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

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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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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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April 27, 2022

OFS and Phoenix Solutions Joined 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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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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March 23, 2022

Fresh Rx Addresses Diabetes and 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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December 3, 2021

Webster Holiday Light Walk Benefits OFS

Webster Groves residents organize food drive with holiday light show The season of miracles is approaching and you’ll find several in the works on Summit…
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November 29, 2021

Holiday Light Display Collects Donations for OFS

"Miracle On Summit" Webster Groves resident Jack McGowan puts passion for the holidays to good use It’s no secret that Jack McGowan is a big…
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November 25, 2021

COVID Pushes Food Access to Crisis Levels

Community gardens, food pantries head off COVID food catastrophe in St. Louis On a crisp late summer morning, 65-year-old Army veteran Nancy Vonner walked the…
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November 22, 2021

Scouting for Food Brings in Donations for OFS

Scout-led food drive returns to reel in donations after 2020 pandemic interruption The Maplewood Fire Department garage bustled with activity Saturday morning as a steady…
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News
November 20, 2021

OFS and Schnucks team up on Thanksgiving meals

One-thousand turkeys and all the fixings were passed out in St. Louis Friday. The giveaway took place at Operation Food Search in Overland. Volunteers from…
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November 5, 2021

Shop Out Hunger Brings in 64K Food Items

Operation Food Search Collects over 64,000 Food Items During Shop Out Hunger Event Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, hosted its annual…
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News
November 1, 2021

Post Holdings Supports Mission of OFS

Operation Food Search is pleased to announce that Post Holdings has renewed their commitment to the agency's mission of healing hunger in the St. Louis…
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October 17, 2021

What OFS is Doing to Help Amid COVID-19

Amid COVID-19, food insecurity is skyrocketing. Here's what local hunger-relief organizations are doing to help. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help,” says a young…
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October 8, 2021

OFS Receives Grant from Hunger Relief Organization

Operation Food Search (OFS), a nonprofit aimed at ending hunger in the St. Louis metro area, has received a $70,000 grant from MAZON: A Jewish…
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September 24, 2021

Inaugural Feast for Change Event at Kuhs Farm

Operation Food Search recently held its inaugural Feast for Change, a "farm-to-fork" dinner experience at Kuhs Estate and Farm, featuring locally sourced ingredients prepared by…
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News
September 21, 2021

St. Louis Sustainable Food Management Summit

Operation Food Search President and CEO Kristen Wild spoke on a panel at the St. Louis Sustainable Food Management Summit on Sept. 15, 2021. The…
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August 20, 2021

Kristen Wild: Most Influential Business Women

Operation Food Search President & CEO Kristen Wild has been named a 2021 Most Influential Business Woman by the St. Louis Business Journal. Read more.…
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News
August 6, 2021

CEO Kristen Wild Interviewed on KTRS

Kristen Wild, President & CEO of Operation Food Search, on the mission of the organization and its upcoming events. Listen here.
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News
August 6, 2021

Demand for Food Donations Continues

Demand for food donations continues to surge as programs near their end. Read more. . .
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July 26, 2021

Operation BBQ Raises More than $30K for Kids

Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, raised more than $30,000 at the first Operation Barbecue event, held in partnership with Sugarfire Smoke…
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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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