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

News
September 29, 2022

OFS and The Kaufman Fund host Food for Vets

Operation Food Search and others help local veterans Several volunteers handed out food kits with fresh produce, soup, and pasta. Veterans also received emergency kits.…
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MetroMarketNews
September 27, 2022

Post-Dispatch goes in-depth on childhood obesity

Despite one big success, Missouri’s ambitious effort to stem childhood obesity fell short. Here’s why. Sarah Woods, a dietitian at a public health clinic in…
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News
September 27, 2022

OFS talks current state of food insecurity

Renewed stress over buying school meals for students School meals are no longer covered for everyone after a federal pandemic program comes to an end,…
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MetroMarketNews
September 8, 2022

Quinton Ward is one of 40 Next City Vanguard Fellows

Operation Food Search’s Quinton Ward Selected as a Next City Vanguard Fellow Operation Food Search (OFS) is pleased to announce that OFS’s MetroMarket Senior Manager…
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MetroMarketNews
August 29, 2022

HEC Media features STL MetroMarket

STL MetroMarket is putting fresh food back on the map Most of the time, much of Ferguson, Missouri is a health food desert. But once…
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News
August 25, 2022

OFS and SLCL will offer after school meals

After school meals available at 8 SLCL branches St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide after school meals to…
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News
July 20, 2022

Bayer Fund awards OFS $212,500 Grant

Operation Food Search Receives $212,500 Grant from Bayer Fund Donation to help support Fresh Rx Program Operation Food Search announced that Bayer Fund, a philanthropic…
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News
July 18, 2022

RGA Awards Operation Food Search $25k Grant

RGA Awards Operation Food Search $25,000 Grant to Support Its Fresh RX: Prescribing Healthy Futures Program Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA) has awarded Operation…
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News
July 18, 2022

OFS Introduces New Chief Innovation Office

Nancy Spargo Joins Operation Food Search as Chief Innovation Officer Operation Food Search is pleased to welcome Nancy Spargo as Chief Innovation Officer. She joins…
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News
July 12, 2022

Kristen Wild & KMOX talk drop in food donations

Economic pressures bearing down on food pantries and the families they serve The same economic pressures that are impacting households, are impacting the food pantries…
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MetroMarketNews
July 12, 2022

Schnucks gives $15k to MetroMarket

Schnucks Gives $15,000 to Operation Food Search’s MetroMarket Program Schnuck Markets, Inc. has donated $15,000 to Operation Food Search (OFS) to help the nonprofit organization’s…
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News
July 11, 2022

Prairie Farms & Chef Reid Make Donation to OFS

Prairie Farms and Chef Nathaniel Reid Make Donation to Operation Food Search During National Dairy Month   Regional dairy cooperative Prairie Farms and award-winning chef…
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News
June 27, 2022

OFS collecting formula for Feed the Babies Project

Feed the Babies Project fighting infant formula shortage Nurses for Newborns is assisting nearly 200 families unable to feed their babies due to the formula…
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News
June 22, 2022

OFS names Sherrie Hare to Executive Board

Sherrie Michelle Hare named to board of Operation Food Search Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, announced that Sherrie Michelle Hare, an advocate…
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News
May 23, 2022

OFS raises $70k + on Give STL Day

Operation Food Search Raises More than $70k, is one of Top 5 Nonprofits on Give STL Day Operation Food Search raised $71,809, including a $15,000…
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MetroMarketNews
May 6, 2022

MetroMarket’s Ward Featured in Biz Journal

St. Louis Character: Quinton Ward finds intersection between the nonprofit and art worlds It may not seem like a natural move for an artist to…
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News
May 6, 2022

N’Bliss and Missouri’s Own Support OFS

N’Bliss and Missouri’s Own partner to support Give STL In conjunction with Give STL Day, N’Bliss is happy to extend its donation efforts towards Operation Food Search…
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MetroMarketNews
May 4, 2022

St. Louis MetroMarket launches 2022 season

Operation Food Search Metro Market Bus Kicks Off 2022 Season St. Louis MetroMarket, a nonprofit “farmers market on wheels” that brings fresh produce to food…
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News
April 27, 2022

OFS and Phoenix Solutions Join for Earth Day Event

Phoenix Solutions celebrates Earth Day with electronic shredding event Phoenix Solutions celebrated Earth Day weekend with an electronic shredding event and awareness of food insecurity…
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News
April 15, 2022

Phoenix Solutions and OFS to hold recycling event

Earth Day Recycling Event to Help Put Food on Tables: Keep it and Electronics Out of Landfills In celebration of EARTH DAY, an Electronics Recycling…
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News
April 1, 2022

Community News spotlights OFS fight against hunger

Fighting Food Insecurity According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2020 the percent of households in the country experiencing food insecurity was at 10.5%.…
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workers preparing food for fresh rx
News
March 23, 2022

Fresh Rx Addresses Diabetes & Food Insecurity in Kids

Hunger Relief Orgs Address Diabetes in Novel Ways The charitable food system may be a risky incubator for diabetes intervention, but hunger relief organizations are…
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News
March 23, 2022

WIC Innovation Project to Study Program’s Efficacy

Operation Food Search Launches WIC Innovation Project Operation Food Search (OFS) was recently awarded a $249,699 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to create…
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News
March 22, 2022

St. Louis City CDA Awards OFS $305k Grant

Operation Food Search Receives $305,000 Grant from St. Louis City Community Development Administration Operation Food Search (OFS) was recently awarded a $305,000 grant from the…
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Barnes Jewish Hospital
News
March 8, 2022

BJC & OFS Provide Access to Healthy Food and More

BJC HealthCare plans work in poor communities to make St. Louisans healthier   BJC HealthCare, the hospital system that operates Barnes-Jewish Hospital and more than…
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News
February 28, 2022

OFS Receives $95k Donation from Bank of America

Operation Food Search receives $95,000 through Bank of America Employee Booster Initiative provides donation In Missouri, it is estimated that between 18 and 19% of…
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Big box full of donated coats for Winter Warm Up Coat Drive
News
January 14, 2022

Warner’s Warm-Up Coat Drive Collects 11k + Coats

Operation Food Search and Warners’ Warm-Up Partner for Successful Winter Coat Drive Operation Food Search (OFS) was proud to partner with the Kurt Warner First…
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Three New Board members
News
January 14, 2022

OFS Welcomes Three New Board Members

Operation Food Search Names Three Local Business Leaders to its Board of Directors Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, welcomed three new…
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MetroMarketNewsUncategorized
December 8, 2021

MetroMarket joins OFS to Serve More Communities

St. Louis MetroMarket Joins Operation Food Search Operation Food Search is pleased to announce their acquisition of St. Louis MetroMarket, a nonprofit “farmers market on…
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MetroMarketNews
December 3, 2021

MetroMarket Brings Food to STL Communities

Food market on wheels serving St. Louis communities ST. LOUIS — There is an on-going issue in St. Louis. People in certain communities not being…
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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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