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January 31, 2023

BoA awards OFS grant to support Fresh Rx

Bank of America takes fresh approach to fight food insecurity In the ongoing challenge to end food insecurity, which has a significant long-term impact on…
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January 20, 2023

Enterprise Awards OFS $20K Grant

Enterprise Holdings Foundation Awards $20,000 Fill Your Tank Grant to Operation Food Search The Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded Operation Food Search (OFS) a $20,000 grant…
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January 20, 2023

OFS received $75K Donation from BoA

Bank of America Donates $75,000 to Operation Food Search In Honor of Employee Health Initiatives Bank of America donated $75,000 to Operation Food Search (OFS)…
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December 23, 2022

Miracle on Summit hosts Candlelight Walk

“Miracle On Summit” Features Candlelight Walk On Dec. 24 “Miracle on Summit,” a holiday destination in Webster Groves founded to shed light on food insecurity…
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December 13, 2022

OFS Receives County Port Authority Funds

St. Louis County Port Authority Awards $2.6M to 21 Community Groups St. Louis County Port Authority (Port Authority) announced that it is awarding $2,630,663 from the…
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December 13, 2022

JBAG’s Good Taste Campaign benefiting OFS

Jim Butler Auto Group looks to raise $100,000 to help combat food insecurity Jim Butler Auto Group is holding its “Good Taste Campaign” fundraiser and…
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December 13, 2022

Annual ‘Miracle on Summit’ celebration collects for OFS

‘Miracle on Summit’ returns to Webster Groves, collects food donations It’s the time of year for holiday light displays and a neighborhood in Webster Groves…
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November 30, 2022

FOX 2 highlights Fresh Fork Market on Giving Tuesday

Operation Food Search seeks to help the underserved Many of us take fresh fruits and vegetable for granted because we can buy them whenever we…
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November 29, 2022

Share the Harvest enables hunters to donate meat

Deer hunters can 'Share the Harvest' with families in need A local program aims to help families in need with the help of deer hunters…
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November 29, 2022

Bunge donates $20K to OFS

Bunge Donates More Than $20,000 to Operation Food Search - Employees Volunteer to Stuff Backpacks for Kids Operation Food Search is pleased to announce that Bunge donated $21,584…
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November 29, 2022

KSDK, FOX 2 showcase Thanksgiving distribution

Local nonprofit distributes 1,000 turkeys and nonperishables ahead of Thanksgiving The cost of inflation is an issue everywhere this holiday season. According to a recent…
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November 14, 2022

Gleaning volunteers harvest apples for OFS

Pickers harvest Liberty apples for foodbank Thursday was a beautiful day to pick apples, and a group of volunteers from Operation Food Search took advantage…
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November 7, 2022

OFS, KSDK, Neighbors Credit Union Tackle Hunger

Tailgate Friday: 'Tackle Hunger' building a healthier and more vibrant region Neighbors Credit Union has partnered with Operation Food Search, KSDK, and local high schools…
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October 27, 2022

OFS Feast For Change raised more than $160k

Operation Food Search Feast for Change Event Raises Funds, Showcases Local Farmers, and Spotlights the Need for Access to Healthy Food Operation Food Search (OFS)…
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October 19, 2022

No Kid Hungry spotlights OFS nutrition programs

Spotlight On Equity - Operation Food Search At Operation Food Search, equity is top of mind when serving St. Louis and the surrounding Missouri counties.…
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October 19, 2022

OFS discusses delays in Missouri P-EBT benefits

Missouri families still waiting for summer food benefits for low-income children Missouri is one of just seven states that still hasn’t been approved by the federal government…
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October 18, 2022

SLM, OFS discuss donations from cancelled events

Ask George: What happens to all the food prepped for events that get canceled, such as the recent Game 3 at Busch Stadium? What happens…
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October 18, 2022

Enterprise awards $25k to OFS for Fresh Rx

Enterprise Holdings Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Operation Food Search to Support Fresh Rx: Nourishing Healthy Starts Program Enterprise Holdings Foundation has awarded Operation Food…
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October 7, 2022

OFS, Sen. Schupp, Rep. McCreery co-host CareFair

Operation Food Search hosts 8th annual health carefair State Senator Jill Schupp is teaming up with Rep. Tracy McCreery and Operation Food Search to host…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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