently received a $159,000 grant from Community Impact Network and its emergency coronavirus task force. READ MORE. . .
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December 11, 2020

OFS Hires HR and DEI Manager

Kristen Frazier was recently hired by OFS as its Human Resource and Diversity Equity Inclusion manager. READ MORE. . .
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December 3, 2020

OFS Receives CARES Act Funding

St. Louis County distributed a $3.5 million second round of CARES Act funding to tackle food security issues — including a $1.9 million grant to…
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November 25, 2020

OFS Studies Food for Health Benefits

OFS has begun a three-year study to demonstrate the economic and health benefits of providing healthy food to pregnant women. The organization began a two-year…
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An OFS staff member takes a break in front of the golf carts.
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November 14, 2020

OFS Golf Event Raises $77K+

OFS recently raised $77,123.80 at its 27th annual golf tournament held at WingHaven Country Club.  The day-long event for 115 golfers included an auction, lunch…
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Chef Gerard Craft displays the pasta and salad dishes he created.
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November 9, 2020

Pasta for Packs Raises $21K+

OFS recently raised $21,465 for its first Pasta for Packs led by James Beard award-winning chef Gerard Craft.  Proceeds from the fundraiser will support Operation…
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October 28, 2020

OFS Named One of Nation’s Top Food Banks

Operation Food Search (OFS) was named one of the top five independent food banks in the nation based on revenue by Food Bank News. READ MORE.
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September 1, 2020

OFS Transforms Warehouse Distribution

OFS recently revolutionized its warehouse distribution process to more efficiently comply with COVID-19 requirements.  The newly created protocols enhance OFS’s food safety and social distancing…
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June 15, 2020

Lion’s Choice Donates Nearly $21K to OFS

St. Louis-Post Dispatch: Lion’s Choice recently donated $20,912 to Operation Food Search (OFS) to ensure children and their families receive vital food resources and additional…
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June 8, 2020

OFS Launches Summer Meals Kickoff

St. Louis-Post Dispatch: Today officially starts Operation Food Search’s ninth Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is funded by the USDA and ensures children continue…
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June 4, 2020

OFS Earns Highest GuideStar Recognition

St. Louis-Post Dispatch: Operation Food Search (OFS) recently received GuideStar’s 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, which is…
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May 28, 2020

Bayer Fund Donates $100K to OFS

Bayer Fund recently donated $100,000 to Operation Food Search (OFS) to strengthen growing food programs and community partnerships. READ MORE.  
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May 20, 2020

Bunge Donates $25K to OFS

St. Louis-Post Dispatch: Bunge recently donated $25,000 to Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, for its COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan that provides free…
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May 19, 2020

Catholic Charities and OFS Hold Food Distribution Event

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, partnered with Catholic Charities of St. Louis along with Sysco St. Louis hosted their first free…
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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 Katie Schneider, Development & Volunteer Manager.

Email Katie or call (314) 325-1295

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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