About Operation Food Search

Operation Food Search is a hunger relief organization that provides free food, nutrition education and innovative programs to nearly 200,000 people a month through a network of 330 community partners in 30 Missouri and Illinois counties. Through food distribution, nutrition education and innovative programs that address the overall health of individuals and communities, OFS is working beyond immediate hunger relief to create lasting change.

For all interview requests or other needs from OFS, contact Jocelyn at  Jocelyn.Fundoukos@OperationFoodSearch.org.

Operation Food Search in the Media

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Operation Food Search News
January 14, 2021

Warehouse Distribution Transformed

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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Operation Food Search News
November 10, 2020

St.Louis Community Responds to Increase in Food Insecurity

St. Louis Public Radio: There has been about a 40% increase in food insecurity rates throughout the St. Louis region during the COVID-19 upheaval and…
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Operation Food Search News
November 5, 2020

Operation Food Search Seeks to Make Business Case for Food As Medicine

Operation Food Search has shown in a pilot that it can improve health outcomes by giving people nutritious food. Now they want to conduct a…
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Operation Food Search News
October 28, 2020

Operation Food Search Recognized As One of the Nation’s Top Independent 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…
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Operation Food Search News
October 7, 2020

Warners’ Winter Warm Up returns to help keep St. Louisans warm

For nearly 20 years, Warners' Winter Warm-Up has teamed up with Operation Food Search to distribute coats to St. Louisans in need. This year, the…
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Operation Food Search News
September 29, 2020

Katie’s Pizza creates new kids menu item for Lion’s Choice to benefit Operation Food Search

The new item is available now through the end of November and includes apple slices and a choice of drink for $4.39 with a portion…
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