Our work is divided into three pillars that align with our strategy to alleviate food insecurity and heal hunger.

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. We empower children and families with access to fresh food, cooking skills and resources that promote self-sufficiency. In addition, we work with lawmakers to advance both public and institutional policies that help families put food on the table. Our comprehensive, upstream approach to healing hunger is designed to ensure that children and families have the food they need to eat today and the skills and opportunities they need for a lifetime.

Meet the Immediate Need

OFS warehouse

AGENCY DISTRIBUTION

We provide food to nearly 200 partner agencies working to address the needs in their communities.

Children eating lunch in library

OPERATION BACKPACK

Weekly sacks of kid-friendly food help students get through the weekend— when school meals are not available.

Students eating lunch

OUT-OF-SCHOOL MEALS

Our Summer Meals and Afterschool ReFuel programs provide vital nutrition to children when school is out.

Build
Nutrition IQ

Volunteers at food drive

NUTRITION EDUCATION

OFS empowers individuals and the community with skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy, affordable meals at home.

Young volunteers learning to cook

OPERATION CHEF

Courses that teach culinary skills weave nutrition education into every recipe, discussion and hands-on activity.

Family making food together

DEMONSTRATIONS

On- and off-site demonstrations for groups and organizations teach how to cook nutritious meals at home and on a budget.

Champion
Change

POLICY

We work with lawmakers and stakeholders to advance public and institutional policies that help families put nutritious food on the table.

ADVOCACY

We educate, train and empower people to engage in the policy-making process to ensure that all voices are represented.

INNOVATION PROGRAMS

Our innovative solutions address the root causes of hunger to improve the overall health of individuals and communities.