Executive Director Email Kristen | (314) 325-1285
As Executive Director of Operation Food Search (OFS), Kristen Wild oversees the operations, programs and initiatives OFS sets forth in the mission of “healing hunger and strengthening our community.” Kristen’s role includes managing a food distribution network of more than 300 community partners responsible for feeding more than 200,000 individuals each month. She oversees the child nutrition and nutrition education departments, which are vital to empowering families to become less reliant on the food pantry system. In addition, Kristen works with a team in policy and advocacy to ensure the voices of those who suffer from hunger are heard throughout the state. Finally, Kristen works with a leadership team to create innovative programming, such as the “Fresh Rx” program, which is designed to utilize “food as medicine” in order to improve health outcomes and increase academic success.
Kristen joined OFS after serving as Executive Director of the Ladue Education Foundation & Alumni Association. She has extensive experience in advocacy and education environments including Autism Speaks, Sylvan Learning Centers, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Houston Independent School District, and St. Louis Public Schools. Kristen graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology.